The 2018 conference was held in Huddersfield, UK, and it was a huge success.  Thanks to Erica Gold, Sula Ross, and Kate Earnshaw for their offer to organise the meeting.

News updates from the conference:
– We have new members on the Executive Committee (Anna Bartle) and Research Committee (Georgina Brown and Vincent Hughes)
– The Student Prize for the best presentation at the 2018 conference went to Lucy Jackson (@LuceJackson on twitter) from the University of Huddersfield for her talk “Investigating Bradford speakers’ ability to imitate a SSBE accent: Implications for forensic phonetics”(in collaboration with Erica Gold)
– Our new student representatives are Sula Ross and Kate Earnshaw.
– Our next annual conference will be held in Istanbul, Turkey – details will be forthcoming.