IAFL15: The 15th Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists

The 15th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL) will be hosted by the Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics (AIFL), Aston University, Birmingham, UK from Monday 13th September to Wednesday 15th September 2021.

After careful consideration of the current circumstances and due to uncertainties surrounding travel to the UK, the organising committee have decided to hold the conference entirely online.

To avoid the inevitable internet connection problems, all presentations will need to be pre-recorded and uploaded onto the system provided by the organising committee. The pre-recorded talks will be played during the conference in parallel sessions and there will be opportunities for a live Q&A for each presenter. Alongside this traditional schedule format, presentations will be made available to the registered participants 48 hours in advance (subject to presenters’ permission) on a dedicated website to make sure participants from different time zones don’t miss out.

Instructions on how to prepare and upload the videos will be sent to the presenters by 5 July. 

Registration is already open and can be made here. There are two deadlines for registration:

a) Those presenting a paper must register by 30 July 2021. This will enable the organisers to give presenters access to the dedicated website so that they can upload their pre-recorded talk.

b) Those who are NOT presenting a paper can register by 31 August 2021.

Registration fees

  IAFL Members Non-members
Students £60 £100
Non-students £100 £180

IAFL membership can be purchased independently on the IAFL website here: https://www.iafl.org/join/

Why join the International Association of Forensic Linguists?
Members of the International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL) join a community interested in all aspects of the investigation of language and the law. The Association organises international conferences and members are entitled to discounted rates at those conferences. Furthermore, all members receive, at no extra cost, copies of the International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law (IJSLL) and electronic access to all back issues of the Journal.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers
Prof. Janet Ainsworth, Seattle University, US
Dr Tammy Gales, Hofstra University, US
Dr Jennifer Glougie, Labour Relations Board, British Columbia, Canada
Prof. Christopher Hutton, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dr Nicci MacLeod, Northumbria University, UK
Prof. Karen McAuliffe, University of Birmingham, UK
Dr Isabell Picornell, QED Ltd. and Aston University, UK