The Applied Linguistics Program hosts the 22nd Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) conference on October 3, 2020. The conference will be held in joint with the 18th Technology for Second Language Learning (TSLL).

The Applied Linguistics Program hosts the Technology for Second Language Learning Conference (TSLL) each fall. Each year a conference organizing committee is formed to create a conference theme that reflects emerging areas of research-practice synergies. The conference sometimes yields proceedings.

The applied linguistics program regularly host the Pronunciation in Second Language Learning Conference (PSLLT) in the fall. John Levis, the founding conference organizer, edits the Proceedings of the Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching conference each year.

The American Association for Corpus Linguistics Conference (AACL), was hosted jointly with the 2016 TSLL conference.

The Language Assessment Research Conference(LARC) was held on March 21-23, 2018.