The formats of the sessions during Languages & The Media 2018 are designed to ensure a dynamic conference agenda:
The Pre-conference Workshops give participants the opportunity to get acquainted with the more practical side of the industry. These workshops, which are either half-day or full-day, require separate registration and provide space for up to 30 participants. The overview of this year's workshops will be announced soon.
Presentation sessions will take place on the two main conference days, Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5. The presentations address particular experiences, activities, approaches, opinions, cases, findings and views on a specific topic relevant to this year's conference themes. They vary between 15 and 20 minutes in length and form part of a conference session which usually lasts between 60 to 90 minutes.
Discussion sessions feature a panel of at least three people presenting varying viewpoints, linked to a specific conference theme. The panel in this session should submit one proposal on behalf of all speakers. Each panel member has a short amount of time to present their point of view, after which participants are invited to take part in the discussion. This session, which can be a formal debate or an informal discussion, lasts from 60 to 90 minutes and is designed to actively engage conference participants.
David Padmore, TVT, UK