International Year of Sound 2020-2021

Event Calendar

The Year of Sound will be celebrated with events originating at the regional, the national, and the international levels. Here we list all events that have an acoustical outreach component in line with the goals of the Year of Sound.


14 - 15 October 2020Spain – 3th Acoustics Congress of Catalonia

rescheduled from 28-29 April 2020

The Congress will consist of a series of workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities around the environmental noise pollution, in particular, specific current effective solution for noise problems.
The third edition of the Congress will focus on:
– Sound insulation and acoustic comfort in buildings (residential, commercial, educational, sanitary,…)
– Concepts related to acoustic quality such as cities and their soundscape or the value a more friendly sound environment in the cities.
– Acoustics and product and services design at the industrial and brand level (audio branding).
– Noise pollution management tools that administrations can implement to control and reduce noise.

The congress is mainly directed to professionals with knowledge of acoustics, but some sessions, related to the participation and citizen science section, are designed for the educational world and the general public interested in acoustics.

The main language is Catalan, but you can find some sessions in English and Spanish.

Location: The conference will be recorded in Sant Cugat, where all the speakers will meet, and will be broadcast in real time through different channels, so that all those interested can follow it remotely. There will be virtual meeting points with speakers and sponsors, as well as a virtual fair of products and services for sponsors.

Organisation Responsible: Department of Territory and Sustainability, Barcelona Provincial Council, Sant Cugat del Vallès Council, Sabadell Council, Catalan Association of Acoustic Consultants, Polytechnic University of Catalonia

Contact: Eduard Puig, at


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