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The 17th International Pragmatics Conference will be held in Winterthur, Switzerland, from 27 June to 2 July 2021.

Host institution: Zurich University of Applied Sciences(ZHAW) 

Conference chair: Christiane Hohenstein (ZHAW)

Local Organizing Committee: Noah Bubenhofer (UZH University of Zürich), Andreas Jucker (UZH University of Zürich), Liana Konstantinidou (ZHAW), Jacques Moeschler (Université de Genève), Daniel Perrin (ZHAW), Andrea Rocci (Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano), Felix Steiner (ZHAW), Patrick Studer (ZHAW), Larysa Zavgorodnia (ZHAW)

The International Conference Committee includes, in addition to the LOC members: Barbara Bokus (Warsaw, Poland), Diana Boxer (Gainesville, USA), Frank Brisard (Antwerp), Winnie Cheng (Hong Kong), Jenny Cook-Gumperz (Santa Barbara, USA), Anita Fetzer (Würzburg, Germany), Helmut Gruber (Vienna, Austria), Yueguo Gu (Beijing, China), Michael Haugh (Brisbane, Australia), Janet Holmes (Wellington, New Zealand), Sachiko Ide (Tokyo, Japan), Cornelia Ilie (Strömstad, Sweden), Helga Kotthoff (Freiburg, Germany), Sophia Marmaridou (Athens, Greece), Yael Maschler (Haifa, Israel), Jacob Mey (Odense), Neal Norrick (Saarbrücken, Germany), Marina Sbisà (Trieste, Italy), Jef Verschueren (Antwerp), Tuija Virtanen (Abo, Finland)

Preparing for contingencies

We do not know the future, but we can prepare. With Covid-19 affecting many planned meetings, it is important to be ready for contingencies, even though our conference is still more than a year from now. It is too early to make exact predictions of the circumstances, but rest assured that IPrA is planning for the 17th International Pragmatics Conference to proceed, while simultaneously making contingency plans for remote participation options. Therefore, you are encouraged to continue panel organization and abstract submission. We will keep you informed about all further developments pertinent to the conference.

The city of Winterthur from above the Brüelberg. Picture by Cédric Lüthi. Circle around ZHAW buildings added. Creative Commons Licence: CC-BY-SA-4.0