Join us for panel discussions on the Future of the Icelandic Language with a keynote presentation from the President of Iceland, Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, at Scandinavia House. The Conference Chair is Jon Sigurdsson, Chairman, Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO of Össur. Panels include “The Icelandic Language and Technology” and “The Status and Future of Icelandic Literature.”
In celebration of the centenary of Iceland’s independence and sovereignty, Scandinavia House and the Consulate of Iceland in New York bring you an Icelandic movie of the month through 2018.
Schedule & Panelists
Thursday, May 10th
8:15-9 AM Light Breakfast and Networking
9-9:10 AM Welcome
9:10-9:40 AM Keynote Presentation Followed by Q&A, The President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson
9:40-10:20 AM The Icelandic Language and Technology
Moderator: Jennifer Sertl, President, Agility3R
Richard Sproat, Senior Staff Research Scientist, Google, Inc
Hal Daumé III, Principle Researcher and Associate Professor, Microsoft Research and University of Maryland
Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, Professor of Icelandic Language, Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland
Anna Björk Nikulásdóttir, Researcher at the Language and Voice Lab, Reykjavik University
Pamela Pecs Cytron, CEO, Pendo Systems, Inc.
10:20-10:40 AM Networking Break
10:40-11:20 AM The Status and Future of Icelandic Literature
Anne Giardini, Chancellor, Simon Fraser University
Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland
Adam Gopnik, Staff Writer, The New Yorker
Chad W. Post, Contributing Writer, Publishers Weekly, Publisher/Editor, Open Letter, University of Rochester
Birna Anna Björnsdóttir, writer
Stefanía Guðrún Halldórsdóttir, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Landsvirkjun, Chairman, Almannarómur
About The Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce
The Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is a membership organization founded in New York in 1986. The chamber promotes the development of business and trade between the United States and Iceland through membership networking events, business conferences and other occasions in which leaders of the business and government participate.
IACC´s day-to-day operations are managed by the Iceland trade office at the Consulate General of Iceland in New York.
THU—May 10—8:15 to 11:30 AM, free