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Conference for the 60th Anniversary of META

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Conference for the 60th Anniversary of META – 1955-2015

Translation's horizons: back to the future


August 19-21, 2015 – Université de Montréal
Department of Linguistics and Translation

The Translators' Journal, META, was born 60 years ago under the aegis of Université de Montréal’s former translation students. To celebrate this anniversary, we cannot attempt a thorough review, given how much the field, or rather the discipline, has grown. We can, however, allow ourselves to identify its major milestones, its key concepts, its essential approaches, and its most significant authors, all of which have broadened its horizons and paved its way to the future.

META invites you to go back to the future of translation studies – in August 2015, in Montreal, in the middle of summer celebrations – during this meeting of translators, terminologists, writers, lexicographers, and linguists. There is no use in delineating axes, sub-domains, or topics. We invite you to travel far and wide: back to the future.

Letter from the International Federation of Translators

Letter from the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec

Letter from the Réseau Lexicologie, terminologie, traduction


Board of Advisors

Georges L. Bastin, Université de Montréal
Marie-Alice Belle, Université de Montréal
Álvaro Echeverri, Université de Montréal
Chantal Gagnon, Université de Montréal
Sylvie Vandaele, Université de Montréal

Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee is made up of the Board of Advisors and the following graduate students:

Malka Acosta, M.A. Student
Jonathan Crête, M.A. Student
Sônia Fernandes, Ph.D. Student
Ève-Marie Gendron-Pontbriand, Ph.D. Student
Séverine Lovisi, Ph.D. Student
Marc Pomerleau, Ph.D. Student

Other collaborators:

Marie-Christine Boucher, Angela Campo, Chirine Chamsine, Michael Dow, Heberto Fernandez, Valérie Florentin, Cecilia Foglia, Anne-Marie Gagné, Nizar Ghazzawi, Marie-Hélène Girard, Laure Guitard, Heidy Gutierrez, Carlianney Ho, Esmaeil Kalantari, Kornebari Kumbe, Hugues Lacroix, Florie Lambrey, Oumarou Mal Mazou, Amelia Manolescu, Paula Andrea Montoya, Cèlia Nadal, Mayra Parra, Angélica Sánchez, Selwa Tawfik & Sofía Torres.

Poster and Program : Axel Design


The Conference for the 60th Anniversary of META - 1955-2015: Translation’s Horizons: Back to the Future is already a thing of the past. A few numbers:

  • 170 Participants (Professors, Lecturers, Students and Professionals).
  • 81 Presenters including 4 Keynote Speakers.
  • 69 Presentations including 4 Conferences.
  • 30 Thematic Sessions.
  • Presentations in French, English and Spanish by scholars from 52 universities located in 25 countries: Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates & the United States of America..


Final program - August 19-21 2015

Guest Speakers

  • Lieven D'hulst, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Amparo Hurtado, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Rachel Lung, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Sylvie Vandaele, Université de Montréal, Canada

More information


Participants - Meta60


Conference poster

Call for papers

Call for papers (EN)

Practical info

Practical Info


Terrasse Royale (five minute walk from campus)
5225, Chemin Côte-des-Neiges
Montreal, Quebec H3T 1Y1
Telephone: 514 739-6391
Toll free number: 1 800 567 0804
Fax: 514 342-2512
Web site:
Event's Special Rates:
Single or Double Room: 119$CAD + taxes per night

Auberge Le Jardin d'Antoine
2024 St-Denis
Montreal, Quebec H2X 3K7
Telephone: 514 843-4506
Toll free number: 1 800 361-4506
Fax: 514 281-1491
Web site:
Breakfast included
Rates per night
Rates are subject to applicable taxes

4 Standard rooms:
125$CAD, single occupancy
145$CAD, double occupancy
3 Deluxe rooms:
147$CAD, single occupancy
167$CAD, double occupancy
2 Junior Suites:
147$CAD, single occupancy
167$CAD, double occupancy
3 Suites:
157$CAD, single occupancy
177$CAD, double occupancy

Les Studios Hôtel (University of Montreal’s residences)
2450 Boul. Édouard-Montpetit
Montreal, Quebec H3T 1J4
Telephone: 514 343-8006 (Skype)
Télécopieur: 514 343-8076
Web site:

Rates per night
Rates are subject to applicable taxes
Solo Room: 40$ CAD
Superior Solo Room: 50$CAD
Superior Duo Room: 55$CAD
Flexo Room: 55$CAD
Multi Room: 75$CAD
Adapted Suite: 85$CAD
Confort Suite: 110$CAD
Bussiness Suite: 120$CAD
Executive Suite: 130$CAD

Le Méridien Versailles
1808 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec H3H 1E5
Telephone: 514 933 8111
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Lit Queen Classic : 135$CAD
Chambre De luxe King or 2 double beds: 140$CAD
Suites junior : 165$CAD

Château Versailles
1659 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, Québec H3H 1E3
Telephone: Phone: 514 933 3611
Toll free number: 888.933.8111
Fax: 514 933 6967
Web site:
Breakfast included
Rates per night
Rates are subject to applicable taxes

Lit Queen Classic : 135$CAD
Chambre De luxe King or 2 double beds: 140$CAD
Suites junior : 165$CAD



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