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Reminder: submit your proposal for the 2020 Conference!

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SENSE conference 2020 call for papers
© Image by photographer Vanessa Goad of SENSE’ 2017 PDD, held at the Eenhoorn Meeting Center Amersfoort on 23 September 2017. All rights reserved.

Remember to send in your proposals for the SENSE Conference! We invite proposals that relate to the theme of the conference: 20/20 (Re)Vision: Honing our skills to meet market challenges.

Whether you work in editing, translation, interpreting, copywriting, teaching or any other relevant field, don’t miss this opportunity to share your expertise with fellow professionals!

Priority will be given to presentations, panel discussions and TED-style talks that express a clear take-home message and explain its relevance to a broad range of professionals in our field. Presentations could describe promising practices, report research findings, demonstrate techniques, share experience with new technologies or provide knowledge updates. As a knowledge-sharing and peer-training network of professionals, SENSE encourages submissions from both seasoned and novice presenters with expertise to share.

To submit a proposal, please complete the online form where you can enter an abstract of 200 to 300 words and a short biography (150 words maximum) by Friday 1 November 2019. Contributers to the 2020 conference will be granted a discount on the conference fee. SENSE is unable to reimburse travel or accommodation expenses.

Your abstract should briefly describe the what, how, and why of your presentation and it should have an informative title. If you would like to discuss the suitability of your proposal before sending in your abstract, please feel free to contact John Linnegar.

Presentations will take one of three forms:

    • TED-style talk: 15-20 minutes (including questions)
    • Short presentation: 30 minutes (including questions)
    • Long presentation or panel discussion: 60 minutes (including questions)

Please indicate the proposed length of your presentation.

We are also inviting proposals for workshops, to be held the day before the conference – Friday 5 June. The duration of the workshops will be 3 hours 15 minutes (including a short break).

The deadline for submitting your proposal and biography is Friday 1 November 2019. You will be informed by mid-December 2019 whether your talk or workshop proposal has been accepted.

Complete the presentation submission form here.

Complete the workshop proposal form here.

Whether or not you are considering giving a talk at SENSE 2020, we think you'll find invaluable tips for talks and presentations in this book ‘TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking’ by Chris Anderson, Head of TED. Our conference team will also be using the ‘On Stage’ section of the book to help give our speakers the best possible experience. 

We look forward to receiving your proposals!

The 2020 Conference team

Lloyd Bingham, Ashley Cowles, John Linnegar, Ken McGillivray, Nigel Saych, Theresa Truax-Gischler, Jenny Zonneveld

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