We are pleased to announce that the IAFLL16 will be a hybrid event! Paper presentations will be done in-person, while the plenary talks, themed panel presentations, and keynote lecture will be hybrid. 

IAFLL16 aims to engage the participants in the discussion on the groundwork, current trends and issues, and prospects in Forensic Linguistics.

IAFLL16 will be held onsite at the Grand Ballroom, Buenaventura G. Paredes, O.P. (BGPOP) Building of the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, the Philippines from July 4 to 6, 2023.

You can find the full conference schedule on the website’s Program page. 

Keynote, plenary, themed panel presentations, and parallel session presentations will be available at the conference. Abstracts of the keynote, plenary, and themed panel speakers are posted on the website.

IAFLL16 welcomes attendance by all scholars, regardless of their participation in conference sessions.

Please check the Registration page for information about the conference fees. You should receive a confirmation message immediately after registration. 

Yes. Discounted rates are also available on the Registration page. Please note that early-bird rates ended last May 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

You may register either in online or live attendance at the conference website.

The Registration page also contains information about the conference’s cancellation policy. 

Overseas Filipinos can register as local participants if they are presently affiliated with any institution in the Philippines. Otherwise, they must register as foreign participants.

Business casual is suitable for all conference activities. Modern Filipiniana or business attire is the dress code for the Cultural Night on the second day (July 5, 2023).

Yes, the registration fee covers morning snacks, lunch, and afternoon snacks.

There will be a free assembly tour from 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Meanwhile, the Cultural Night will be from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Registration and payment (PhP 1,000) for the event will be done onsite on the first day.

Yes. WIFI credentials will be shared by the onsite coordinator.

Zoom is the conference’s online platform for online participants. Meanwhile, you can find event updates on the conference’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please follow the hashtag #IAFLL16. 

After the conference, onsite participants will receive a printed certificate of participation, while online participants will receive an electronic certificate. You can also request for a certificate of appearance if your institution requires it. 

Yes. You can find a list of nearby budget and luxury hotels at the website’s Accommodation page.

July is already a part of the country’s wet season, so we could experience rainfall during the conference period. Depending on weather conditions, these rains could range from brief drizzles to lengthy torrential thunderstorms. In addition, when we experience strong torrential rains, nearby areas around the University could be flooded.

For your safety, we suggest bringing an umbrella and/or a raincoat when traveling to and from the conference venue.

It is also a good idea to check the weather forecasts close to the conference dates to get a sense of the city’s weather conditions. You can find these updates from PAG-ASA (i.e., the national weather agency) or from news outlets such as the ABS-CBN Weather Center and GMA News Online’s IMReady. These updates can help you prepare for any changes in the weather and adjust your plans accordingly.

Yes. Within Manila, you can visit the National Museum and its component museums. You can also visit the nearby Rizal Park, where you can witness the changing of guards stationed near the statue of the national hero, Jose Rizal, at around 4:00 p.m. Also, if you cross the other side of Padre Burgos Avenue, you can visit the historic walled city of Intramuros, where you can find more historical sites such as the Manila Cathedral, the San Agustin Church, and Fort Santiago.

If you want to explore more of Manila's green spaces, you can also visit the Arroceros Forest Park, a serene oasis amidst the bustling cityscape. For a breathtaking tropical getaway, you can consider visiting Palawan, known for its stunning natural beauty and pristine beaches. Whether you want to explore the underground river in Puerto Princesa, relax on the white sandy beaches of El Nido, or dive into the crystal-clear waters of Coron, Palawan offers a paradise-like experience for travelers.

If you want other tourist spots accessible by land transportation, there are natural tourist attractions such as the Hinulugang Taktak Nature and Adventure Park in Antipolo City, Rizal Province. 

If you want to visit other tourist attractions in other parts of the country such as Boracay and Bohol, you can check out websites such as TripAdvisor for more recommendations. (Note: You need to present a proof of booking with a hotel accredited by the Department of Tourism before entering Boracay.) 

You may opt to book a Grab car service and choose the pin ‘UST Chapel.’ BGPOP is the tall building right in front of the UST Chapel. You may also opt to book in advance an airport transfer via

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