Interspeech is an annual conference organized by ISCA. It brings together two previous series of biennial international conferences: EUROSPEECH, the European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, and ICSLP, the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing. Since 2000, both conferences have been under the common label Interspeech. The first Interspeech event was ICSLP 2000, which took place in 2000, in Beijing, China.
Interspeech 2016 was organized around the topic: Understanding Speech Processing in Humans and Machines. The event was held in the Hyatt Regency San Francisco hotel in the beautiful San Francisco, California. Interspeech 2016 emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach covering all aspects of speech science and technology spanning basic theories to applications. In addition to regular oral and poster sessions, the conference also featured plenary talks by internationally renowned experts, tutorials, special sessions, show & tell sessions, and exhibits.