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).

IAFPA Conference 2023 – Zürich, Switzerland

The 31st International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) Conference was held from 9-12 July 2023 in Zürich. It is being was hosted by a team of IAFPA members from the University of Zürich (UZH) / Centre for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (CFPA) and Zürich Forensic Science Institute (FOR). More information is available on the conference website.

We look forward to seeing you at next year’s conference!

Become a member

You can find more information about joining IAFPA, as a Student Member or a Full Member, on our membership page.

Social media

You can follow IAFPA on Twitter or like our Facebook page for updates

Student members can follow the conversation on Slack – please see the Student Representatives page for more information