Legal eagles, writing wizards, digital dynamos, and government gurus — a diverse group of powerful presenters are coming to Wellington in November with one clear message:
Be clear and be precise.
We’ve got speakers from Portugal, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Canada, the United States, Japan, the Philippines, Australia, and New Zealand. At Clarity2016, they’ll talk about how communicating in plain language is good for business, good for governance, and good for our world.
People are demanding the right to read information once and understand it first time. We live in a high-information, highly connected international society. The very nature of digital information calls for transparency, accessibility, and immediacy. Readers trust clarity.
A strong business trend towards simplicity also demands plain language — it’s no longer an optional extra. Writing clearly to suit the needs of readers strengthens relationships with clients because it makes your organisation accessible. It saves time and money, and boosts efficiency. Companies now recognise that plain language is something that can define them.
Hosted by Write Limited, Clarity2016 has attracted outstanding international and local experts you can’t afford to miss. All these speakers work hard every day to help people access the information they need. Here’s a selection:
From delinquent to doctor — tales of transformation and growth. Motivational change inspiration.
Are global governments trailblazers or laggards when it comes to plain language? Sandra presents pilot survey results.
New Zealand’s Solicitor-General has a powerful message about plain language and the law.
Compelling evidence and myth-busting arguments for stripping away legalese.
Revealing the results of an international study into what the public really thinks of lawyers’ writing style. The study includes New Zealand law firms.
Proven and practical evaluation tools for lawyers to test whether legal writing is accurate and can be understood by a range of readers.
Lawyer and educator with a powerful message on collaborative justice and resolving conflict through plain language.
Patron of Clarity promises perceptive perspectives on plain language and the law.
Investor education principal at Commission for Financial Capability highlights the absolute importance of plain English for communicating about long-term saving and investing.
Breaking the legalese barrier. Julie has identified five common obstacles to plain legal language — and knows how to get over them.
Addressing systemic complexity. Writer, editor, and strategist promises an insightful discussion on simplifying complex information systems.
Listenability and the law. Former attorney general of Victoria and Director of the Australian Centre for Innovative Justice leads this lively plenary session.
Can and should we measure the results of plain language work — success stories from Norway.
Crystal clear e-services — behind the scenes.
Clear is cool — how to reach millennials with plain language.
Spaces to hear these outstanding and friendly speakers, and many more, are filling up fast.