The 7th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English took place in Vigo from 28 to 30 September 2017. The conference was organised by the LVTC (Language Variation and Textual Categorisation) research group at the University of Vigo. The conference programme included lectures, papers, workshops, special sessions and poster presentations about different frameworks and research traditions, all of which addressed many aspects of the linguistics of contemporary English. Great speakers, great participants, great atmosphere. Now ready for 8BICLCE2019 in Bamberg!