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.
Student Conference Prizes
Conference attendees award 2 student presentation awards for excellent oral and poster presentations: in Zurich in 2023, these were awarded to Daniel Dennan Lee for his oral presentation with Kirsty McDougall, Finnian Kelly and Anil Alexander entitled: PASS (Phonetic Assessment of Spoofed Speech): Towards a human-expert-based framework for spoofed speech detection. The poster award was won by Lois Fairclough for her poster (with Georgina Brown and Christin Kirchhübel) entitled: Taking a closer look at formants for the purpose of voice comparison: a meta-analysis of research literature.
We are very grateful to Oxford Wave Research for sponsoring a separate prize for talks on acoustics and automatic voice analysis. This was won by Linda Gerlach (with Finnian Kelly, Kirsty McDougall and Anil Alexander) for her talk entitled: A convincing voice clone? Automatic voice similarity assessment for synthetic speech samples.
Student Travel Grants
We are delighted to offer 2 travel grants of £250 for students who are self-funding attendance at our conferences. These grants are kindly sponsored 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 2023 – Zürich, Switzerland
The 31st International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) Conference was held from 9-12 July 2023 in Zürich. It was hosted by a team of IAFPA members from the University of Zürich (UZH) / Centre for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (CFPA) and Zürich Forensic Science Institute (FOR). Find more information on the conference website.
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: https://iafpa2022.ff.cuni.cz
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
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: https://sites.google.com/a/york.ac.uk/iafpa-25/
Previous conferences [Full listing]
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
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|29th||2021||[Online] Marburg, GER|