Education is one of the best tools for driving understanding. The localization industry is extremely nuanced, shaped by the very complex cultural fabric of the regions it serves. EGA hopes to raise awareness and understanding of localization and the artistic process that allows stories to effortlessly cross borders and cultures to spread the joy of entertainment. We will primarily focus on two types of educational efforts, those targeted at EGA membership, which will largely be professional development and inspirational education for the creative community so they may better appreciate and participate in the globalization of their stories by this industry. EGA will blend live events and self-directed online studies to offer localization professionals opportunities to improve their skills. This will include introductions to new tools, new standards, or skills like leadership and project management. All of these opportunities will be broadly focused on creating a cadre of high calibre professionals to serve the growing needs of localization. You cannot appreciate something you don’t first understand, using similar methods, EGA will offer educational opportunities to original version creatives so they can better appreciate the journeys their stories take as they travel around the world.