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ALC UnConference

Upcoming 2019 UnConference

January 17-19, 2019

Paséa Hotel

Huntington Beach, California



Thursday, January 17

9:00 am–Noon

1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting

ALC Advocacy Forum: Panel and Open Discussion on Worker Classification Issues

Join your colleagues, like-minded CEOs and leading language industry executives, for an exceptional panel discussion regarding worker reclassification. Panelists:

Rick Antezana

Bill Rivers

Laura Curtis
CAL Chamber

Luke Wake, Esq.

Ian Adams
R Street Institute

6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Opening Reception

Friday, January 18

8:00 am–9:00 am

9:00 am–10:40 am

10:40 am–11:15 am

11:15 am–12:15 pm

12:15 pm–1:30 pm

1:30 pm–3:40 pm

3:40 pm–4:15 pm

4:15 pm–5:00 pm

6:00 pm      


UnConference Sessions

Networking Break

UnConference Sessions


UnConference Sessions

Networking Break

UnConference Session Wrap Up

Dine Arounds
Sign up information will be available soon.

Saturday, January 19

8:00 am–9:00 am

9:00 am–10:25 am

10:25 am–11:00 am

11:00 am–12:30 pm

1:30 pm


UnConference Sessions

Networking Break

UnConference Sessions and Closing

Optional California-Themed Activity
More details to come!



It's not a conference, it's an UnConference

The UnConference doesn't have presentations or speakers. Limited to senior staff at language service companies,* it is more casual and more focused. We emphasize breaking into smaller groups so that each person can be an active part of a conversation, not just a passive member of an audience. All attendees are encouraged to become participants, while facilitators will provide a touch of moderation and structure. This participant-driven meeting allows you to have thought-provoking discussions with some of the brightest minds in the industry--about the issues that matter to you most.

*A limited number of registrations are available for industry partners. This is an opportunity to participate in the conversation--not sell products and services.

Benefits of the UnConference

  • Small group discussions

  • Get advice specific to you

  • Build deeper connections with colleagues

  • Fewer attendees, so more intimate

  • Everyone gets a chance to talk

  • A mix of company and personal development

  • Higher value/lower cost



Sponsoring the ALC UnConference demonstrates your support for ALC and its members and brings attention to your company. Enjoy the exclusivity of being a sponsor. Because the number of opportunities is limited, this is a prime way to position your company to stand out from the rest!

For more information, contact Barbara Bienkowski at (240) 404-6481.


Did you attend the 2018 ALC UnConference?

Keep the discussions going with fellow attendees on the UnConference Online Forum!


How it all started

At our 2012 Annual Conference in New Orleans, several board members were having drinks at the bar and thinking of ways to provide more value to members. In something out of a Seinfeld episode, Craig Buckstein quipped that “we should create a conference without any sessions, you know, just like a show about nothing.” What if we had a conference that had no content? It would be an unconference. No speakers, no sessions, just all of us in a room doing what we do, coming up with solutions to whatever problems are on our minds at the time. It was a true throwback to the founder days.

Less than a year later, in 2013, we held our first UnConference in Palm Beach—with sold-out attendance. It was unique, and no one else was offering anything like it. And with just C-level executives, we were able to say the things we wouldn’t be able to say around vendors, buyers, and linguists. We now have experiences for two different types of learners: those who prefer to maximize learning with a traditional conference, and those who prefer to brainstorm solutions with colleagues in an executives' workshop.


Past UnConference

ALC 2018 UnConference

January 25-27, 2018

Omni Amelia Island Plantation
39 Beach Lagoon Road
Amelia Island, Florida

Thank You to Our 2018 UnConference Sponsors



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