PLAIN LANGUAGE AND OUR RESPONSIBILITY  TO ENSURE ACCESS FOR ALL

COVID-19 and BLM dominate the headlines of 2020. But the deeper story is one of access. Who has it? Who needs it? How do we get it to everyone? As practitioners, we have a responsibility to increase access: to information, to justice, and to health care.

 
 

Welcome from the three hosting organizations

  • Julie Clement, Clarity, President

  • Barbra Kingsley, Center for Plain Language, Chair and Host of Access for All

  • Margrethe Kvarenes, PLAIN, President

Plain Language and our responsibility to ensure Access for All 

Live Conversation

  • Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, Michigan Supreme Court, USA

  • Dana Chisnell, Senior Fellow, National Conference on Citizenship and Partner-Founder, Project Redesign, USA

  • Julie Clement, Clarity, USA

Review of related speaker videos

  • Lynda Harris, New Zealand

  • Whitney Quesenberry, Brenda Wright, Sally Marsh, USA

Break 9:40 - 10:00

  • Plain language musical interlude

Using Plain Language to improve the criminal justice system 

Live Conversation

  • Amreeta Mathai, Racial Justice Program, American Civil Liberties Union, USA

  • Andrew Torrez, co-host, Opening Arguments, Founding Partner, The Law Offices of P. Andrew Torrez, LLC, USA

Review of related speaker videos

  • Vera Gergely, Hungary

  • Florence Cols, Belgium

  • Margaret van Naerssen, USA

  • Frances Gordon, Candice Burt, South Africa

Break 11:30 - 11:45

  • Plain language musical interlude

Celebrating 10th Anniversary of Plain Writing Act

Live Conversation

  • Anetta Cheek, USA

With video appearances from​

  • Former U.S. Representative Bruce Braley

  • Kathryn Catania, Center for Plain Language

  • David Lipscomb, Lead Federal Report Card Judge, Center for Plain Language

Wrap up and preview of day 2

  • Barbra Kingsley, Host

 

Welcome

  • Barbra Kingsley, Host

Using Plain Language to protect the rights of vulnerable populations

Live Conversation

  • Robert de Rooy, Attorney, Creative Contracts, South Africa

  • Logan Myles Stacer, Lead Fine Arts Teacher, Ewing Marion Kauffman School, USA

Review of related speaker videos

  • Catherine Buckie, Nancy Smith, Canada

  • Chantale Audet, Canada

  • Mark Biss, Australia

  • Hugo Sousa, Jose Luis Diaz, Portugal

Break 9:30 - 10:00

  • Plain language musical interlude

Review of related speaker videos

  • Machiko Asai, Japan

  • Andreas Baumert, Germany

  • Vera Gergely, Hungary

  • David Lipscomb, USA

  • Susan Kleimann, USA

  • Torunn Reksten, Norway

  • Angelika Vaasa, Luxembourg

The International Plain Language Standards

Live Conversation

  • Laurent Romary, Senior Researcher, Inria; ISO Committee Chair, TC37, France

  • Christopher Balmford, Convenor, Plain Language Standards TC37, WG 11, Australia

  • Vera Gergely, WG 11, Hungary

Break 11:00- 11:15

  • Plain language musical interlude

An International Panel: A Country’s Plain Language Story

Live Conversation

  • Claudia Poblete, Chile

  • Katrin Hallick, Estonia

  • Margrethe Kvarenes, Norway

  • Ingrid Olsson, Sweden

Review of related speaker videos

  • Claudia Poblete, Chile

  • Katrin Hallick, Estonia

  • Margrethe Kvarenes, Torunn Reksten, Norway

  • Ingrid Olsson, Gabriella Sandström, Karin Hansson, Sweden

Wrap up and preview of day 3

  • Barbra Kingsley, Host

 

Welcome

  • Barbra Kingsley, Host

An International Case Study: Using Plain Language to affect the outcome of the health crisis COVID-19

Live Conversation

  • Diane Levin-Zamir, National Director, Department of Health Promotion, Israel

  • Shelly Davies, Rock-star, business writer, trainer, New Zealand

  • Russell Willerton, Professor, Georgia Southern University, USA

Review of related speaker videos

  • Kate Murphy, Netherlands

  • Nadja Green, Sarah Slabbert, Iske van den Berg, South Africa 

  • Tim Fendley, Louise Carlsen, Sean Fulton, Great Britain

COVID-19 ClearMark Awards

Live Conversation

  • Stacy Robison, CEO, CommunicateHealth, USA

  • Barbra Kingsley, Host

Closing Ceremony

  • Susan Kleimann, USA, Chair, Planning Committee

  • Ingrid Slembek, Switzerland, Clarity, Planning Committee

  • Kathryn Catania, USA, Center, Planning Committee

  • Irene Stotko, South Africa, PLAIN, Planning Committee

Live Conversation

ClearMark Awards 2020

Live Conversation

  • Casey Mank, USA

  • Barbra Kingsley, Host

  • Stacy Robison, USA

Farewell, Final Announcements, and Thank Yous

  • Barbra Kingsley, Host

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