The 5th International Conference of Conversation Analysis – ICCA-18 – will be held at Loughborough University, UK, from 11th to 15th July 2018.

Plenary speakers will be:

  • Rebecca Clift – University of Essex, UK
  • Aug Nishizaka – Chiba University, Japan
  • Jeff Robinson – Portland State University, US
  • Marja-Leena Sorjonen – University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Tanya Stivers – UCLA, US

The conference will be preceded by a programme of pre-conference workshops, of the kind that were so popular when offered for the first time at ICCA-14 in UCLA. These workshops will run from the 9th to the 11th July.

Abstract submission for panels and individual papers has now closed. There has been a terrific response from you all. We have received approximately 570 paper submissions (there are likely to be slots available for approximately 400 papers). We hugely appreciate the trouble you’ve taken and your support for ICCA-2018.

We expect to finalise decisions about abstracts and notify everyone in December. The programme will be put together in January.

Prizes and Awards

Among the ISCA awards to be made at the conference is the ISCA Dissertation Award. For this prize we rely on nominations from those of you who have supervised outstanding PhD dissertations that have been awarded in the period from January 2014 until December this year (2017). We encourage you as supervisors to consider nominating a dissertation that you regard as outstanding and potentially worthy of this prize. The deadline for nominations is the end of December this year (31st December 2017).

For further information about this and other Awards, see Programme.


Conference registration is now open. Early Bird registration rates will apply until the end of January 2018, after which an increased tariff will apply. (Please note that registration will be a condition of inclusion on the programme).


General enquiries about the conference should be addressed to ICCA2018@lboro.ac.uk. Enquiries about abstract submission and panel proposals, and about e-Posters, may be made via the links shown on the relevant pages.