International Conference on Conversation Analysis 26 June - 2 July 2023

Meeanjin - Brisbane | Australia

An Invitation to Brisbane

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As Chair, and on behalf of the Local Organising Committee of the 6th International Conference on Conversation Analysis 2023, it is my great pleasure to invite you to attend ICCA 2023 in Brisbane, Australia.

This international conference brings together academics, researchers and service providers to showcase the latest research and best practice in conversation analysis. Our theme ‘Branching Out’ reflects the growth and application of conversation analysis in different academic disciplines, different professional and workplace contexts, and across the globe.

ICCA 2023 marks the first time the conference will be held in the Southern Hemisphere and in the Asia-Pacific region. Preparations are well under way to deliver an exciting program and new opportunities for collaboration, as well as the opportunity to experience Australia with its unique wildlife and environment.

Brisbane is a modern, dynamic and vibrant city with direct access to Australia’s top tourist attractions making it an ideal destination for touring before and after the Conference. It is home to world-class restaurants, a diverse nightlife and burgeoning music scene, stylish shops and urban art space.

We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane!


Ilana Mushin

Conference Chair

“Meeanjin Gathering”

By Casey Coolwell-Fisher

Meeanjin (Brisbane) has always been a place of gathering for ceremonies, trade, sharing of knowledge and conducting business.

This artwork represents people coming together, into Meeanjin, having conversations and sharing knowledge.

The circle represents the world, the outer waves signify people travelling and meeting in Meeanjin.

The Brisbane River is represented in the centre element and the footprints of the travellers are depicted in the outer waves.

The people (“U”shapes) in the centre, represent a collective of voices coming forward.

The small gathered dots depict the knowledge and communication being shared.

The lines, in the circle signify the branching out and sharing of the conversations into the world.

About the Artist

Casey Coolwell-Fisher is a Quandamooka woman of the Nunukul people from Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).

Casey has a creative background in Graphic Design and is the co-founder & artist, alongside her husband Roy Fisher, of CHABOO, a home decor/design business specialising in hand painted Aboriginal art on wooden products and Aboriginal Graphic Design art pieces.


The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus, Brisbane, Australia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you will find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Key Dates

MilestoneKey Dates
Call for panels openJanuary 2022
Call for panels closeFriday 25 February 2022
Notification of panelsFriday 18 March 2022
Call for abstracts & posters openMonday 28 March 2022
Registration opens1 June 2022
Call for abstracts & posters close30 June 2022
Final presentation abstract dueFebruary 2023
Speaker registration deadline31 March 2023
Early bird registration closes31 March 2023
Accommodation booking deadline2 June 2023
Conferences Dates26 June - 2 July 2023

ICCA 2023 Secretariat


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72 Merivale Street
South Brisbane 2001
+61 (0)7 3255 1002

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters throughout Australia, and pay respect to the Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise the importance of connection to culture, land, kinship and community to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander families. We acknowledge the cultural practices and traditions still carried out today and being passed down to future generations.