ALC Newsletter

Inside This Edition: 

ALC Bridge Update
ALC Companies Certified Under ASTM F3130
ALC 8th Annual UnConferenceTM, January 2020
ALC Elite Partnership and Sponsorship Program
ALC Roundtables
ALC 2019 Industry Survey
ALC 18th Annual Conference: Call for Speakers 
ALC 2019 Industry Survey
ALC Upcoming Events


ALC Bridge Update

ALC Bridge is off to a great start with strong interest by educators across the North America. Highlights include: University of Montreal has registered and created a profile, Shenandoah University is hosting Kathleen Diamond, ALC Bridge Chair, to meet the Arts and Sciences dean, faculty members and the director of career and professional development at SU.Committee members Steve Lank, Adam Wooten (Middlebury University) and Dr. Mary Risner (University of Florida) have been invited to speak about ALC Bridge at the University of North Carolina Centers for International Business and Education in March 2020Committee member Dr Bill Rivers will be a Keynote Speaker at the Conference. Committee member Richard Antoine will be on campus at Carnegie Mellon meeting with students about careers in the language industry and ALC Bridge this month.

Join the community today!



Over the past several months, we have received many generous donations and pledges from our LSC community. We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for their support.

But our work is far from being done! We need your help to make this truly successful and to help our industry grow.

Any and all contributions are welcomed. Donate today and be a part of the revolution!

Donate to ALC Bridge!



ALC Companies Certified under ASTM  F3130

At our 17th Annual Conference in Washington, DC, ALC announced their partnership with Orion Assessment Services to certify Language Service Companies under the new ASTM F3130-18 standard.

Congratulations to the four ALC Member Companies who have completed this certification!




"The process was very thorough and definitely took some preparation. We were provided a checklist prior to Orion coming out to audit us. The exercise allowed us the opportunity to properly organize and document everything from our Human Resources department, IT Department, Quality Assurance, Compliance, and more. The preparation was key and definitely paid off. I urge every single Language Services Company to make the effort to get certified. Certification will bring significant benefits to the clients and greater profession at large."

-- Kristin Quinlan, CEO

Certified Languages International


Watch the ALC webinar "Standard Practice for Language Service Companies" to learn more about the importance of certification. This webinar is hosted by David Hubel, President of Orion Certification of Canada. 


Start your certification process today!


8th Annual UnConferenceTM


This is an executive retreat unlike any other in a beautiful location. Focusing on small, roundtable discussions and networking, this experience allows CEOs and Directors of various size LSCs to meet and discuss everything from staffing, mergers & acquisitions to technology and sales. This three (3) day retreat will provide plenty of time to network. It is also a great opportunity to bring your family and make it a trip to remember! It’s not a Conference, it’s an UnConference™!

Early-Bird Registration Deadline Is December 23, 2019. Register Now!


Plan Your Trip Today!


ALC's 2020 Elite Partnership and Sponsorship Program 

We are pleased to present our 2020 ALC Elite Partnership & Sponsorship Program! We invite you to partner with us as we continue to build on the many accomplishments of ALC by offering new programs, educational opportunities and unique networking events to our growing international community. Your involvement is key and our Program will connect your Company with key LSC decision makers throughout the year.

Become an Elite Sponsor!


ALC Roundtables


ALC Roundtables are the best way to network with other ALC members in your local area. Also, they are a great way to invite other LSCs that are considering joining our association to learn more about what we do, who we are and what issues we face. With legislation such as AB5, more than ever, this is the time for our members to meet more regularly to discuss and hear from experts that can help us all! There are over 2000 LSCs in the United States alone, so there are many potential members and networks to be made. Now that we are expanding our ALC Roundtables on a global format, the networking and membership possibilities are infinite. If you are interested in hosting or putting together an event in area, feel free to contact us and we can help you organize it all. Simply email for more information.

View all upcoming Roundtables event here.

2019 Industry Survey

The ALC 2019 Industry Survey is the only cost-effective survey for the language service industry that has such a depth and abundance of detailed data about LSCs in the U.S. market, which equated to 75 percent of respondents. A total of 190 companies participated in the 2019 Industry Survey; 130 companies were qualified. Learn more about the survey here.


Purchase Your Copy of the Survey Now!

Non-Member Survey

ALC and ELIA Member

Non-Member Survey



ALC 18th Annual Conference: Call for Speakers 

Your ALC 18th Annual Conference Committee is hard at work creating content for our September 15-17, 2020 meeting in beautiful Las Vegas, NV. We are looking for presenters who are experts in their field, and who can engage, enlighten, and excite our 200+ international attendees.If you or someone you know would be interested in speaking at the ALC 18th Annual Conference, click the button below to start the proposal process.

Submit a Proposal

We look forward to hearing from you! 


Upcoming ALC Events

  • January 15, 2020: ALC Roundtable: Antigua, Guatemala. Hosted by Melissa Meyer, ALC Director and President of Barbier International Guatemala.
  • January 23-25, 2020: ALC UnConference. Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Resort, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
  • September 15-17, 2020: ALC Annual Conference. Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV.



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Edition: November, 2019


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