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Metaphor Festival ’16

From Wednesday 31 August until Saturday afternoon 3 September, the Metaphor Festival took place in Amsterdam for the first time. The previous Swedish hosts of the Metaphor Festival, David Minugh and Nils-Lennart Johannesson, were there to make the transition from Stockholm to Amsterdam official. Almost a hundred attendees from all over the world (Australia, China, (Hong Kong and Taiwan), Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungaria, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK) visited the Metaphor Festival 2016. On Thursday and Friday they presented and listened to inspiring scientific talks, and on Saturday they were able to attend different interesting workshops. OnzetaalThe festival ended with a sociable canal boat tour through the canals of the city. It was an unforgettable first Metaphor Festival Amsterdam and we hope to see a lot of people (again!) next year.

We want to thank the Network Institute, the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication and John Benjamins Publishing Company for sponsoring this the first edition of the Metaphor Festival Amsterdam.

We have created an album with the pictures of the Metaphor Festival Amsterdam 2016.