On behalf of the Organizing Committee I invite
you to the 44th Intersteno Congress, which will be held in Rome in July 2003.
We have worked with great enthusiasm, led by Gian Paolo Trivulzio, in order to
prepare an unforgettable experience for you.
For over a hundred years, Intersteno has looked
after the techniques of fast writing,
the value of which remains unaltered even after the relevant evolution of an
age when the progress has been formidable. New horizons disclose for our
activities: in society new needs come to a maturation, mass communication and
Internet revolutionize the way of interacting between people and
individuals, technological means
develop with frenetic rhythms and allow us to deliver new services and
products, posing the challenge of a continuing upgrade. Reporters assume a
central position with the unique capability of giving value to human
expressions and rendering them accessible for citizens and companies through
the production of quality texts. On the basis of shorthand and typewriting we build new techniques and
technologies: from machine shorthand to speech recognition, from closed
captioning to Internet reporting.
For answering to the challenge of the progress
and for catching new opportunities, we must be aware that even the way of
displaying our activities is changing. We are asked for a higher cultural
education, for a more accurate technique and for the lifelong capability of
upgrading ourselves. For such a task the contributions of teachers, who know
how to give value to their pupils resources according to the power of
technologies at their disposal, is crucial.
Intersteno is changing too. The great
intuitions of those who preceded us have led us to this point. We must be
far-reaching and courageous in renewing and consolidating Intersteno. I speak to young people overall: you have much to say and to give, your energy and your
passion are the lifeblood for this association: your skills, your intelligence
and your languages are an essential wealth.
Intersteno intends to represent a place of
culture, of spreading information and experiences, an avant-garde active and
permanent presidium, for enhancing and developing human and technological resources. Lets give a bit of our
intelligence to Intersteno, for honouring the efforts of elder colleagues and
for projecting their work in the future.
Leader companies, professionals, youths and
experts from all over the world have announced their presence at the Congress.
Highest Italian institutions and the Unesco Italian Committee have given their
support. Conferences on the main themes of the technical progress will be given
and champions will compare themselves for showing their ability in fast
For these reasons we wish you to be in Rome, a
city that does not need introduction and that will take your breath away for
its beauty. Come and enjoy the perfumes, the colours and the tastes of Italy.
It will be a proficient date but also a pleasant and relaxing holiday. And some
nice surprises will not be missed.
We wait for you with the smile of every day!