This page serves to highlight 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

ASA 2018

The 113th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association will take place from August 11th-14th, 2017, in Philadelphia, PA, USA. The section on Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis will present several sessions. The call for papers is now closed, and we will update as soon as we finalize the schedule.


CLIC 2018

The 24th annual Conference on Language, Interaction, and Culture will take place at the University of California, Los Angeles from April 5-7, 2018. The deadline for submissions has now passed. Read more about the call here.



The VALS-ASLA 2018 conference will be held at the University of Basel on the theme A VIDEO TURN IN LINGUISTICS? from 06-08/06/2018. The conference will have the following topical sections:
a) On multimodal analysis through the use of video recordings
b) On methodological issues concerning the use of video data
c) On the applied issues concerning the use of videos for communicating with the public
The submission deadline was 01/12/2017.
For further details, see here, or email the organising committee at vals-asla2018-dslw(at)


LANSI 2018

The 8th annual meeting of
The Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI)
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York City
October 12-13 (Fri & Sat), 2018
Rebecca Clift (University of Essex)
Srikant Sarangi (Cardiff University)

LANSI brings together scholars and students working on naturally-occurring data within the broad area of language and social interaction. In keeping with the LANSI spirit of diversity and dialog, we welcome abstracts from colleagues working on a variety of topics using discourse analytic approaches that include but are not limited to conversation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and critical discourse analysis. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and should include descriptions of the following aspects of the study: (1) problem(s) being addressed; (2) central claim(s); (3) data source(s) and analytic approach(es); (4) a short piece of data to support the main argument; (5) implication(s) of the findings. Please also include a 50-word summary. Abstracts will be blind-reviewed on the basis of clarity, specificity, originality, and the inclusion of the required components. Papers will be presented within a 15 or 20-minute slot with an additional 10 or 5 minutes for discussion.
Deadline for electronic submission is May 31, 2018. Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent via email by July 15, 2018. For additional information and to submit an abstract, please visit:
 Conference Co-chairs
Hansun Zhang Waring
Di Yu
Carol Lo
Allie King

 4th Copenhagen Multimodality Day 2018

This research seminar invites proposals for paper presentations related to Video ethnography, EMCA, multimodality and interaction analysis. We especially encourage paper presentations that deal with difficult methodological issues and/or presents novel solutions to methodological issues.

Paper presentations should focus on, but are not restricted to, issues of embodied conduct, sequential analysis of multimodal actions, participants use of objects and technology in a socio-material world, and/or subtle features like feelings and cognition displayed in social interaction.

We welcome empirical papers, discussions and theoretical papers that take EMCA, interaction analysis, video ethnography and multimodality studies as points of departure for new theoretical and methodological considerations.

We strongly encourage presentations that have a novel approach to settings, data, methods and theories within the broad spectrum of EMCA.

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should include the title of the paper, research topic, method, empirical data, theoretical approach, findings and references.
The deadline for submitting abstracts is 20 June, 2018Notification of acceptance by 10 August, 2018
Please ensure that your abstract is anonymized by removing all features from the text and the document properties that may help to identify you as the author of the text.
There will be two presentation formats:
  • Classic: 30 minutes long (20 min presentation + 10 min discussion).
  • Short: 15 minutes long (10 min presentation + 5 min discussion)
Please indicate in the abstract what kind of format you will prefer.
Abstracts should be emailed to Brian Due: