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 2022 – Prague, Czech Republic

The 30th International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) Conference was held (in-person) on July 10–13, 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic. 

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We look forward to seeing you in Zurich next year!

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