The European Association for Terminology (EAFT), in collaboration with TermCoord, has organised the Eighth European Terminology Summit in Luxembourg on 14–15 November 2016.
In 2016, the EAFT celebrates its 20th anniversary. Therefore, the Summit was a good opportunity to go back and look forward at the same time, to present both revisions of the themes of earlier Summits (to see what has happened since then) and visions of where terminology needs to go from there.
The overall topic for the summit was: “Visions and revisions”. The Summit was composed around 8 sections that summarized the themes of the earlier Summits: Cooperation & Collaboration, Social Media, Quality Matters, Responsibility, Interaction and Diversity, Terminology Profile, State Of The Art/Domain Loss, Declaration.
The idea was that each section was to contain at least a revision and a vision related to the thematic of the section. Some areas that might appear to be missing from the above (e.g. terminology training, terminology research, terminology standardization, terminology management, terminology tools) were in fact not missing, but rather they have appeared in several sections.
There were also open sessions, where professionals who wanted to share their experiences on the Summit topics could do so during a set time limit.