Brisbane alliance delivers trifecta of conference wins

17 August 2018

The Brisbane Convention Bureau has partnered with the School of Languages and Cultures to secure a trifecta of conferences worth over $2.1 million for the city’s economy.

Combined, the three conferences are expected to attract over 800 national and international delegates across 11 event days.

The University of Queensland (UQ) will host the 9th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication (INPRA) in June 2020, the 6th Biennial Colloquium of the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU) in November 2021, and the 6th International Conference on Conversation Analysis (ICCA) in July 2022.

Professor of Linguistics and Head of the School of Languages and Cultures, Michael Haugh, said the conference wins were a great coup for UQ and Brisbane.

“Hosting these three conferences will raise the school’s profile in teaching and research, particularly as the two international conferences have historically been held in Europe and North America,” Professor Haugh said.

“I’m delighted with the support offered by the Brisbane Convention Bureau to secure these conferences and bring the world’s top minds in the field to Brisbane.”

Read full story