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.


31 January 2020France

19:00 Opening Ceremony – doors open from 18:00

The Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Sound will be held on Friday, 31 January 2020. This event will take place at Le Grand Amphithéâtre, Sorbonne University, 47, Rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris, France. The following links may be useful:

For the Program (as of 21 January), click on this link: IYS Opening Ceremony

Entry is free but registration is required. Go to this Eventbrite site to register. Separate entrance tickets are required for each booking; ticket (hard copy or on mobile phone) and photo identification will be required for entry.

For anyone unable to attend in person, a streaming video of the event will be available at this link shortly before the start of the Opening Ceremony.

Location: Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Organisation Responsible: ICA

Contact: Marion Burgess, at


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