Through the popular medium of Zoom, 55 learners from Coleg Menai and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor were recently welcomed to the 'Value of Welsh Language in Art and Design Initiatives' conference. This is the third year that Grŵp Llandrillo Menai's Bilingualism department has collaborated with Hunaniaith to arrange a conference to emphasise and promote the value of the Welsh language. Hunaniaith is Gwynedd's language initiative and its primary purpose is to increase opportunities for people to use the Welsh language in all aspects of their lives and in all communities in Gwynedd. This year, due to the pandemic, the conference for Art and Design learners at two of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai's colleges was held virtually. There were presentations to introduce learners to various initiatives through creative and practical elements. It was a pleasure to welcome a successful former Grŵp Llandrillo Menai learner to open the conference. Niki Pilkington, known for her colourful work as an illustrator, lived and worked in New York and Los Angeles, before presently settling in London.Niki said: "Welsh people are so supportive of other Welsh people. I was very lucky to be able to have the best of both worlds: working on major projects in New York whilst also keeping the Welsh language alive throughout my work." There were a wide variety of presentations delivered on the value of the Welsh language and its continuing success to businesses from Vera Jones from Hunaniaith, Shoned Owen, the Grŵp's Enterprise Officer, Sara Lois from Hwb Menter, as well as representatives from local businesses Orielodl, Celf Heledd, Sara Lois Jewellery, Ifan Emyr and CwiltSiw a Hiwti. The creative element of businesses and the value of the Welsh language to their product, brand and social media were discussed, before it was opened up for college learners to ask a range of questions. The conference culminated in a presentation from Big Ideas Wales, emphasising the opportunities and benefits of creating a business from a young age. The conference was an overwhelming success with great feedback from learners who appreciate the value of the Welsh language especially when selling products to the public. One said: "There are many advantages in using the Welsh language within your work and that you should be proud of being Welsh.'