ELN2024 – Call for Proposals

Logo for "ELN – English as a Lingua Nordica".

Nordic Editors and Translators (NEaT), a community of English language professionals in and beyond the Nordic countries, and Finnish trade union Kieliasiantuntijat (Language Experts) are happy to announce that in 2024, we will be organizing our first two-day conference under the ‘English as a Lingua Nordica’ (ELN) concept: English as a Lingua Nordica – Language in a Changing World (#ELN2024).

The conference will be held 30–31 August 2024 in Turku/Åbo, a bilingual city in southwest Finland, with a direct ferry link to Stockholm, good train connections to Helsinki, and a strong tradition of language and translation studies. The venue, Visitor and Innovation Centre Joki, is located at the heart of the Turku Science Park, between the universities.

We welcomed presentation proposals in English that respond to our theme for 2024: Language in a Changing World

We specifically invited proposals to address the following areas:

  • use of English in the Nordic countries (e.g. requirements, practices, statistics)
  • inclusivity (e.g. accessibility, gender neutrality, vocabulary, legislation) 
  • language professionalism in theory and practice
  • language change and developments that change language

Presentations take one of two formats:

  1. Workshop (2 h, up to 30 participants)
  2. Talk (30 min + 10 min for questions)

The conference language is English.

The deadline for submissions was 31 January 2024. 

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact the team on ELN@nordicedit.fi.

NEaT and Kieliasiantuntijat are very excited to organize our first conference together and welcome all proposals to make it a highly useful and memorable experience.

The ELN2024 Organizing Committee