Mediterranean Editors & Translators Meeting 2018

Giving credit where credit's due: recognition for authors, translators and editors

Centre Cultural La Mercè 
Pujada de la Mercè, 12 
17004 Girona (Spain) 

4-6 October 2018 

Call for proposals 

Mediterranean Editors and Translators (MET) invites submissions for its 14th annual conference, to be held at Centre Cultural La Mercè in Girona, Spain, on 4-6 October 2018.
We encourage, in particular, proposals that relate to this year’s theme: Giving credit where credit's due: recognition for authors, translators and editors.
We also welcome presentations in the following areas:
1) Language and applied linguistics
2) Editing, translating and interpreting
3) Business development and networking
4) Subject- or genre-specific knowledge 
5) Tools, productivity and health
We will also consider proposals that address our association’s broad interest in helping language professionals improve the quality of their services and their ability to meet clients’ diverse needs.

Typical METM presentations describe promising practices, provide knowledge updates, or report research findings. Priority will be given to original proposals that incorporate the conference theme, express a clear take-home message and explain the relevance of the presentation to our members (see here for a description of who we are). As conferences typically entail a lot of time sitting and listening, we would be pleased to receive proposals that involve active participation and interaction.
MET is a knowledge-sharing and peer-training network and encourages submissions from both seasoned and novice presenters with expertise to share. 
To submit a proposal, please use the template provided to send an abstract of 200-300 words and a short biography (50-100 words) to Content Coordinator Alan Lounds. All abstracts accepted for peer review will be separately evaluated by two reviewers in a double-blind process. If you would like to discuss the suitability of your proposal before sending in your abstract, please feel free to write to Alan. You can also explore the scope of topics covered in past meetings on the past conferences pages of the website. Standalone presentations usually last 30 or 45 minutes, including time for discussion, while panel discussions can last 60 to 90 minutes. (Feel free to consult Alan about timing.) 

Presenters whose proposals are accepted are entitled to register for the conference at a discounted rate. MET does not cover speakers’ travel, accommodation or other expenses. If your proposal is accepted, you will be asked to register and pay for the conference within two weeks after registration opens.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 28 February 2018. To ensure a smooth process, abstracts may be accepted for peer review before the call closes, but no final decisions on programme content will be made until all abstracts have been reviewed and evaluated (April-May 2018).
All proposals should be submitted in the format indicated in the METM18 submission template.