Conferences of applied linguistics were started with the aim to bring together researchers of applied linguistics from Lithuania and other countries. It was important that specialists interested in the theory and practice of applied linguistics could meet and maintain their relationships, introduce and discuss their research, launch new ideas, debate any topical issues in sociolinguistics, language policy, discourse analysis, translation, pragmatics, language teaching and learning, language testing, language acquisition, lexicography, etc.
Since 2005 Vilnius has hosted five conferences of applied linguistics. The 6th conference will be held on 2022.