Mediterranean Editors & Translators Meeting 2016
Raising standards through knowledge sharing and peer training
October 13-15, 2016
Centre Tarraconense ("El Seminari")
Call for proposals
Mediterranean Editors and Translators (MET) invites submissions for its twelfth annual conference
, to be held at Centre Tarraconense (“El Seminari”) in Tarragona, Spain, on October 13-15, 2016.
We invite proposals that relate to this year’s theme — “Raising standards through knowledge sharing and peer training”
— or that respond to our association’s broad interest in helping language professionals improve the quality of their services and their ability to respond to clients’ diverse needs. We welcome presentations in the following areas:
1) Writing and language issues
2) Editing and translating (particularly for clients in academia)
3) Business, careers and CPD
4) Subject- or genre-specific knowledge
5) Tools, technology and productivity
Priority will be given to proposals that 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). Typical METM presentations describe promising practices, provide knowledge updates or report research findings. Please note that 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 send an abstract of 200-300 words and a short biography (50-100 words) to METM16 coordinator Kelly Dickeson
. Your abstract, which will be peer reviewed, should briefly describe the what
of your presentation. Please also provide an informative title. If you would like to discuss the suitability of your proposal before sending in your abstract, please feel free to write to Kelly. You can also explore the scope of topics covered in past meetings on the past conferences
pages of the website.
Presentations generally last between 30 and 60 minutes, including time for discussion (but feel free to ask us about timing). The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 April 2016, but we encourage early submission.
Proposals should be submitted in the format indicated in the METM16 submission template