There are many people and associations around the world investigating and developing Human Language Technologies at the same time without knowing themselves. Some associations organize periodic conferences in order to share information about that subject among specialists working on that topic.
The web pages you can find at the botom of the article refers to conferences which are going to be done during this year about Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. There will be conferences given by scholars about the main topics of each conference, and workshops in which participants share its professional experience and knowledge with the others. It is a requisite to send a previous paper in which it is explained your topic to participate on the workshop.
In conclussion, if you work on Human Language Technologies you can up to date your knowledge and show your work to other people going to one of these meetings. Let’s do it!
Association for Computational Linguistics (2007) Conference in Prague. Retrieved April 24, 2007. From http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/acl2007/
Human Language Technologies: The Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (2007) Retrieved April 24, 2007. From http://www.cs.rochester.edu/meetings/hlt-naacl07/
XXIII Congreso Anual de la Sociedad Española para el Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural. (2007) In Sevilla. Retrieved April 24, 2007. From http://www.lsi.us.es/~sepln2007