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 2017 will be held in Bogotá, Colombia.(website)

Annual LTRC Conferences

Link to Annual Group Photographs




2018 - New Zealand
2019 - Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2020 - Tokyo, Japan


2016 - Palermo, Sicily, Italy - June. The dates are from June 20 to June 24, 2016. (Proposal PowerPoint)

2015 -  Toronto, Canada - March 18-20th, Pre-conference workshops March 16-17 ( (LTRC 2015 Program Book)

2014 -  Amsterdam, Netherlands - June 2-3 Workshops, 4-6 Colloquium (

2013 - Seoul, South Korea (
2012 - Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersy, USA (Proposal PowerPoint) (Update PDF)

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2011 - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (Proposal PDF) (Updated PPT) (Proposal PowerPoint) (

2010 - Cambridge, UK (Proposal PDF)  (Proposal PowerPoint)


2009 - Denver, Colorado, USA  (

2008 - Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China


2007 - University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain


2006 - University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia


2005 - Ottawa, Canada (

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.



Regional Language Testing Conferences

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.


Other Conferences

AAAL conference - organized by the American Association for Applied Linguistics (
TESOL convention -organized by TESOL International Association. (
SLRF conference - Second Language Reseach Forum organized by graduate students at various universities.
TSLL Conference at Iowa State University - Technology for Second Language Learning Conference (
AERA conference - American Educational Reserach Asociation (


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