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ALC Bridge Debuts at UNC Charlotte ISLSP-CIBER Event

Thursday, February 20, 2020   (0 Comments)

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ALC BridgeTM Debuts at UNC Charlotte ISLSP-CIBER Event


FOREST HILL, MD, USA (February 20, 2020) – ALC BridgeTM, the career platform developed by the Association of Language Companies, will debut March 7, 2020 at the UNC Charlotte’s Department of Languages and Culture Studies 5th International Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes (ISLSP) and Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Business Language Conference. ISLIP-CIBER will focus on Languages for Specific Purposes exploring developments and innovation in research, practice, and curriculum. 


“This event is very important to ALC Bridge,” Kathleen Diamond, chair of ALC Bridge, stated. “ISLIP is a great opportunity to showcase the innovative approach of bridging students, educators and employers by educating these stakeholders about the innumerable career paths in the language service space.” ALC Bridge will be presented by three ALC Bridge Founding Members: Mary Risner, Ed.D. Associate Director Outreach and Business Programs Center for Latin American Studies University of Florida; Adam Wooten, Assistant Professor Translation and Localization Middlebury Institute of International Studies; Steve Lank, Vice President Cesco Linguistic Services, Inc.




For additional event information, visit To learn more about ALC BridgeTM, visit or contact





Mary Connor, Executive Director

(443)966-3854, Ext. 1205


About the Association of Language Companies:

The Association of Language Companies (ALC) is a trade association representing language service companies (LSCs) in the United States and internationally. As a trade association, it is also our responsibility to represent the industry to the rest of the world. ALC is focused on increasing visibility and positions itself as the voice of the industry in the United States. The association works closely with language advocacy groups and federal and state lobbying groups. ALC has committees and members active in building new industry standards to both guide and protect professional language companies. With ALC’s academic outreach initiative, ALC BridgeTM, the Association created the framework for bringing together LSCs and the academic institutions that are teaching future language professionals and employees. ALC provides valuable information to both members and nonmembers with its one-of-a-kind industry survey, and with updates on government issues, industry trends, and standards. From the online Forums to the in-person events, ALC brings together the people that lead these companies so that we can all learn from each other. These connections develop into strong partnerships, and even friendships. ALC works hard to give companies several opportunities to find each other for collaboration, networking, knowledge sharing, and mentoring. For more information, visit