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 2024 – Montreal, Canada

We warmly invite you to join us for the 32nd annual IAFPA Conference July 28-31, 2024, in Montreal, Canada. L’Université du Québec à Montréal and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police look forward to hosting you in the Coeur des Sciences (at Pavillon Sherbrooke, 200 rue Sherbrooke Ouest) in the beautiful Quartier des Spectacles in downtown Montreal!

The website is now live with the call for papers, and details of nearby hotels and affordable student accommodation. Please mark your calendars now and join us as IAFPA makes its first visit to Canada!

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