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.



The 3rd International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition
27–29 June, 2018, Izmir, Turkey

The 5th International Conference on Movement and Computing (MOCO'18)
28–30 June, 2018, Genoa, Italy


The 8th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies
4–8 July, 2018, Cape Town

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

Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society 2018
25–28 July, 2018, Madison, Wisconsin, USA


The 9th International Conference on Multimodality
15–17 August, 2018, Odense, Denmark


The 20th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
16–20 October, 2018, Boulder, Colorado



2019 Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAL)
9–12 March, 2019, Atlanta, Georgia


The 12th International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature
3–5 May, 2019, Lund, Sweden

The 14th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition
14–18 May, 2019, Lille, France