Registration Fees

The following registration fees apply for the conference. Registration is available here until 7th June 2020. The early bird rate is available until 12th April 2020. Please note that these fees do not include accommodation, which should be booked separately. The University has agreed special rates with local hotels and they can be booked through our hotel booking portal.

Attendance Type – Early Bird BookingFee – until 12 April 2020
Early bird unwaged / all other countries* registration£175
Early bird waged in high-income countries registration£225
Attendance Type – Standard BookingFee – from 13 April 2020
Unwaged / all other countries* registration£200
Waged in high-income countries registration£250

*All delegates will be charged at the ‘Waged in high-income country’ rate, unless

  1. they can attach proof of status as unwaged (unemployed, retired, full-time student etc.); or
  2. they can provide evidence of a current home or working address outside of the high-income countries listed here

Geoff Thompson Bursary

In honour of Geoff Thompson’s immense contributions to systemic functional linguistics, the European Systemic Functional Linguistics Association sponsors a bursary each year for the European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference. The bursary provides support for a young scholar whose conference paper shows exceptional scholarship within Systemic Functional Linguistics.

We are offering one bursary for a student presenting at the 30th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference (at Sheffield Hallam University, U.K. July 1-3 2020). The bursary covers the conference fee. Travel and accommodation expenses are also covered up to £200 (receipts must be provided). To be eligible, you must be a current Ph.D. student and have a paper accepted for the conference, for which you are the sole author.

Applications for the bursary will open with regular registrations after 20th January 2020.

Other Charges

There are additional charges for some of the social activities taking place during the conference.

Conference Dinner – Cutler’s Hall – 7.30pm Thursday 2nd July (£60 per person, payable on registration)

Sheffield Walking Tour – from Charles Street building – 6.00pm Friday 3rd July (£5 per person payable at the registration desk)

Yorkshire Sculpture Park – pick-up near the conference venue – 10.30am – 3.00pm – Saturday 4th July (£12 per person payable at the registration desk)

National Coal Mining Museum for England – pick-up near the conference venue – 10.30am – 3.00pm – Saturday 4th July (£12 per person payable at the registration desk, plus to go underground purchase a £5 tag at the museum – refundable at the museum, or if you wish to donate to the museum not refunded)

High-Income Countries (Source:

Andorra Gibraltar Palau
Antigua and Barbuda Greece Panama
Aruba Greenland Poland
Australia Guam Portugal
Austria Hong Kong SAR, China Puerto Rico
Bahamas, The Hungary Qatar
Bahrain Iceland San Marino
Barbados Ireland Saudi Arabia
Belgium Isle of Man Seychelles
Bermuda Israel Singapore
British Virgin Islands Italy St. Maarten (Dutch part)
Brunei Darussalam Japan Slovak Republic
Canada Korea, Rep. Slovenia
Cayman Islands Kuwait Spain
Channel Islands Latvia St. Kitts and Nevis
Chile Liechtenstein St. Martin (French part)
Croatia Lithuania Sweden
Curaçao Luxembourg Switzerland
Cyprus Macao SAR, China Taiwan, China
Czech Republic Malta Trinidad and Tobago
Denmark Monaco Turks and Caicos Islands
Estonia Netherlands United Arab Emirates
Faroe Islands New Caledonia United Kingdom
Finland New Zealand United States
France Northern Mariana Islands Uruguay
French Polynesia Norway Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Germany Oman
Key Dates

Call for Papers
1st November 2019

Submission opens
15th November 2019
Submit a Paper

Submission closes
10th January 2020
24th January 2020

Early Bird Registration opens
30th January 2020
Register Online

Notification of acceptance
28th February 2020

Standard Registration
16th March 2020
13th April 2020

Registration closes
7th June 2020

Conference starts
1st July 2020