Drupal's project lead Dries Buytaert announced the Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative in May 2011 in hopes to bring ubiquitous multilingual capabilities to Drupal 8 all around. The plans were ambitious.
Many of the big goals were completed as of this session submission and many are still in progress. Come to this session to get an overview of the plans and an update of where we are and what to expect from Drupal 8 when it comes out.
To get involved with multilingual, look for the d8mi table at the sprint.
Ongoing updates about the initiative can be found on http://drupal.org/community-initiatives/drupal-core and http://drupal8multilingual.org/ with IRC meetings every other Wednesday (always announced at http://drupal8multilingual.org/planet and https://twitter.com/d8mi). Find us on IRC on #drupal-i18n.
Attendees will gain insight on whether to start new multilingual projects in D7 or wait for D8.
Attendees will find out about targeted areas inside D8MI they want to help with and how to get involved.