The 25th annual conference of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics was held on 24th – 27th July 2016 in York.
This year’s 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 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).