ISGS: International Society for Gesture Studies

Conferences and Workshops

Below you find a list of upcoming conferences that either are dedicated to gesture research or that often include talks, panels or special sessions on gesture research. If you know about other relevant conferences which are not included in the list, please contact us. You may also join the mailing list and spread the information there.



iGesto’17 — International Conference on Gesture and Multimodality
2–3 February, 2017, University of Porto, Italy


11th International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature
6–8 April, 2017, University of Brighton, UK

TDL3 — Thinking, Doing, Learning
19–21 April, 2017, LMU Munich, Germany


International Conference on Multimodal Communication: Developing New Theories and Methods
9–11 June, 2017, Osnabrück, Germany

Conference Language as a form of Action
21–23 June, 2017, Rome, Italy


Warwick Gesture Workshop on the role of gesture in cognitive and linguistic processes
25 July, 2017, Coventry, UK

39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
26–29 July, 2017, London, UK


The 12th Workshop on Multimodal Corpora
19 August, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

Interspeech 2017: Situated interaction
20–24 August, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

GESPIN 2017: Gesture and Speech in Interaction
25–27 August, 2017, Poznán, Poland


Event Representations in Brain, Language, and Development
27–28 October, 2017, Nijmegen, the Netherlands


Mapping Multimodal Dialogue, MaMuD 4
23–24 November, 2017, Frankfurt Oder, Germany



Third International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS) Conference, IACS-2018
13–15 July, 2018, Toronto, Canada