Bids for conference hosts now being accepted

Are you interested in hosting a future Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM) annual conference at your institution?

The RaAM Executive Committee (EC) invites bids to host the 2022 RaAM15 conference.

The Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM) is an international, non-political, and independent educational association that is now accepting bids to host the 2022 RaAM15 conference (deadline November 30, 2020). Past conference themes include: RaAM11 Metaphor in the arts, in media and communication, RaAM12 Metaphor across contexts and domains: From description to application, and RaAM13 Metaphorical creativity in a multilingual world. RaAM encourages organisers to consider formats such as hands-on workshops and training sessions to allow for in-depth discussion and practical or applied work.

The conference should be held between May and July and organised by a Local Organising Committee (LOC) led by at least one member of RaAM. The event will be expected to further the aims of the RaAM Association as laid out in its constitution. LOC’s normally consist of a team of 2-4 researchers, plus student volunteers. LOC’s are asked to review the Proposals for hosting a RaAM conference document.

In order to be held under the auspices of the Association, organisers must have their proposals approved by the RaAM Executive Committee. For more detailed information, refer to the Guidelines for prospective hosts. Advice and support will be available throughout the process of submitting your bid and preparation for the conference.

Contact Allison Creed (Conference Secretary) at RaAM ( to express your interest and request further information on preparing a successful proposal. RaAM is also accepting bids for RaAM 2023, RaAM 2024, and RaAM 2025.