New Commissioner’s vision
13:30 Monday 5 August, Societies 2
Come to listen to new Welsh Langauge Commissioner, Aled Roberts, outlining his vision for the role. After starting in the post on 1 April, he travelled around Wales for three months to meet with people and learn about the opportunities and challenges they face when using the language. In this session, he will share the main findings and this will give focus to his work.
Together stronger: working in partnership to reach the million
11:30 Thursday 8 August, Socieities 2
Working together and establishing partnerships is central to the Commissioner's vision.
Come to hear some of the key partners talking about how to increase the number of Welsh speakers and the opportunities to use the language.
On the panel: Aled Roberts (Welsh Language Commissioner), Efa Gruffudd Jones (Canolfan Dysgu Cymraeg Genedlaethol), Gwenllian Lansdown Davies (Mudiad Meithrin), Ioan Matthews (Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol) and Iestyn Davies (Colleges Wales).
Also during the week...
15:30 Monday 5 August, Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol stand
Aled Roberts and Eluned Morgan AM (Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language) will launch Welsh Water’s ambitious target to increase the number of customers registered to receive services through the medium of Welsh.
12:00 Tuesday 6 August, Societies 1
Aled Roberts will take part in a discussion panel to address the challenges and opportunities in ensuring that the Welsh language prospers in the voluntary sector. This event is organised by the Wales Council for Voluntary Action.
14:30 Tuesday 6 August, Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol stand
Discussion about the Welsh language services provided by public organisations and how to develop a bilingual workforce. This event coincides with the publication of the Commissioner’s assurance report into how public organisations perform in realation to their statutory duty to use Welsh. On the panel: Aled Roberts (Welsh Language Commissioner), Teresa Owen (Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board), Meic Raymant (North Wales Police), Dafydd Trystan (Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol).
12:00 Wednesday 7 August, Societies 1
Judge and broadcaster Nic Parri will ask Aled Roberts about Welsh medium education: the shortage of Welsh-speaking teachers and the shortage of learning resources available through the medium of Welsh. This session is organised by Cronfa Glyndŵr.
15:30 Wednesday 7 August, Societies 2
Discussion about the language rights of minorities and immigrants.
Organised by Academi Hywel Teifi, Swansea University.