The International Society for Conversation Analysis (ISCA) is an independent faculty-and-student-based professional association in higher education, designed to serve the needs of scholars of language and social interaction across a variety of disciplines and applications.  Founded in 2010, the Society seeks to provide its members with resources to advance the field by circulating findings, creating better courses, strengthening research, and creating a collective voice for the development and application of professional findings.

A major aim of ISCA is to encourage and enhance interdisciplinary research into the structure and dynamics of social interaction through the creation of a multi-disciplinary community of scholars. From its beginning, the organization has been committed to the notion that broad advances in the understanding of social interaction require disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to research and learning.

ICCA 2018 closing party (anonymized by Jessica Young)
ICCA 2018 closing party (anonymized by Jessica Young)

Upcoming #EMCA events:

Analyzing race/ism in interaction
Summer Workshop: How to Analyze Race/ism in Interaction: 6-8th July 2022

Poster for Advancing Multimodal Conversation Analysis: 21-24 June, 2022, University of Basel, Application deadline 22nd May 2022
Summer Workshop: Advancing Multimodal Conversation Analysis, 21-24th June, Basel 

ICCA 2023: will start in the evening of June 28th and end on Sunday July 2nd, 2023 in Brisbane, Australia.

  • The pre-conference workshops are scheduled for June 26–28, 2023. 
  • The call for abstracts & papers opens on Monday 28 March 2022.
  • See other key dates and more details at

ICCA logo
ICCA 2023 logo by Casey Coolwell-Fisher.

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