The International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) is the professional association for forensic scientists and researchers who analyse voices, speech and audio recordings.
The organisation seeks to foster research and provide a forum for the interchange of ideas and information on practice, development and research in forensic phonetics and acoustics, and to set down and enforce standards of professional conduct and procedure for those involved in forensic phonetic and acoustic casework – members are therefore bound by a Code of Practice.
IAFPA was formally established in York, England, in 1991 with the name The International Association for Forensic Phonetics (IAFP). Since then, IAFP has grown to over 120 members worldwide, with expertise spanning both forensic phonetics and acoustics (hence the addition of the latter ‘A’ to IAFPA).
The 26th IAFPA Conference was held in Split, Croatia from 9–12 July 2017. More information can be found on the Conference Website.
The 2018 conference will be held in Huddersfield, UK.