IAFPA runs an annual conference to facilitate the exchange of phonetic and acoustic research, methodology and best practice for the analysis of recordings and interpretation of findings, and any other issues pertinent to the organisation’s aims.

IAFPA 2022 – Prague, Czech Republic

The 30th International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) Conference was held on July 10–13, 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic as an in-person conference.  You can visit the website at:

Student Travel Grants

We are delighted to offer 3 travel grants of around £250 for Student Members of IAFPA who are self-funding attendance at our conferences.  These grants are kindly sponsored by Oxford Wave Research, one of the UK’s leading speech and audio R&D companies who are also a regular attendee at our conferences, and by Equinox, the publisher of the International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, who will offer two grants named after this journal .  Student members should look out for the call for grant applications prior to each conference.

Previous conferences [Recent]

IAFPA 2020/2021 – Marburg, Germany [online conference]

The 29th IAFPA Conference was held online – hosted virtually by Gea de Jong-Lendle and colleagues.  More information can be found at the 2021 Conference Website.

IAFPA 2019 – Istanbul, Turkey

The 28th IAFPA Conference was held in Istanbul, Turkey – hosted by Burcu Önder and colleagues.  More information can be found at the conference website.

IAFPA 2018 – Huddersfield, UK

The 27th IAFPA Conference was held in Huddersfield with a satellite session of data sharing as part of the WYRED project.   More information is available via @IAFPA2018 and via the conference website.

IAFPA 2017 – Split, Croatia

The 26th IAFPA Conference was held in Split, Croatia on 09–12 July 2017.  The 2017 conference was run as part of the collaboration between the University of Split’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences: Department of Phonetics.  More information can be found on the Conference Website.

IAFPA 2016 – York, UK – 25th Anniversary celebration

IAFPA’s 2016 Annual Conference was run as part of the collaboration between the University of York’s Department of Language and Linguistic Science and J P French Associates, Forensic Speech and Acoustics Laboratory. The conference took place on 24 – 27 July 2016.
More information can be found on the conference website:

Previous conferences [Full listing]

Pre-IAFP Meetings

1989 – Annual Conference on Forensic Phonetics – York, UK
1990 – Annual Conference on Forensic Phonetics – York, UK
1991 – Annual Conference on Forensic Phonetics – York, UK

IAFPA/IAFP Annual Conferences

1st 1992 York, UK 
2nd 1993 Trier, Germany 
3rd 1994 Cardiff, UK 
4th 1995 Orlando, USA 
5th 1996 Wiesbaden, Germany 
6th 1997 Edinburgh, UK 
7th 1998 Voorburg, Netherlands 
8th 1999 York, UK 
9th 2000 Rome, Italy 
10th 2001 Paris, France 
11th 2002 Moscow, Russia 
12th 2003 Vienna, Austria 
13th 2004 Helsinki, Finland 
14th 2005 Marrakesh, Morocco 
15th 2006 Gothenburg, Sweden 
16th 2007 Plymouth, UK 
17th 2008 Lausanne, Switzerland Programme
18th 2009 Cambridge, UK Website
19th 2010 Trier, Germany Website
20th 2011 Vienna, Austria Website
21st 2012 Santander, Spain Website
22nd 2013 Tampa, Florida 
23rd 2014 Zurich, Switzerland 
24th 2015 Leiden, The Netherlands Website
25th 2016 York, UK Website
26th 2017 Split, Croatia Website
27th 2018 Huddersfield, UK Website
28th 2019 Istanbul, Turkey Website
29th 2021 [Online] Marburg, GER Website
30th 2022 Prague, Czechia Website