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Information for speakers


The fifth English Today event will be held at FinnBrit in Helsinki, on Friday 15 March 2019.
The address is Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9.

The event is co-presented by Nordic Editors & Translators and Finnbrit, with event support and logistics handled by JC Events.

Info and registration page will be published here later. (Speakers don't need to register, but you're welcome to share this around to your network!)

Our confirmed speakers are:

  • Graham Lees — Translating 101: Art or Science?

  • Kersti Juva — Exploring Finnish in relation to English

  • Tiina Kinunen — From whining to shining

  • Hanna-Mari Pienimäki Language professionals as language regulators: the maintenance and production of language quality

Thanks for being involved! You rock!

Speaker checklist

  • Share the registration link to your +1 — use your first name in the discount code box to get a free ticket.

  • Send your Keynote or PowerPoint slides to jessie@jesscat.fi by Monday 11.03 at the very latest (earlier is always welcome!)


So that we can promote the event, please complete the speaker questionnaire by Sunday 9.12:

  • short bio

    • these may be edited for size and consistency

  • photo

    • clear headshot, high-res/good quality pic please!

  • presentation title

    • a draft title is fine to start with, and we can help brainstorm something catchy if needed

  • presentation abstract

    • just a couple of paragraphs will be perfect

And a few other questions to consider…

  • will you use presentation slides?

    • Keynote or PowerPoint preferred; we will need to receive these by Monday 11.03 at the very latest

  • will you need internet for your presentation?

    • if you’re using any internet videos or other online resources, please let Jessie know in advance

  • will you use handouts or other printed material?

    • we can help with printing/copying if needed

  • will you bring a guest with your +1 free ticket?

  • will you stay for dinner/drinks (starting approx 18:30)?

    • if so, do you have any dietary restrictions/preferences?

If you have any other particular requirements, let jessie@jesscat.fi know!


draft schedule as of 14.11.2018

draft schedule as of 14.11.2018

The schedule has potential to change, but it currently looks something like this ->

Hanna-Mari, Tiina and Graham are marked for 30 minutes of presentation time, and 5 minutes of question time.

Kersti is marked for 40 minutes of presentation time and 10 minutes of question time.

However these are flexible, so if you have something else in mind, please contact jessie@jesscat.fi to discuss.


Dinner and drinks

A buffet-style dinner and drinks will be served after the final speaker. We hope you will stay on to join us! 

The menu will cater for a variety of dietary requirements, but if you've got a particular restriction or preference, let us know.


Bring a friend

We really appreciate you sharing your time and expertise with us. As a small token of our appreciation, we offer a +1 ticket for you to share with a guest. This is for the full program, including the dinner.

Closer to the event time, you will receive a registration code which can be shared to your guest.