METM19 call for proposals

Make it count: communicating with clarity and concision

****The METM19 call for proposals is now CLOSED! Many thanks to everyone who submitted an abstract.****

Our METM19 theme was inspired in part by MiRoR, our organizing partner at the University of Split. The group’s work aims to reduce waste and increase value in research. Likewise, as translators and editors, we seek to enhance our clients’ work by helping them convey their message clearly and efficiently. And so, in Split, we want to hear how you help your clients get their message across.

We welcome proposals that relate to this year’s theme or to one of the following areas:
  • Language and applied linguistics
  • Editing, translating and interpreting
  • Business development and networking
  • Tools, productivity and health
  • Reporting guidelines, reducing waste, increasing research value (MiRoR thread)
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.

Typical METM presentations describe promising practices, provide knowledge updates or report research findings. You can also explore the scope of topics covered in past meetings on the past conferences pages of our website.

MET is a knowledge-sharing and peer-training network. We encourage submissions from both seasoned and novice presenters with expertise to share. 


Standalone presentations usually last 30 or 45 minutes, including time for discussion. Panel discussions can last 60 to 90 minutes. (Feel free to consult with content coordinator Kelly Dickeson about timing.) As conferences typically entail a lot of time sitting and listening, we encourage proposals that involve active participation and interaction.

Review process

All abstracts accepted for peer review will be separately evaluated by two reviewers in a double-blind process. We may ask for additional details if doubts arise during peer review.

We may accept abstracts 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 2019). 

If you would like to discuss the suitability of your proposal before submitting an abstract, please write to Kelly.  
Speaker benefits

Accepted speakers can register for METM19 at a discounted rate. MET does not cover speakers’ travel, accommodation or other expenses. All speakers must register and pay for the conference within two weeks of registration opening and are expected to follow MET’s guidelines on presentations and slides

The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2019.