EAFT Summit 2014
The seventh EAFT Terminology Summit, Barcelona 27–28 November 2014
EAFT, in collaboration with TERMCAT, is organizing the Seventh Terminology Summit in Barcelona on November 27-28, 2014.
The overall topic for the summit is: How does social networking affect terminology work? In recent years social networks have burst into life, and into our work lives, too. Terminological work and its dissemination are no exception. This is why we have thought it would be interesting for the international terminology community to open a debate about the impact of social media on all spheres of terminology work, from research all the way through to dissemination.
There will be three sessions covering different subtopics. In each session there will be guest speakers, who at the end of the session will make up a panel and answer some preprepared questions, followed by a general discussion. Please, we will really appreciate if you could suggest some speakers suitable for these sessions 1, 2 and 4.
There will be also an open session (session 3) addressed to those professionals who want to share their experiences on the general topic proposed in a set time limit, e.g. exactly seven minutes. The summit will be structured as follows:
Thursday 27th November
Session 1 COLLABORATIVE WORK AND NETWORKING / CROWDFUNDING
Do social media offer easy access to expert opinions?
Do social media enable better identification of targets for terminological product?
Do social media enable better identification of organised specialist networks?
Do social media facilitate interaction between users in projects in progress?
Can we use social networks to raise funds for a project?
Can we use social networks to make contact with sponsors?
Session 2 TERMINOLOGY WORK
Should social networks be a source in terminological research?
Are social networks an appropriate consultation and response mechanism for terminological queries?
Can social networks be used to quickly identify the most recent neologisms?
Friday 28th November
Session 3 COMMUNICATION / PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
Can social networks be used to disseminate terminology?
What terminological material is best-suited for dissemination via social networks?
What type of social network interaction model is best for terminology centres and organisations?
What are the effects of not implementing a good social networking strategy?
Session 4 OPEN SESSION: FIRST-HAND TERMINOLOGY EXPERIENCES
Short presentations on how social media have affected the process when developing or communicating a terminological project. A provisional programme is already available.
Call for presentations for the Open Session (4): June 7
· Abstract in English or French and in your national language must be sent to EAFT Secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org together with:
· Name/names of the speakers
Pre-Conference Catalan workshop: November 26
Summit: November 27-28
EAFT General Assembly: November 27
The EAFT GA will take place on November 27, in conjunction with the Summit. We encourage all EAFT members to actively participate in the GA.
Check out the pictures from EAFT Summit 2014.
The Summit is organized under the patronage of the Department of Culture of the Government of Catalonia and the Délégation générale à la langue française et aux langues de la France (DGLFLF).