ASA 2019

The 114th ASA Annual Meeting will be held August 10-13, 2019 in New York. The program for the 2019 Annual Meeting is now taking shape under the leadership of President-elect Mary Romero and the 2019 Program Committee. The theme of "Engaging Social Justice for a Better World" invites participation across the discipline and provides many opportunities to bring together a variety of sociological work in diverse formats.

Look for the ASA EMCA section's call for papers later in the fall. We are currently working to organize invited sessions, teaching workshops, and our regular sessions for ethnomethodology and conversation analysis. Remember: the more submissions we receive, the more sessions we can request from the ASA!

Interactional Competences and Practices in a Second Language (ICOP-L2)

The Second International Conference on Interactional Competences and Practices in a Second Language (ICOP-L2). Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden, 29–31 May 2019.

Interactional practices in second and additional languages (L2s) have increasingly been researched in language classrooms and other institutional settings as well as in non-institutional contexts that include practices of ‘learning in the wild’. Principles of ethnomethodology, conversation analysis, membership categorization analysis, and usage-based linguistics have equipped researchers with tools to investigate how users of L2s engage in sense making practices, and how they learn and teach in interaction. This social and qualitative trend in L2 interaction research has also fuelled a growing body of studies into interactional competence. 

Proposals are invited for individual papers, panels (colloquia), data sessions, and posters. All abstracts (300 words maximum) need to be submitted electronically by 18 November 2018. Please refer to the conference website for details: 


The 2019 Conference of the International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (IIEMCA) will be held in Mannheim (Germany), from July 2–5. The conference theme is “Practices”

Plenary speakers are: Christian Heath – John Heritage – Christian Meyer – Lorenza Mondada – Elizabeth Stokoe

Individual paper proposal submission will start by August 01, 2018 and end on September 27, 2018.
  • Abstracts may be min. 250 and up to 500 words long (including references or data examples). The abstract should contain information on the leading research question/claim, theoretical backgrounds/notions which figure importantly in your research, your main findings, methods and the kinds of data used. Research should be original and should not have already been published.
To submit a paper for IIEMCA 2019, see this page for information and instructions. The official call for papers can be found here, and the full list of accepted panels here.

This page highlights conferences that are of interest to EMCA scholars. If you have a suggestion for a conference that you feel should be included please e-mail