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 2020 - Shenzhen University. Delayed to 2022 due to Coronavirus.
  • ISFC48 2021 - Tunisia. March 22-27. Delayed to 2023 due to Coronavirus.
  • ISFC47 2022 - Shenzhen University, China. Pre-Congress Institute beforehand. Co-organisers: (Alex) Xuanwei Peng & Geoff Williams.
  • ISFC48 2023 - Tunisia. Held in March.
  • ISFC49 2024 - University of NSW, Sydney, Australia.
  • ISFC50 2025 - Cardiff, UK.

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):

Future Conferences:

  • 2021, September 15-17 Sheffield, U.K., Convenor: Nick Moore. Fully online conference. Abstracts due by June 11.
  • 2022: Odense, Denmark, Convenor: Alexandra Holsting.
  • 2023: Vigo, Spain. Convenor: Ana Elina Martinez Insua.

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)

Future Meetings:

  • 2021, September 29 - October 1. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland. Conveners: Ken Tann, Kate Power. Theme: Impact: Research, Education, Industry. Preceded by a Pre-conference Institute, 28th September.
  • 2022 - Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW
  • 2023 - No ASFLA Conference, but ISFC at the UNSW.

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.
  • 2021, November 3-5. XVI Congreso de la Asociación de Lingüística Sistémico-Funcional de América Latina. Montevideo - Uruguay. Abstracts by 31st May.

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.