IAFPA conference in Istanbul, Turkey – 2019

The IAFPA conference in Istanbul attracted attendees from no less than 19 different countries. IAFPA thanks Burcu Onder, the Council of Forensic Medicine and the sponsors for welcoming us all in the wonderful transcontinental city of Istanbul.

Congratulations for the best student presentation award go to: Julien Plante-Hébert

Congratulations for the best student poster award go to: Linda Gerlach

There are two offers to host IAFPA in 2020: the first is from Gea de Jong-Lendle (Marburg, Germany), the second is from Colleen Kavanagh (Ottawa, Canada)

IAFPA conference in Huddersfield, UK, 2018

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.

IAFPA conference in Split, 2017

The 26th annual conference of IAFPA was held in Split, Croatia on 09-12 July 2017. It boasted an amazing setting and a host of excellent papers, including the winning student paper from Elliott Land (Uni. Huddersfield) on recognition of voices by lay listeners using laughter.  Attendees were treated to a fantastic dinner and live music on the island of Brač, following a beautiful sunset boat journey.  Thanks to the organisers for such a rewarding conference.

The 2018 conference will be held in Huddersfield.

IAFPA 2016 – 25th Anniversary conference held at York – 24-27 July 2016

The 25th annual conference of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics was held on 24th – 27th July 2016 in York.
The conference marked the 25th Anniversary of the official formation of (the then) IAFP in York in 1991. IAFP blossomed from annual meetings of forensic phonetic practitioners and interested academics in York from 1989 – 1991, with the first official conference meeting taking place in York the year after its inception. These early meetings took place with only a handful of members and papers. Since then, IAFP has grown to over 120 members across both forensic phonetics and acoustics (hence the addition of the latter ‘A’ to IAFPA). 
The programme for IAFPA is still online – please see the programme page.  The abstract book can be viewed online or can be downloaded here.