Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) is the annual conference of the International Language Testing Association (ILTA). The first LTRC conference was held in Boston, US, in 1979. Since then, LTRC has provided an international forum for language assessment researchers, scholars, and practitioners from many parts of the world to meet annually and present and discuss their new ideas and research findings.
LTRC 2016 will be held in Palermo, Sicily, Italy (website)
Annual LTRC Conferences
Link to Annual Group Photographs
2016 - Palermo, Sicily, Italy - June. The dates are from June 20 to June 24, 2016. (Proposal PowerPoint)
2018 - New Zealand
2019 - Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2020 - Tokyo, Japan
2014 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - June 2-3 Workshops, 4-6 Colloquium (http://www.ltrc2014.nl/)
2009 - Denver, Colorado, USA (http://www.cal.org/ltrc2009/)
2008 - Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
2007 - University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2006 - University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
2005 - Ottawa, Canada (http://www.carleton.ca/ltrc/)
Fox, J., Wesche, M, Bayliss, D., Cheng, L., Turner, C.E., & Doe, C. (2007).
Language Testing Reconsidered. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press.
2004 - Temecula, California, USA
2003 - University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
2002 - Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
2001 - St. Louis, Missouri, USA
2000 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1999 - Tsukuba, Japan
1998 - Monterey, California, USA
1997 - Orlando, Florida, USA
1996 - Tampere, Finland
1995 - Long Beach, California, USA
1994 - Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington DC, USA
1993 - Cambridge, UK and Arnhem, Netherlands
1992 - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
1991 - Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
1990 - San Fransisco, California, USA
1989 - San Antonia, Texas, USA
1988 - University of Ilinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA
1987 - Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
1986 - Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California, USA
Bailey, K. M., T. L. Dale and R. T. Clifford, eds. 1987. Language Testing Research:
Selected Papers from the 1986 Colloquium.Monterey: Defense Language Institute.
1985 - Educational Language Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Stansfield, C. W., ed. 1986. Technology and Language Testing. Washington, DC:
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
1984 - TESOL, Houston, Texas, USA
1983 - University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Jones, S., M. DesBrisay and T. Parabakhap, eds. 1985. Proceedings of the Fifth
Annual Language Testing Colloquium.Ottawa: Carleton University.
1982 - TESOL, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
1981 - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
1980 - TESOL, San Francisco, California, USA
1979 - TESOL, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Palmer, A. S., P. J. M. Groot and G. Trosper, eds. 1981. The Construct Validation of
Tests of Communicative Competence.Washington, DC: Teachers of English to
Speakers of Other Languages.
An archive of LTRC conference programs is available to ILTA members and can be accessed when you are logged in.
ALTE conference - organized by the Association of Language Testers of Europe (ALTE).
EALTA conference - organized by the European Association for Language Testing and Asssessment (EALTA).
ECOLT conference - organized by the East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT).
MwALT conference - organized byby the Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT).
SCALAR conference has stopped meeting.
See the Events calendar for conference dates.
AAAL conference - organized by the American Association for Applied Linguistics (http://www.aaal.org/)