Systemic Conferences by Organisation

NOTE: this page is phasing out. Please refer to the Conferences by Date page here.

International Systemic-Functional Congress (ISFC)

The Major Systemic Conference, held since the Seventies.

Future Conferences: 

  • ISFC47 2022 25-29 July, 2022. Shenzhen University, China. Co-organisers: (Alex) Xuanwei Peng & Geoff Williams. Pre-Congress Institute beforehand (21-23 July). Theme: SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTICS AND PRAXIS: Sustaining dialogue between theory and practice.
  • ISFC48 2023 18-21 March, 2023. Sousse, Tunisia. Organising Chair: Akila Sellami Baklouti. Conference Theme: Systemic Functional Linguistics: Power and Empowerment. Pre-Congress Institute: 16-17 March.
  • ISFC49 2024 - University of NSW, Sydney, Australia.
  • ISFC50 2025 - Glasgow, Scotland. Conference Chair: Tom Bartlett.

European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference (ESFLC)

A European branch of the school. Initially known as the Nottingham Systemic Workshop, and then changed to the Euro-Internalional Systemic-Functional Workshop. Between 2005 and 2014, it is known as the European SFL Conference and Workshop. Conferences have been in Nottingham (1992), Madrid (1993), Antwerp (1994), Valencia (1995), Nottingham (1996), Halle (1997), Liverpool (1998), Gent (1999), Glasgow (2000). Brest (2001), Lisbon (2002), Leeds (2003), Miraflores, Spain (2004) London (2005), Gorizia, (2006), Saarbrucken, (2007), Helsinki (2008), Cardiff (2009), Koper (2010), Bertinoro (2012), Coventry (2013), Paris (2014), Aachen (2015), Salzburg (2016), Salamanca (2017), Pavia (2018), Leiria (2019), Sheffield (2021), Odense (2022), Vigo (2023):

Future Conferences:

  • 2024, 10-12 July, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, Conference Chair: Claudia Stoian. Website: here.

Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA)

The Australian branch of the school. See their web-site here. Recent meetings have been in Adelaide (??), Brisbane (1994), Sydney (??), Wollongong (1997), Adelaide (1998), Sydney (2002), Adelaide (2003), Brisbane (2004), Armidale (2006), Sydney (2007), Kelvin Grove(2009), Adelaide (2010), Armidale (2011), Melbourne (2013), Sydney (2014), Brisbane (2015), Sydney (2016), Adelaide (2018), Brisbane (2021)

Future Meetings:

  • 2023 - Wollongong University. 22nd-24th November, 2023. Theme: Celebrating semiosis. Convernor: Shooshi Dreyfus. Preconference institute: 21st November.

Chinese Systemic Workshop

The Chinese branch of the school. Alternates between the Chinese Systemic Conference, and a conference on discourse analysis.

Japan Association of Systemic Functional Linguistics

The Japanese branch of the school. Click here to visit their web-page.

 Future Meetings:

Latin American Systemic Functional Linguistics Association

The Latin American association. See association website here.
  • November 23-25: 17th ALSFAL conference, Universidad Nacional de La Pampa & Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Videoconferencing only. Abstracts due by 7th May, 2022.

North American Systemic Functional Linguistics Association

2016 meeting: The 2016 meeting of NASFLA will be held at the American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, 2016 in Orlando, FL Sunday, April 10 12:45-1:55pm in Hilton Orlando, Lake Highland B.