Before you book

We want to make METM22 accessible for everyone. Accommodations in place so far:

  • Step-free access at the venue, including for onsite accommodation
  • Ushers at the registration desk to help you get to the right room at the right time
  • Comfy seats in the registration area
  • Ample time to change rooms between sessions
  • Use of the library as a quiet space
  • Council members identified in red on their badges – they’re there to help
  • Plenty of seats at the welcome reception and Saturday lunch events
  • Helpers to guide you to off-site venues, find you a taxi or walk with you
  • A pinned map to give you an idea of distances between the venue (Olarain) and other key METM22 locations*

* Three of the pre-conference workshops will be held at Hotel NH, 600 m down the road from Olarain.

If you need anything else, please contact Rob Lunn before the conference to let us know how we can help.

We’re keen to make METM22 as green as possible. This means no printed programme, swag, bag, raffle tickets, plastic cups or bottles. At the conference, please

  • Use the conference app or print out the programme before you travel
  • Bring a reusable water bottle – you can fill up at breakfast in the canteen and at the coffee breaks
  • Bring a bag, notepad and pen (unless you’re a digital note-taker)
  • Get your raffle ticket on the day by clicking the button at the bottom of My METM1
  • Find travel buddies on the METM22 Facebook group (see email registration confirmation for link)

We don’t know yet what the situation will be in mid-October, but we’ll follow all local restrictions and recommendations.

If there are no restrictions in place, but you feel it would be wise to wear a face mask or keep your distance from others, please do so.

Yes, you can cancel your registration at any time by writing to our treasurer, Heather Hamilton. If you cancel before 7 October, we’ll give you a full refund minus a €35 handling fee. Cancellations after this date will not qualify for a refund.

Yes! This year we’re introducing My METM1, a page where you can update your details (dietary requirements, allergies, badge text) and other options (off-METM meal tables, city tour, yoga, Basque class). Change anything you like until nearer the time, when we’ll freeze some items to finalize arrangements – we’ll give you some warning.

To change a workshop or tech clinic spot, contact Marije de Jager. To change your arrangements for the welcome reception or closing dinner, contact Heather Hamilton.

If you need a question answered before you book, please write to Helen Oclee-Brown.

Before you travel

  • In Android: Open the METM22 pages in Chrome; tap the 3-dot menu icon; select Add to Home screen.
  • In iOS: Launch Safari; connect to the METM22 pages; tap the Share button; tap Add to Home Screen.

Please pay by cash on the day (exact change if possible). As a reminder: we book the tables and you split the bill with your fellow diners.

The desk will be open from 10:30 on Thursday morning. Detailed times coming soon.

Sign up for an off-METM table on Thursday evening or Friday lunchtime. If you miss sign-up, try posting in the METM22 Facebook group (see email registration confirmation for link) or just turn up at the registration desk to make on-the-spot arrangements.

  • Thursday dinner buddies meet at the desk at 19:30
  • Friday lunch buddies meet at the desk at 12:30

Recommendations from our local team coming soon

If you have a question before you travel, please write to Helen Oclee-Brown.

At the conference

There’ll be regular coffee breaks, but if you fancy something in between times, vending machines selling coffee, biscuits, sandwiches, etc. are available.

And our Twitter handle is @METMeetings. Do say hello!

Vegan options are available at all coffee breaks, Saturday lunch and dinner. The city itself has several vegan restaurants – check back for recommendations from our local team.

Please call by the registration desk or speak to a council member if there’s anything we can help you with.

1My METM is a personal page that can be accessed by attendees only.