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.


19 March 2021Italy

Waiting for Matera … 9

Waiting for the 47th National Conference, AIA proposes “Waiting for Matera …” an interesting cycle of free educational seminars, in webinar mode. This webinar cycle is one of the initiatives of the International Year of Sound 2020-2021.

The program includes 12 events (6 in autumn and 6 in spring) which will be held on some Fridays of each month during the lunch break, from 13.30 to 14.30.

The speakers will mainly be young researchers and professionals, experts in acoustics and in other disciplines related to the study of sound.
We will start by talking about soundscape during the lockdown and global comfort at the time of COVID, then moving on to acoustics in school environments and the design of spaces for teaching, through the introduction of new technical tools such as machine-learning and regulatory tools such as UNI 11532-2: 2020. We will then discuss noise in densely occupied places, restaurants and wind farms, sensor and monitoring networks, virtual reality simulations and applications, wooden buildings, acoustic metamaterials, vibroacoustic methods for elastic/viscoelastic characterization. of materials and structures, of performance-based design; issues related to the most recent developments in applied acoustics.

The events are free for AIA Members and Non-Members. The issue of professional training credits is not foreseen.

Each webinar, lasting one hour, will be structured according to an interactive format between speakers and participants.

The third in the 2nd cycle, the 9th overall, is:
Friday 19 March 2021, 1.30-2.30 pm, “Everything swings! What the waves tell us.”

Moderator: Francesco Asdrubali

Scientific committee / organizer on behalf of AIA: Arianna Astolfi, Francesco Asdrubali, Sergio Luzzi, Francesco Martellotta

Location: online

Organisation Responsible: AIA

Contact: Simona Senesi, at


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