Clearer language, greater efficiency and effectiveness

10th International PLAIN Conference – Dublin, Ireland, 17 – 20 September, 2015

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the 10th Plain Language Association International conference, hosted by PLAIN and NALA (the National Adult Literacy Agency in Ireland). The conference will be held in Dublin Castle in Dublin, Ireland from 17 to 20 September 2015.

We designed an exciting programme centred on the conference theme of Clearer language, greater efficiency and effectiveness, that reflects the importance of communicating clearly in all aspects of business and life.

Dublin is the perfect location for the PLAIN Conference. It has a vibrant landscape and a profound cultural heritage. It is the European home of global technology firms Google, Microsoft and Facebook.

As Ireland is located between Europe and America, it is easily accessible and offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere as well as opportunities to explore one of the best travel destinations in the world.

Deborah Bosley,
PLAIN President

Inez Bailey,
NALA Director
National Adult Literacy Agency AGM

Local Conference Organising Committee

Inez Bailey – Claire O’Riordan – John Stewart – Aoife Ruth (NALA)

Who we are?

The Plain Language Association InterNational (PLAIN) is a growing volunteer nonprofit organisation of plain language advocates, professionals, and organisations committed to plain language. PLAIN has held nine conferences in Canada, the US, Australia, Holland, and Sweden.

The National Adult Literacy Agency is Ireland’s leading organisation in the promotion and development of plain English. Since 2005 we have been supporting national and international organisations in providing their information in plain English through our Plain English Editing and Training Service.

The service was set up in response to government agencies and employers’ requests for support in making their information clear and accessible. Since then, the agency has created an awareness of and demand for plain English within organisations wishing to improve the quality and scope of their communications.

Conference Partners Ltd
is the professional conference organiser helping us to organise PLAIN 2015. Tel: +353 1 296 8688

With thanks to our sponsors

Annetta Cheek

We also thank partners at the Centre for Excellence in Universal design at the National Disability Authority (NDA).

Universal Design is about designing products, services and environments that can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability of disability.