METM23 call for proposals

The underlying story

The call for proposals is now closed. Thank you for your submissions, which are now undergoing peer review.

For METM23, we invite you to look under the bonnet and tell us what makes your language practice hum. What do you do behind the scenes to keep your skills in peak condition? What drives your linguistic choices? How do you help clients fine-tune the stories they want to tell?

We’re also keen to hear about the paths you’ve taken in your career and what’s made you shift gears or take a different route.

As ever, we 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 invite proposals in the following areas:

  • Language and applied linguistics
  • Subject-matter expertise
  • Business practices
  • 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.


Most standalone presentations will be 45 minutes, including time for discussion. Shorter or longer presentations may also be considered. We particularly encourage proposals that involve active participation.

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 or revisions 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 2023).

Speaker benefits and obligations

Accepted speakers can register for METM23 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 slide checklist and presentation guidelines.


If you’d like to discuss your proposal before submitting it, write to Kelly Dickeson, content coordinator. To propose a pre-conference workshop write to Mary Savage, CPD chair.

The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2023