SENSE 2018 Conference

Englishes now!

Trends affecting language professionals



Call for proposals (now closed)

Presenter IMG 8103We invite proposals that relate to the theme of the conference: trends affecting English-language professionals.

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 workshops that express a clear take-home message and explain its relevance to our members. Presentations could describe promising practices, report research findings, demonstrate techniques, share experience with new technologies or provide knowledge updates. Please note that SENSE 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 to 300 words and a short biography (150 words maximum) to by Wednesday, 29 November, clearly marking your message as a ‘Proposal for SENSE Englishes now! conference June 2018’. Please submit your proposal and biography as one document in Microsoft Word.

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 at 

Presentations will take one of three forms:

  • TED-style talk: 10 minutes (no question time)
  • Short presentation: 30 minutes (including questions)
  • Long presentation: 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 8 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 Wednesday, 29 November 2017. You will be informed by 12 January 2018 whether your proposal has been accepted.

Download the presentation submission template here.

Download the workshop proposal template here.

We look forward to receiving your proposals!


 © Images by photographer Michael Hartwigsen of SENSE’s inaugural conference, held in celebration of our 25th Jubilee, at Paushuize, Utrecht on 14 November 2015. All rights reserved.


2018 Conference

Englishes now!

trends affecting language professionals