Congresses 1955 to Present

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 Congress No.  Year
City
President and/or President of the organisation Committe
Remarks
21
1955
Monaco – Montecarlo H. Smit – André Morard Only typewriting competition
22
1957
Milano II Ugo Andreini  
23
1959
Vienna Wilhem Zorn  
1961 – Ibm releases Selectric a new concept of typewriter. Instead of typebars has a pivoting typing element (called typeball)
24
1961
Wiesbaden Fritz Haeger  
25
1963
Prague Freml  
26
1965
Paris IV M. Marcel Chouvet  
27
1967
Berne Konrad Jan – Marcel Racine  
28
1969
Varsaw Zigmund Bötcher  
1970 – The fax technology is spread by Japanese companies,  replacing  the cumbersom and only professional machines of the previous years.
29
1971
Bruxelles III Eugene Cousin  
30
1973
Valencia Ramon Ivorra Ferrer  
31
1975
Budapest III Lászlo Barábsi  
1977 – Apple II is released and is the basis of home computer. At the same time Commodor and Radio Shack incorporate a monitor in their ‘microcomputers’ which previously required to be connected to a TV set.
32
1977
Rotterdam Tijs Bon  
1978 – Wordstar – the first word processing software is launched. It worked with CP/M operating system. In 1979 Visical – the first spread sheet software is also released.
33
1979
Belgrade Munir Lasic  
1981 – IBM starts marketing the first personal computer, using the operating system PC-Dos  able to manage the disk operation. At the Intersteno Congress in Mannheim the connection of Michela steno-machines to a microcomputer is announced. Cat (Computer aided transcription) is also experienced in the States.
34
1981
Mannheim Willy Kühnel – Karl Gutzler  
35
1983
Luzern Marcel Racine – René Steck  
36
1985
Sofia Vesselin Tzvetkov- Natsho Papasov  
37
1987
Firenze Flaviano Rodriguez  
38
1989
Dresden II Hans Störel  
39
1991
Bruxelles Jos Jossart  
40
1993
Istanbul Ihsan Yener  
1995 – Speech recognition is presented at Intersteno. Dragon releases the first edition of Naturally Speaking software, which does not need to pause for each word dictation.
41
1995
Amsterdam Cees A. van Beurden – Joke Bakker  
42
1998
Lausanne William Bonnet -Gabrielle Fasnacht  
2000 – Internet connections are fastly increasing and are offered at reasonable prices. E-mails are becoming a reliable replacement of traditional messages.
43
2001
Hannover Gregor Keller – Joseph Stehling  
2003 – For the first time an Intersteno Congress is broadcasted in realtime with audio and video streaming technology.
44
2003
Rome Fausto Ramondelli – Gian Paolo Trivulzio  
2004 – Helsinki – The Central Committee approves the use of macros, steno machines and speech recognition at the world keyboarding competitions.
45
2005
Vienna II Marlis Kulb  
2007 – Apple announces and releases the first version of iPhone
46
2007
Praga II Jaroslav Zaviacic – Jaroslav Polacek  
47
2009
Beijing Tang Keliang  
2010 – The first version of iPad (tablet PC) is released.
48
2011
Paris V Jacqueline Bertin Mahieux – Jean Charles Le Masson  
49
2013
The steering committee is headed by Danny Devriendt, with Georgette Sante and Olivier Levrau  
2015 – This is the first Congress entirely organized by the Federation and not by a National Group.
50
2015
Budapest IV The steering committee is coordinated by Danny Devriendt, and includes: Georgette Sante, Fausto Ramondelli, Rian Schwarz-van Poppel (Board members) and representatives of the Hungarian Association: Aliz Czuczor and Anita Dobos.  
51
2017
Berlin As agreed by the Council meeting (Shanghai – October 2014), the Congress was again organized under the direct responsibility of the Intersteno Board.  
52
2019
Cagliari (Sardinia – Italy)

This Congress was organized under the direct responsibility of the Intersteno Board in close collaboration, on spot, with onA.I.R. – Intersteno Italia.

Organization committee: Danny Devriendt (coordinator), Francesca Marchionne (coordinator), Rian Schwarz -Van Poppel, Georgette Sante, Carlo Eugeni, Michele Demontis.

Innovations:
– Used of an infrared system for the dictation of speech contests, all competitors in the same room
– Original Intersteno Anthem: Verba volant scripta mannent

 

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