METM20 Call for Proposals

The Style Issue


****The METM20 call for proposals is now CLOSED! Many thanks to everyone who submitted an abstract.****

Style matters. At METM20, we want to hear what style means to you and why it matters to your work.

As ever, we also welcome proposals that respond to MET’s broad interest in helping language professionals improve the quality of their services and their ability to respond to clients’ diverse needs.

Specifically, we welcome proposals in the following areas:

  • Style in editing and translation
  • Language and applied linguistics
  • Business practices and efficiency
  • Subject-matter expertise
  • Interactive sessions
Typical METM presentations describe promising practices, provide knowledge updates or report research findings. To explore the scope of topics covered at past METMs, browse the past conferences pages of our website.

Priority will be given to original proposals that express a clear take-home message and explain the relevance of the presentation to our members.

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. This year, we particularly encourage proposals that involve active participation and interaction.

If you wish to submit a proposal for a pre-conference workshop, write to CPD chair Marije de Jager.

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.

No final decisions on programme content will be made until all abstracts have been reviewed and evaluated (April-May 2020). 

If you would like to discuss the suitability of your proposal before submitting an abstract, please write to content coordinator Kelly Dickeson.
Speaker benefits and obligations
Accepted speakers can register for METM20 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 1 March 2020.