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.


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17 April 2011 - 22 March 2019 International

Brief history of the IYS

Here are some of the key events leading up to the declaration of 2020 as the International Year of Sound: Year 2011 The ICA Board agrees on the concept of an International Year of Sound before the end of the decade. Year 2012 initial planning and preference for 2019. Year 2013 planning committee for discussions […]

1 January - 7 September 2019 France

La Semaine du Son 2019

La Semaine du Son (Week of Sound) in 2019 has many events and activities planned, mainly in France but also in Belgium and Lebanon. A complete guide can be found by downloading the Programme. The events include: 21 January 2019 – 3 February 2019: 16th Edition of La Semaine du Son. Many events and activities […]

29 March 2019 International

Declaration of 2020 as International Year of Sound

The International Commission for Acoustics has announced to its Member Societies and International Affiliates that an International Year of Sound will be held throughout the year 2020. It is hoped that the importance of sound in today’s world will reach every part of our planet in 2020. More details can be found in this news […]

20 - 25 August 2019 Japan

Week of Sound in Japan

This event is comprised of a series of individual events. The detail is as follows: 1) Summer vacation family event – make your own musical instrument and your own sound- Date: Aug. 20, Place: Toshiba science museum, Kawasaki, cosponsored by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. 2) Public seminar “How to make a high-reality audio […]

14 September 2019 United States

Detroit Orchestra Hall Centennial and Sound Lab — public demonstration

On October 23, 1919 the Detroit Orchestra Hall was opened. It enters its Centennial Year October 23, 2019, celebrated through October 23, 2020. The first official event will be an acoustic measurement and listening evaluation using five binaural head measurement systems throughout the hall, with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra playing the 4th Symphony of Brahms. […]

15 - 17 January 2020 United Kingdom

Physics in Food Manufacturing Conference 2020

Acoustic network stall at event. It is a two and a half day conference on Physics in Food Manufacture.

22 - 23 January 2020 Peru

Architectural Acoustics in Peru in the framework of International Year of Sound IYS2020

This event is auspiced by UNESCO-Peru (The Week of Sound 2020). It takes place several sesions with the topics centered on health problems because of Buildings. The Ministry of Housing will present the next Acoustical Building Code.

31 January 2020 France

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: Paris map campus map amphitheatre website For the Program (as of 21 January), click […]

31 January 2020 France


All those coming to Paris for the opening are invited to participate in a sound walk around the area near to the University. The start location will be at the entrance to Tour Zamansky, Campus Pierre et Marie Curie, Sorbonne, 4 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris. Start time is 15:30 and completion time is approximately 16:30. […]

1 February 2020 Indonesia

Adhiwijogo Acoustic Laboratory Open Day

Adhiwijogo Acoustic Laboratory is located in Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia. This laboratory has the most advanced acoustic facility in Indonesia including Anechoic Chamber and Reverberation Chamber. On 1st February 2020 we will open our Laboratory for public, especially for high school students. During the day, we will host laboratory tour to share and promote acoustical […]

13 February 2020 United States

US International Year of Sound Opening Ceremony

The Acoustical Society of America Washington DC Regional Chapter will be hosting the US International Year of Sound Opening Ceremony on Thursday, February 13th, 6pm – 9pm in the American Center for Physics (One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740).

20 February 2020 United States

Hands-on workshop: Wiki4Year of Sound 2020

For the International Year of Sound the National Hearing Conservation Association is supporting Wiki4YearOfSound2020, a campaign to improve Wikipedia articles related to sound. One can participate online, or by promoting the project, suggesting a topic that should be a Wikipedia article and improving or translating existing articles. The Wikimedia outreach dashboard allows anyone to contribute […]

24 February 2020 United Kingdom

Parliamentary and Scientific Committee

The Institute of Acoustics will be presenting to the UK Parliamentary and Scientific Committee on the subject of Noise. They will give 3 x 15 minute presentations outlining both the positive and negative economic, social and health implications of sound. The presentations will be followed by a 30 minutes of questions. Further discussions will follow […]

25 February 2020 Denmark

Audio Testing with SoundCheck by Listen

Learn how to measure audio quality of both simple and complex modern audio devices, in both R&D and production environments. Get to know the basics of SoundCheck; one of the world’s most popular audio test software systems, and learn about how to build a test sequence including recommendations for the equipment used. Additionally, you will […]

27 - 28 February 2020 Italy

V Giornata dell’udito – 5th hearing day [postponed]

Study and information event about hearing health, bringing together all the leading experts in the field in Rome, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Health. There will be two days of meetings, conferences, data presentations and conferences to which all the leading Italian experts on the subject of hearing health are invited. The event […]

2 - 20 March 2020 United Kingdom

Seeing Sounds Workshops

Outreach workshops in local secondary schools

3 - 15 March 2020 Spain

Sound Week Madrid

V International Congress sound and audio-visual space. 3rd-5th March 2020 UAM, La casa Encendida, Madrid – Laboratory of Space Concert- 3rd-4th March 2020, MNCARS Madrid – Mixer, collective session ( Body, space, sound, image, technology) 7th March Madrid. – Other events. The Congress “Sound and Audio-visual space” has a scientific part, but there are two […]

3 March 2020 International

World Hearing Day #JASAchat

Join the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America on Twitter on March 3 at 2 PM EST for a JASA Twitter Chat using #JASAchat. In honor of World Hearing Day, the editors of the Special Issue: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Translating Risk from Animal Models to Real-World Environments will lead a discussion on one of […]

5 March 2020 Italy


After the success of the initiative “NOISE AND THE CITY – L’ANIMA SONORA DELLE CITTÁ” and “A QUIET PLACE – UN POSTO TRANQUILLO”, acoustics experts, doctors, designers and philosophers of sound are again meeting in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence to talk about how an environment can be considered of quality thanks to the presence of […]

7 March 2020 Italy

The soundscape from Savannah to song [postponed]

The soundscape from Savannah to song, Saturday first part, 10.00 – 13.00 Sounds of Earth. Sound and communication in the animal kingdom second part, 14.30 – 17.30 Origin of song and language. Evolution of the soundscape Humans lived within a natural soundscape until neolithic, that is for 94% of the time of our life on […]

11 - 14 March 2020 United Kingdom

See the Sound! Exhibit at The Big Bang Fair

The Mathematics of Waves and Materials research will have a stall at the Big Bang Fair, where visitors can explore the mathematics of sound waves and find out how we can use maths to reduce noise and improve our quality of life!

12 - 14 March 2020 Spain


T3chFest is the conference on innovation of new technologies. It will take place on March 12, 13 and 14 in Leganés (Madrid, Spain). The audience consists of both students and technology professionals and each field of technological innovation is represented in the event with around 3 talks. In this edition, 10 activities will introduce Sound […]

12 March 2020 France

Draw your sound

Everything you always wanted to know about sound: how it is formed, how it spreads, how it is measured. Workshops for adults and children. Several interactive experiments (with tablets) will allow you to discover the applications of Fourier analysis developed more than 2 centuries ago. We will discover that Fourier is omnipresent at the heart […]

13 March 2020 United Kingdom

Birdsong Identification Training 1

Baker Consultants Ltd (Matlock UK), will be delivering a Birdsong Identification training session, to Citizen Scientists supporting the Ingleborough Soundscape Project on Friday 13th March. The session will enable individuals taking part in bird surveys, to identify common species, both resident and migrants, unseen in a crowded woodland environment. As well as learning how to […]

16 - 19 March 2020 Germany

DAGA 2020 [cancelled]

The annual German Conference on Acoustics – DAGA – takes place in Hannover this year and celebrates its 50th conference anniversary. Around 1300 participants from all parts of Germany and beyond, from the whole range of economic and scientific backgrounds, will join this event to attend sessions, present papers, network, meet colleagues and keep on […]

16 - 18 March 2020 Japan

ASJ Spring meeting

Annual meeting of the Acoustical Society of Japan, including a special session and demonstration related to IYS2020.

18 March 2020 Italy

The quality of listening in very reverberant historical and monumental environments – materials and sound diffusion techniques [postponed]

Frequently, historical or monumental indoor environments are used for seminars, conferences, assemblies of other public or private initiatives where the quality of listening is of primary importance. Usually, such environments are characterized, for geometric or material reasons, by acoustic conditions not suitable for these requirements, because of the sound reverberation, and their use is consequently […]

19 - 20 March 2020 India

Health Effects of Intense Sound and Protection Measures

Main emphasis of the event will be to invite school children and others and plan for awareness program on health effects of intense sound and protection measures.

20 March 2020 Uruguay

La Música como puente entre saberes (Music as a bridge between knowledge) [postponed]

On the occasion of the International Year of Sound that is celebrated in 2020, some academic groups that have been working together propose a launching activity to put the subject in public discussion. It is proposed that the first activity of the year focuses on the axes of art and science, so the activity to […]

20 March 2020 United Kingdom

Birdsong Identification Training 2 [postponed]

Baker Consultants Ltd (Matlock UK), will be delivering a Birdsong Identification training session to Citizen Scientists supporting the Ingleborough Soundscape Project, on 20th March 2020. The session will enable individuals taking part in bird surveys, to identify common species, both resident and migrants, unseen in a crowded woodland environment. As well as learning how to […]

21 March 2020 Australia

Translating Ambiance: Designing Sound, Light and Air in Urban Spaces

Ambiance design creates small, localised environments that provide sites of restoration and experiential difference from the everyday noises and hubbub of the city. The event will include a curated set of conversations running concurrently with an in-situ installation. Hear a talk from sound-artist Jordan Lacey, and Shanti Sumartojo (MADA), on the meaning of ambiance in […]

23 March 2020 Denmark

Akustikkens dag 2020 (Danish Acoustical Society annual meeting) [postponed]

The annual meeting of the Danish Acoustical Society with lectures, networking, visits. IYS2020 will be highlighted to all members.

23 - 29 March 2020 Canada

La Semaine du Son de l’UNESCO Canada

During the week of 23 March to 29 March 2020, visit the social networks or the website to follow the events of the UNESCO Sound Week in virtual mode. Veuillez trouver en suivant les événements qui ont eu lieu depuis lundi dans le cadre de La Semaine du Son de l’Unesco Canada. Attention ce n’est […]

24 March 2020 Netherlands

Most silent area in nature [postponed]

It is the provinces that must create quiet areas, protect and maintain peace there. That is why all provinces are invited to take part in a competition. The province with the quietest area receives a prize that can be used in this area, and where people can unwind. You will hear where that is on […]

26 March 2020 France

Making quieter aircraft is not a utopia [postponed]

A general public lecture on Cycle les transports du futur (Air transportation of the future). Making quieter aircraft is not a utopia.

26 March 2020 France

Noise Awareness Day [cancelled]

As part of the “section régionale du grand nord”(SRGNO) of the French Acoustical Society (SFA) activities, the Noise Awareness Day has been organized every year since 2016. This event is co-hosted by INSA HAUTS-DE-FRANCE (ex. ENSIAME), IEMN-DOAE and C3T. This noise awareness day is intended for the general public. This day welcomes more than 200 […]

31 March 2020 Poland

Noise Awareness Forum [postponed]

The main focus of the Noise Awareness Forum is to highlight the importance of sound and related sciences and technologies. Our aim is to encourage sector and industry experts to share and exchange information about the latest innovations, sector potential and opportunities as well as highlight environmental and societal challenges. We aspire to initiate and […]

1 - 3 April 2020 Canada

The acoustic properties of the 5-string banjo [postponed]

The University of Alberta Sound Studies Institute hosts a series of talks with Dr. Joe Dickey, physicist and bluegrass musician. Dr. Dickey is the author of the seminal paper on the acoustical physics of the 5-string banjo. During his visit to the U of A, Dr. Dickey will host an academic presentation on the acoustics […]

5 April 2020 United States

Sounds of the Ocean

Oceans contain between 50-80% of all life on Earth. Come gather virtually to experience the power of sound as a mindful practice. In these times of limited human interaction, it is essential to be connecting with our environment as much as possible. Take a break from life at home and bathe yourself in nourishing, loving […]

6 April 2020 France

Scientific concert of the Ophonius Band [postponed]

For the attention of middle and high school students in the Lyon area. This show presents the physical phenomena of acoustics, based initially on the perception that the spectator may experience. The physical phenomena at the origin of this perception are then analysed thanks to “live” experiments and multimedia supports (photos, videos, animations) commented by […]

23 - 26 April 2020 United States

USA Science and Engineering Festival: International Year of Sound booth [postponed]

Hands-on demonstrations and interactions with scientists and professionals to learn about the many areas and applications of acoustics.

23 April 2020 France

Workshop for children: Sound in all its forms [postponed]

An intergenerational workshop. What is sound? This workshop will present how sound is produced, how it propagates in its environment and how it is perceived.

28 April 2020 Italy

2020 Spring Studio Concerts – The soundscape [postponed]

From 15:00 to 17:30, at the P10 classroom of the Faculty of Letters, Conference on soundscape, with contributions from experts in the scientific, humanistic and artistic sectors. From 18 to 19:30, at the Auditorium “E. Morricone ”, via Columbia 1 – Rome. Concert with pieces of the type “Landscape sound” (Soundscape composition).

28 - 30 April 2020 Argentina

International Sound Week 2020 in Tucumán [postponed]

International Sound Week 2020 in Tucumán, is being organized by the Argentinian Acousticians Association (AdAA) and by the Group of Sustainable and Healthy Habitat (FAU UNT – CONICET). It will be held in the city of San Miguel de Tucumán on April 28 to 30, 2020. Activities are popular and educational for the general public. […]

28 April 2020 Germany

Wie klingt die Stadt der Zukunft? (Sound of the Future City)

A central event within the International Noise Awareness Day (Tag gegen Lärm) in Germany, focussing on future cities, agglomerations, e-mobility, and consequences for noise abatement and soundscape.

29 April 2020 International

International Noise Awareness Day

International Noise Awareness Day is a global campaign, founded in 1996 by the Center of Hearing and Communication (CHC), aiming to raise awareness of noise on the welfare and health of people. Noise affects people in many ways, but only deafness and annoyance receive actual interest from the general public. Worldwide, People are called upon […]

29 April 2020 Singapore

Workshop on International Noise Awareness Day [postponed]

The Society of Acoustics (Singapore) will expand its International Noise Awareness Day seminar into a full day workshop to commemorate the Year of Sound 2020.

29 April 2020 Italy

Il suono dell’arte: quadri viventi – The Sound of Art: Living Pictures

The project “The sound of art” consists in making the works of art “living” and sounding. The pupils become protagonists of the works of art that come alive, together with their sound painting.

29 April 2020 Austria

Noise Awareness Day 2020 in Austria

An open-door day of the Acoustics Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences together with some cooperation partners on the occasion of the noise awareness day. Thirty interactive stations invite the public to hands-on experiments and to get information on noise and acoustics.

29 April 2020 Denmark

Everyday Noise – how it affects our daily life and how to minimise impact and annoyance

Noise in our daily life and how it affects our well-being is on the agenda for the International Noise Awareness Day, when Sound Hub Denmark, the worlds first sound innovation and technology hub invites in for a seminar in Struer, City of Sound. Learn about the psychological and physiological impact of noise on our quality […]

29 April 2020 Mexico

¡Hagamos ruido contra el ruido! [postponed]

INTERNATIONAL NOISE AWARENESS DAY 2020 To conduct a day to raise awareness of the problem of environmental noise or noise pollution among children in 3rd and 4th grade through creative and recreational activities as triggers for raising awareness about the noise pollution problem.

29 April 2020 Brazil

INAD BR – 25ª International Noise Awareness Day, Brazil [postponed]

1st Hush City Soundwalk Brasil with the objective of listening to the sounds of the city in search of peaceful and / or quiet areas, to be mapped and evaluated by the free mobile app Hush City – Portuguese version to be launched on the same date. National action with participation of ProAcústica Associated Companies […]

9 May 2020 Switzerland

Open House Empa – Tag der offen Tür an der Empa

Empa opens its doors to the general public and offers unique insights into the everyday life of scientists. You can experience at first hand the technologies which we could encounter in everyday life in the future, from medicine, energy, mobility to construction technology and last but not least acoustics. Empa is the interdisciplinary research institute […]

11 - 15 May 2020 United States

ASA Spring meeting [cancelled]

The 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America was originally planned to be held 11-15 May 2020 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it was rescheduled to 8-12 December 2020, replacing the ASA Cancun meeting that had been planned for Fall 2020. With the continuing pandemic, it is being replaced with […]

14 May - 11 June 2020 Italy

COSTELLAZIONE SUONO, Series of sonic actions for Palazzo Strozzi

Specifically thought for the Palazzo Strozzi’s yard (place of public use and not acoustically circumscribable) Tempo Reale proposes a series of “sonic actions” able to connect with the space and the works placed in it. These actions start with the idea of humans as sound sources and the idea of humans as parts of a […]

15 May 2020 Italy

The Description of a Concert

Evening concert in which some musicians briefly explain each one how their instrument works, why they chose it, and some direct experiences they had about sound, in this case music, environment and health. At the end, in groups or alone, the above mentioned musicians perform some pieces, which have a relationship with nature, written by […]

17 - 20 May 2020 Korea

ISTU 2020

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to the 20th Annual International Symposium for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU 2020) from May 17-20, 2020 at the Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO) in Gyeongju, South Korea.Gyeongju was the capital city of the ancient kingdom of Silla for 992 years (from 57 BCE […]

25 - 28 May 2020 Austria

148th Audio Engineering Society International Pro Audio Convention

Listen, Learn and Connect AES Conventions are held annually in both the United States and Europe and are the largest gatherings of audio professionals in the world. Workshops, tutorials, technical papers and the trade show floor provide attendees with a wealth of learning, networking and business opportunities. All of the papers presented at conventions — […]

26 - 28 May 2020 Poland

36th Symposium on Hydroacoustics [postponed]

The Symposium on HYDROACOUSTICS is the only conference in Poland where representatives of science dealing with issues of underwater acoustics and users of hydroacoustic systems meet. It has been organized regularly for over 30 years. The symposium is an opportunity to present the latest achievements in all major areas of hydroacoustics and to promote and […]

30 May 2020 Italy

Spring Bat Night in Brescia [cancelled]

Arcadia Naturalistic Center is organizing the SPRING BAT NIGHT IN BRESCIA on Saturday 30 May 2020, with a starting meeting at 8.30 pm in the headquarters of City District in via Milano in Brescia followed by a walk along the nearby historic center of the city. The Initiative, carried out with the patronage of the […]

3 - 5 June 2020 Portugal


Iberian Acoustics Congress – TECNIACUSTICA2020. Presentation and discussion of recent developments in all areas of acoustics within the Iberian Space: Portugal and Spain. The Congress includes paper presentation, plenary lectures and a dedicated symposium for underwater acoustics.

3 June 2020 Ireland

Hush City Soundwalk [postponed]

Dr. Arch. Antonella Radicchi of the TU Berlin Institute for Urban and Regional Planning will be leading a soundwalk for citizens in Limerick which builds on the promotion of the Hush City app in Limerick. The participants will be guided in a soundwalk through quiet areas in Limerick and invited to collect data using the […]

8 June 2020 United States

Sounds of the Ocean

Oceans contain between 50-80% of all life on Earth. Come gather in community to experience the power of sound as a vibrational medium for stress relief, relaxation and deep tissue restorative healing. Take a break from our hectic pace of life and bathe yourself in nourishing, loving sounds of whales and dolphins. In this offering, […]

13 June 2020 Italy

First Bat Night in Tarquinia

The Association “Gruppo naturalistico della Maremma Laziale” is organizing the FIRST BAT NIGHT IN TARQUINIA for Saturday 13 June 2020 in Tarquinia, with a meeting at the Information Point in Piazza Cavour and a walk along the nearby medieval route of the city, starting at 20.30. The initiative, carried out in collaboration with the Municipality […]

13 - 20 June 2020 Italy

BioAcustiamo WEEK

It is an event of naturalistic and scientific education. The initiative consists in recording and possibly classifying, in the vicinity of one’s home and during an entire week (from 20.00 on 13 June to 20.00 on 20 June 2020), the greatest number of sounds, verses, songs of animals. The collected recordings will have a double […]

19 June 2020 Italy

Final Event of LIFE MONZA

The final event of the LIFE MONZA project – Methodologies fOr Noise low emission Zones introduction And management, will give the opportunity to present the results of the project and the guidelines with the definition of the criteria for the identification and management of Noise Low Emission Zones – to public bodies, stakeholders and to […]

20 - 26 June 2020 Italy

17th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2020) e XXIII Colloquio di Informatica Musicale (CIM XXIII) [postponed]

SMC is an international event organized yearly since 2004 by the Music Computing Network (SMCN), an association that includes researchers, professionals and musicians interested in scientific and technological applications in the fields of computing, electronics, acoustics, arts and music. In the days before the conference, a Summer School aimed at Master or PhD level students […]

22 - 24 June 2020 Italy

TCA2020 Misura e controllo del rumore

TCA 2020 is a non-profit event, organized by the non-profit association: Italian Center for the Environment and Culture APS, in collaboration with the Regional Agency for the Environment of Campania, Regional Agency for the Environment of Tuscany, and the Municipality of Ravello, with the relevant scientific contribution of the Italian Association of Acoustics, under the […]

23 - 26 June 2020 Italy

IV Ecoacoustics Congress [postponed]

The Ecoacoustics Congress 2020 is the fourth in a series organized by the International Society of Ecoacoustics (ISE). The goal of the 2020 congress is to bring together scientists, natural resource managers, industry and artists to explore ways in which sound can deepen our understanding of the environment. Ecoacoustics arises from the union of acoustics, […]

29 June 2020 United States

On-Line Welcome and Tutorial : Wiki4Year of Sound 2020 [rescheduled from 13 May 2020]

For the International Year of Sound the National Hearing Conservation Association is supporting a campaign to improve Wikipedia articles related to sound. This on-line activity is replacing the planned workshops. It will be held 2-3 pm New York time. The goal is to promote acoustics by providing freely accessible information to all. In the webinar […]

29 June - 1 July 2020 United States

Noise-Con 2020

The USA National Noise Control Conference. Will include student paper competition and the presentation of classic papers in noise control. Other outreach event details (in planning). Noise-Con conferences have a long history of having events related to outreach to the community. Typically these have involved seminars and workshops focused on a number of topics related […]

2 July 2020 United Kingdom

Acoustics, Music and Hearing

An inaugural lecture on a collaborative project with the Royal Academy of Music on acoustics and hearing. Professor Stephen Dance has spent the past 14 years collaborating with leading music organisations on acoustic solutions. Initially with the Royal Academy of Music when the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 were introduced. This was followed […]

6 - 10 July 2020 United Kingdom


International Conference in Underwater Acoustics

10 July 2020 Costa Rica

I Simposio Nacional de Bioacústica

A symposium on bioacoustics and acoustic ecology with experts from different institutions, who will share academic and professional experiences, findings and techniques; with the common goal of promoting research, outreach and knowledge of the natural sounds and acoustic environments of Costa Rica. Open to the public. [Online, in Spanish] —- Un simposio sobre bioacústica y […]

12 - 16 July 2020 Czech Republic

The 27th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV27) [postponed]

The International Institute on Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV) organizes an annual world event, the International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV), which combines all areas of acoustics, noise and vibration. The 27th Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV27) takes place in Prague (CZ) from 12-16 July 2020. Around 1000 participants from more than 50 different […]

21 July 2020 United Kingdom

Using Bioacoustics for Field Survey

A great introduction for people to engage in acoustics, and understand how they can add another dimension to their bird watching with sound recordings. Bioacoustics is the study of animal ecology and behaviour through the use of sound. This approach is commonly used by researchers and consultants studying bats and cetaceans in Europe and globally. […]

23 July 2020 United States

Playing with Sound – Virtual Presentation

What can music look like? How would you build an electric guitar for space? Can you build a sound system that involves conductive play dough? How does the rock band OK Go approach music making and what would that look like in a classroom? In this talk, Dr. AnnMarie Thomas will share some sound related […]

28 July - 13 August 2020 Italy


The meeting place of Music and Architecture – A festival where everything sounds The stage is created and built, the most suitable lighting is realized, the best possible propagation of the sound produced on stage is studied and, finally, the live performance is prepared. The students, young talents and the exceptional Masters work together to […]

6 August 2020 United States

Worship Space Acoustics: The Sound of the Sacred – Virtual Presentation [cancelled]

From clashing symbols to the whisper of burning incense, sound is essential to the worship experience. This talk will explore how the architectural design of a worship space helps or hinders the way religious programming is experienced. We will discuss how the sonic environment of a worship space affects the acoustics of spoken-word and music. […]

6 August 2020 United States

Making meaning from data – from the acoustics lab to machine learning

David Carreon Bradley was scheduled to present a virtual talk, but he is unable to do so. Instead, Andrew Morrison will discuss how the acoustical physics of the steelpan helps machine learning algorithms process large datasets. The characteristic sound of a Caribbean steelpan drum is easy to recognize by ear, but we still do not […]

13 - 16 August 2020 United States

KISS 2020: The Sound of Science [postponed]

The Kyma International Sound Symposium — KISS 2020: “The Sound of Science” — is an intensive 4-day symposium highlighting the power of sound through lectures, scientist/composer collaborations, data sonification workshops, attentive listening sessions, and public outreach through seven open-to-the-public, live cultural performances. At KISS 2020 we will be giving sound our undivided attention and will […]

17 - 19 August 2020 Singapore

Digitization of Urban Noise and Sound in a Smart Nation [rescheduled from 25 February 2020]

This public workshop is to create awareness of how the latest digital technologies are providing new approaches that can ease the operational process for public agencies and citizens to better understanding our surrounding aural environment and providing intelligent digital alternatives in sensing and mitigating urban noise. Session 1 (17 August 2020) Sensing of Noise Sources […]

19 - 23 August 2020 United States

International Hearing Aid Research Conference (IHCON) [cancelled]

The purpose of this conference is to advance knowledge and to facilitate progress in hearing aid research and development through the exchange of current research findings and technical advances related to the treatment of hearing impairment with hearing aids and other technologies. Students may receive travel grants. New at the IHCON 2020 meeting will be […]

19 - 21 August 2020 Italy

EMUfestSABINA (Electroacoustic Music Festival) 3rd Edition [rescheduled from 3-5 July 2020]

Three days of electroacoustic music featuring Acousmatic pieces and Soundscape compositions, Visual music, live performances and sound installations. The aim of the event is to involve the people who live in the area in the culture of sonic arts.

20 August 2020 United States

It’s in the Tone: The Acoustics of Social Judgments and Linguistic Profiling – Virtual Presentation

When you hear someone without seeing them, what types of judgments can you make based solely on their voice? Listeners are surprisingly adept at making judgments about gender, age, and race based on short speech samples, and they make these assumptions based on the voice itself rather than just content. These facts have implications for […]

23 - 26 August 2020 Korea

INTERNOISE 2020 and Media and Public meeting E-Congress

The 49th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering planned for Seoul, Korea, 23-26 August 2020 will be held as an e-congress. The Congress is hosted by the Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering (KSNVE) on behalf of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE). The theme of the Congress is Advances […]

2 - 4 September 2020 Greece

Timbre 2020

The study of timbre has recently gained a remarkable momentum. Following the Berlin Interdisciplinary Workshop on Timbre (2017) and the international conference Timbre is a Many-Splendored Thing (2018), the goal of Timbre 2020 is to continue a tradition of meetings around timbre. Timbre poses multifaceted research questions at the intersection of psychology, musicology, acoustics, and […]

2 September 2020 Australia

EPA Victoria’s Environmental Science Series: Sound-thinking for a quieter environment – managing noise around us

Sound is all around us, but when it is loud and intrusive or annoying, we refer to it as noise. Noise can be present everywhere—in our homes, in our workplaces, in public spaces, near roads. Noise pollution can impact our health and environmental quality. Unfortunately, as our cities grow, so does exposure to noise pollution. […]

8 - 11 September 2020 Japan

ASJ Autumn meeting

Annual meeting of the Acoustical Society of Japan, including social events and special sessions related to IYS2020.

15 - 18 September 2020 Brazil

Feicon Batimat & ProAcústica activities for the International Year of Sound em São Paulo, Brazil [rescheduled from 1 April 2020]

ProAcústica Space in the Feicon Batimat Fair. For the fourth consecutive year, ProAcústica is represented by associated companies in an exhibition and relationship area. ProAcústica Board and Administrative Council invite all to live the experience of the sound around: LIVE THIS WAVE!

25 September 2020 Germany

Symposium “Akustik verbindet”

“Acoustics is connecting” (“Akustik verbindet” in German) is the slogan of the 13th DEGA Symposium. You are invited to join this online event at your computer. The program comprises welcome addresses, an award ceremony, plenary lectures, music, and a film “Fascination Acoustics”.

2 - 10 October 2020 United Kingdom

Sensoria Festival

Sensoria is the UK’s festival of music, film and digital. Based in Sheffield, the festival takes place 2 – 10 October and in 2020 will feature the theme ‘Sound Of The Crowd’. A wide range of activities will see Sensoria explore sound design in film and ‘sonic seasoning’, whilst also celebrating the human voice.

2 October 2020 Italy

Waiting for Matera …

Waiting for Matera is a cycle of free educational seminars, in webinar mode. The program includes 12 events that will be held on some fridays of each month during the lunch break, from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm. It will start on 2 October 2020 and will end on 23 April 2021. We will start […]

5 - 9 October 2020 France

Underwater acoustics field camp

MSc students in hydrography and robotics are working on their research projects on the lake of Guerledan (Brittany, France) for one week. Local schools are pleased to participate in activities related to students projects during one afternoon. Dedicated activities for children from 6 to 12 years old are organized by researchers and MSc students (ex: […]

5 - 6 October 2020 Nigeria

ASON 2020

The 4th International Conference of the Acoustical Society of Nigeria will be a virtual event. The theme is “Acoustics and COVID-19 Pandemic”. Subthemes will address the effects and implications of COVID-19 on various areas of acoustics.

5 - 9 October 2020 Brazil

FIMUCA ÁUDIO – International Festival of Music at Home (Audio Edition)

Fimuca is an online Music Festival, totally free in its 3rd edition, with an emphasis on acoustics and audio. Registration will be open from September 28 to October 2 at The event will be in Portuguese between the 5th and the 9th of October.

7 October 2020 Poland

5th 3M R&D Conference “Safe and more efficient communication in noisy environment”

The annual 3M R&D conference is the place for sharing knowledge and developing of new ideas for better and safer workplaces. Scientists from universities, research institutes, R&D teams meet governmental decision makers, industrial experts, trade unions or end-users. Together we can develop new spaces for safety raising on the higher level. The conference is focused […]

9 October 2020 Canada

Acoustics Week in Canada [rescheduled from 7-9 October 2020]

One day online celebration of acoustics in Canada. Because of the COVID-19 situation, the Acoustics Week in Canada (AWC) originally planned for October 2020 in Sherbrooke (QC) will be postpone to AWC21 in October 2021. Nevertheless, CAA-ACA with Sherbrooke’s organizing committee has decided to set up a 1-day celebration on October 9, 2020 (see detailed […]

13 October 2020 Switzerland

The thin line between an analog and a digital signal: What we often ignore about the Nyquist-Shannon theorem [cancelled]

[originally scheduled for 5 May 2020, then rescheduled for 13 October 2020] The event is divided into two parts: a technical part about the thin line between an analog and a digital signal; and an “artistic” part that explains the topics of the technical part with musical excerpts and sound examples of analogic and digital […]

14 - 15 October 2020 Spain – 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 […]

14 October 2020 United Kingdom

Hear for Tomorrow [rescheduled from 8 April 2020]

This event aims to raise awareness of the effect of music on hearing health through sharing the latest research and solutions. The meeting aims to cover the scale of the problem, what we now know, and what can be done. World leading specialists will deliver the cutting edge knowledge to help inform decision makers and […]

14 October 2020 Germany

Accessible Concert “International Year of Sound” with “the Mix”

This concert is part of the “International Year of Sound 2020-2021”. Musicians with and without handicap will be on stage, playing for a likewise mixed audience. “The Mix” plus and a surprise guest band, will rock the house. The rock music and appearance of “The Mix” moves. The band has a big and growing fan […]

16 October 2020 Italy

Waiting for Matera … 2

Waiting for Matera is a cycle of free educational seminars, in webinar mode. The program includes 12 events that will be held on some fridays of each month during the lunch break, from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm. It will start on 2 October 2020 and will end on 23 April 2021. We will start […]

19 - 21 October 2020 France

Quiet Drones [rescheduled from 26-27 May 2020]

Noise emitted by drones (UASs, UAVs) is becoming a major issue in residential and environmentally sensitive areas. The Symposium will provide a venue for researchers on drone noise to meet with manufacturers, users and those engaged in designing innovative applications for this new technology.

20 October 2020 United Kingdom

Small Screen Science podcast

Small Screen Science is a science communication podcast which explores the science behind TV shows. Season 2 Episode 1 investigates Blue Planet II. We discuss sound in water, how we use sound to determine when a vessel is full and why we can hear the the difference between pouring hot and cold water. The episode […]

21 October 2020 United States

Lyne Starling Trimble Public Lecture – Tests and Testing: The Case of Hearing and the Making of Modern Aurality in the Long Twentieth Century

The Lyne Starling Trimble Public Lecture Series features prominent science historians and writers who highlight the important roles that science plays in modern society and culture. These lectures are captioned and free to attend. Dr. Alexandra Hui will give a virtual lecture on the history of scientific testing with sounds and the cultures which formed […]

27 October 2020 United States

Virtual Science Cafe- National Museum of Medicine -The Ear

Join Theresa Schulz, Ph.D., chief of prevention and surveillance at the DoD Hearing Center of Excellence, for a presentation that will highlight how the ear functions, how hearing damage can occur when subjected to hazardous noise over time or from a one-time explosion, and the importance of hearing protection to maintain hearing health. It will […]

2 - 4 November 2020 New Zealand

The Nature of Acoustics [cancelled]

The 3rd Combined Conference of the New Zealand and Australian Acoustical Societies.

3 November 2020 Argentina

Nature’s sounds

The MUSEO DE LA PLATA presents an educational sequence about if the dinosaurs in the past would have generated sounds. It presents a simulation of this sounds and a video with an specialist on the subject. Presentation will be in Instagram @museodelaplata.

6 November 2020 Switzerland

SGA-SSA Fall Meeting 2020

Annual Fall Meeting of the Swiss Acoustical Society SGA-SSA.

9 - 13 November 2020 Mexico

ASA Fall meeting [cancelled]

The 180th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, planned for Fall 2020 in Cancun, Mexico, has been cancelled. Instead, there will be a virtual fall meeting Acoustics Virtually Everywhere 7-11 December 2020.

11 - 12 November 2020 Argentina

5th MOMUSI Music and Education Meeting in San Juan – Cuyo Region [rescheduled from 24 October 2020]

The MOMUSI – music movement for girls and boys – is a non-profit organization that was born in 1996 for nuclear musicians, composers, authors, interpreters, teachers and other professionals from Argentina dedicated to the creation, transmission and diffusion of music for the youngers. Since its creation, MOMUSI is actively working on the recovery of sounds, […]

11 November 2020 Spain

Contaminación acústica y Coronavirus (Noise Pollution and Coronavirus)

En esta conferencia online se tratarán las transformaciones que la pandemia del Coronavirus ha producido en el paisaje sonoro de nuestras ciudades y de nuestras viviendas. This online conference will discuss the transformations that the Coronavirus pandemic has produced in the soundscape of our cities and our homes.

13 November 2020 Italy

Waiting for Matera … 3

Waiting for Matera is a cycle of free educational seminars, in webinar mode. The program includes 12 events that will be held on some fridays of each month during the lunch break, from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm. It will start on 2 October 2020 and will end on 23 April 2021. We will start […]

16 - 18 November 2020 United States

Noise-Con 2020

The annual conference of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) originally scheduled for New Orleans in June this year has been re-scheduled for November, and will be fully virtual. Outreach activities will include public sessions related to noise in the ocean (a plenary), product noise ratings, and a special session on hand dryer noise.

17 - 20 November 2020 Chile

INGEACUS2020. International Congress on Acoustics and Professional Audio

INGEACUS is an online event whose main objective is to bring students and academics belonging to the Acoustics area together for four days. The event will include different sections such as workshops, plenary keynotes, and talks. Some of the areas to be covered on the congress include Architectural Acoustics, Digital Signal Processing, Professional Audio, Environmental […]

18 November 2020 Germany

“Wie klingt die Stadt der Zukunft?” – Digitale Veranstaltung zum Tag gegen Lärm 2020

(What does the city of the future sound like? – Digital event for the day against noise 2020) In dieser Veranstaltung geht es um die Stadt der Zukunft, Verdichtung von Innenstädten und E-Mobilität als Beiträge zur Veränderung von städtischen Strukturen. Expertinnen und Experten werden die Stadt der Zukunft bezogen auf die Erhöhung der Lebensqualität mit […]

18 November 2020 Spain

Arqueología de los paisajes sonoros

On the occasion of the International Year of Sound, the National Archaeological Museum with the collaboration of the University of Barcelona and the ERC project Advanced Grant Artsoundscapes “The sound of special places: exploring rock art soundscapes and the sacred” (EC grant agreement 787842) organize a meeting that will bring together the main specialists in […]

23 - 25 November 2020 Indonesia

The 1st Biennial International Conference on Acoustics and Vibration

ANV2020 GOES VIRTUAL Due to the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic with increasing travel restrictions and the uncertainty of worldwide participation, The 1st Biennial International Conference on Acoustics and vibration Organizing Committee has decided to move to online platform and cancel onsite conference. The virtual conference will still be held as initially scheduled on […]

24 November 2020 Spain


Ambisonics: Powerful tools for developing spatial sound emotions. Recording and processing with Ambisonics. Open to AES Spain members and to the general public.

25 - 27 November 2020 Italy


The lagoon and the Venetian ecosystem, consisting of the periodic cycle of waves in comparison and in relation to the sound environment. There will be an event addressed to the Institute, at the Music Conservatory, and open to the whole of Venice. Operational workshops will be organized with the students. A conference will be a […]

7 - 11 December 2020 France

Forum Acusticum 2020 [rescheduled from 20-24 April 2020]

Forum Acusticum 7-11 December is a gathering of acousticians held every third year and is being organised in Lyon by the French Acoustical Society on behalf of the European Acoustics Association (EAA). Outreach events related to this conference are being organized by Centre Lyonnais d’Acoustique and include: February 4 / March 12 : Draw your […]

7 - 11 December 2020 United States

Acoustics Virtually Everywhere

ASA will hold a fully virtual fall meeting in December that will include scientific sessions and administrative meetings. Virtual technology will support our typical oral, poster, and panel sessions. Interactive dialogue to replicate our in-person meetings will be available. Virtual technology can also support ways for social networking and hallway conversations to occur. A demonstration […]

9 December 2020 United States

Explore Acoustics at Home

This virtual demonstration session will help families with children and K-12 teachers to explore some basic principles of acoustics and the science of sound! Members of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) will share cool acoustics demonstrations constructed from everyday household items. Learn about the science of sound and meet researchers and professionals! This demonstration […]

9 December 2020 Japan

The December Meeting of Research Committee of Acoustic Imaging

Research Meeting of Acoustic Imaging, including an introduction to IYS2020. This symposium is not only for experts: the general public can also participate. Application is from the website; participation is free.

10 December 2020 Spain

Art and new technologies workshop: interactive sound [postponed]

The use of new technologies in art and sound is promoting the emergence of new materials and poetics for the artist; as well as new technological applications for the scientist. The main objective of this course is to experience an interdisciplinary creative process. Students will learn some of these new technologies to develop their own […]

15 December 2020 Argentina

Natural Sounds

The MUSEO DE LA PLATA presents an educational sequence on social networks about how the largest mammal in the world: the Blue Whale, produces sounds. It presents a recording sounds and a video with a specialist on the subject. Presentation will be in Instagram @museodelaplata.

17 December 2020 Argentina

Native Sounds

The MUSEO DE LA PLATA presents an educational sequence on social networks about the whistling vessels, Archaeological materials from the Pre-Columbian Cultures, and how these vessels produce sounds. It presents a recording sounds and a video with a specialist on the subject. Presentation will be in Instagram @museodelaplata.

22 December 2020 Argentina

Native Sounds

The MUSEO DE LA PLATA presents an educational sequence on social networks about the Kultrún, ceremonial Mapuche drum, and its explains how this instrument produce sounds. It presents a recording sounds and a video with a specialist on the subject. Presentation will be in Instagram @museodelaplata.

4 February 2021 Spain

Artsoundscapes project seminar – “Cathedral acoustics: A methodology for its analysis and preservation”

“Cathedral acoustics: A methodology for its analysis and preservation” – an Artsoundscapes project seminar by Lidia Alvarez Morales. Cathedrals have historically been the central focus for cities and communities, playing a key role in their soundscapes. How sound is experienced in their interiors is an essential feature of cathedrals’ character, and for this reason, the […]

19 February 2021 Italy

Waiting for Matera … 7

Waiting for Matera is a cycle of free educational seminars, in webinar mode. The program includes 12 events that will be held on some Fridays of each month during the lunch break, from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm. It will start on 2 October 2020 and will end on 23 April 2021. We will start […]

21 February 2021 Japan

KCUA Special Lecture: “Sounds of Kyoto, Innovation of WA (Japanese Traditions): An Investigation of Acoustic Analysis of a New SHAMISEN with WASHI (Japanese paper) Membranes”

The purpose of this lecture is to explain how acousticians address the issue of timbre using a modernized, traditional Japanese string instrument, i.e., SHAMISEN. Typically, SHAMISENs have a resonant body covered by animal skins like many traditional drums. It became harder and harder to use such materials due to a couple of reasons. A solution […]

3 - 4 March 2021 Italy

SONIC HERITAGE: Interazioni sonore e multisensoriali nella Realtà Virtuale Immersiva e nel patrimonio culturale (Sound and Multisensory Interactions in Immersive Virtual Reality and Cultural Heritage)

Il webinar mira ad esplorare come lo sviluppo di strumenti interattivi finalizzati a coinvolgere i visitatori come “soundwalker” di ricostruzioni virtuali di siti archeologici o luoghi di interesse storico-culturale e architettonico e del loro “historical soundscape” possa aprire nuove prospettive di ricerca non soltanto sulle applicazioni di Immersive Virtual Reality, ma anche sul rapporto tra […]

3 March 2021 Spain

Presentación del Informe Mundial de la Audición

There will be a webinar where the World Hearing Report will be presented. The webinar will begin with a greeting from WHO. In addition, the event will include a presentation on the situation of the treatment and prevention of hearing loss in Spain and another presentation on the latest technological advances in the field of […]

3 March 2021 Switzerland

World Hearing Day launch of the World Report on Hearing

The annual celebration of the World Hearing Day organized by the World Health Organization will be held on March 3, 2021. There are two parts. First, the WHO meeting will be held 11:00 h to 12:00 h CET. During this meeting, the launch of the World Report on Hearing will be presented. The link for […]

5 March 2021 Italy

Waiting for Matera … 8

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 […]

17 - 18 March 2021 Argentina

Natural sounds

The MUSEO DE LA PLATA presents an educational sequence on social networks about the Zorzal and its songs, typical bird in South America. It presents a recording sounds and a video with a specialist on the subject.

19 - 21 March 2021 Spain

Poetry and interactive sound: Project Conjuntos UC3M [rescheduled from 20 March 2020]

Carlos III University celebrates the World Poetry Day with a project that puts together sound, poetry and technologies. The interdisciplinary platform “Conjuntos” (supported by Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation) tries to establish dialogues between arts and sciences. One of the main laboratories of the platform is called Dispares, where two people from different disciplines (artist […]

19 March 2021 Italy

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 […]

23 March 2021 Spain

Artsoundscapes project seminar — David Robinson

Online seminar open to all. 23 March 2021 17:00 h The Voice of the World’. Sonic Ontologies in Native California In this presentation D. Robinson will provide a sketch of Native Californian concepts of sound, hearing, voice and ontology by focussing on the polycultural region of South-Central California. Here He looks at ethnographic accounts of […]

7 April 2021 Spain

Professional meetings, Acoustics

Meeting of professionals in the acoustics sector with students from different telecommunication engineering schools to teach the different professional opportunities within acoustic engineering and encourage them to continue their studies within this branch.

9 April 2021 Italy

Waiting for Matera … 10

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 […]

13 - 16 April 2021 Poland

XXIV Conference on Acoustic and Biomedical Engineering [rescheduled from 31 March - 3 April 2020 and 27-30 October 2020]

The annual conference gives an opportunity to present latest research and exchange of experiences scientists from various research centers of Poland dealing with acoustics and biomedical engineering. The technical program included plenary lectures, invited, contributed and poster papers. The special session will be organized to celebrate the International Year of Sound 2020. An important event […]

15 - 28 April 2021 Australia

Record a sound for International Noise Awareness Day

As a contribution to both the IYS and the INAD, the Australian Acoustical Society is encouraging all Australians to participate in recording sounds around the time of INAD and to contribute these to Covid-19-Sound-Map of the World. The sounds and the commentary will provide a record of what the sound/noise that we notice as Australia […]

23 April 2021 Italy

Waiting for Matera … 11

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 […]

26 - 30 April 2021 Italy

Sounds of life / Life of sounds [rescheduled from 26-30 October 2020]

On the occasion of the IYS the Acoustic Research Group of the Politecnico di Bari will organize a number of popular initiatives to promote the culture and the importance of sound in the society and in our life (the “Sounds of life” thread), as well as the knowledge of the way sound propagates and interacts […]

26 April - 2 May 2021 Spain


The Noise Free Week, every year, promotes initiatives about the prevention of noise pollution, such as environmental awareness and education, to give visibility to management and control tools as well as promoting the colaboration between administrations with different responsibilities and competencies in the matter, to optimize resources, and to be able to offer a faster […]

26 - 28 April 2021 Brazil

International Noise Awareness Day (INAD) – Brazilian Branch

The Brazilian Branch of the International Noise Awareness Day (INAD) will carry out virtual activities on Instagram and Facebook to raise awareness about sound and its role in our daily lives. This year INAD’s theme is “Protect Your Hearing, Protect Your Health!

27 - 29 April 2021 Peru

Protect your hearing. Protect your health

Under the slogan “Protect your hearing. Protect your health”, the Acoustical and Vibroacoustical Institute of Peru (INPAVAC), will commemorate for the first time in Peru the International Noise Awareness Day promoted by an acoustics association. INPAVAC is organizing a series of activities that, unfortunately due to social isolation as a result of the COVID pandemic, […]

28 April 2021 Spain

SoundWalk Sant Gervasi

Soundwalk in Barcelona, at 4pm in Plaça Bonanova, in order to listen to quiet places around the neighbourhood and upload audio samples in Hush City App.

28 April 2021 Italy

The Soundscape

Online seminar on the urban sound landscape dedicated to compositional systems and sound treatment.

28 April 2021 New Zealand

Record a sound for the Covid 19 Sound Map

Members of the Acoustical Society of New Zealand have been asked to mark the International Day of Sound by contributing to the Covid 19 Sound Map. We will record soundbytes on our phones that show how life in New Zealand is returning to normal following Covid restrictions, and upload them to the Google Earth-based sound […]

3 - 5 May 2021 Norway

The Baltic-Nordic Acoustics Meeting BNAM 2021 [rescheduled from 3-6 May 2020]

BNAM is the biennial Baltic-Nordic Acoustics Meeting (BNAM), organised by one of the national member societies of the Nordic Acoustics Association (NAA) on behalf of the NAA. In 2021, the conference takes place in Oslo, Norway on 3-5 May at the Clarion Hotel Oslo. The conference programme consists of key-note lectures, invited and contributed papers […]

7 May 2021 Italy

Waiting for Matera … 12

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 […]

12 May - 2 June 2021 France

Les mercredis du son

Les mercredis du son (Wednesdays of sound) is a series of 4 online conferences (May 12 to June 2, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.) examining the link between sound and technology in our day life. Each topic is in the form of a simple question to reach out to a large public. They […]

14 May 2021 Italy

Electric mobility and low-noise asphalts: the LIFE E-VIA project and other contributions

The European project LIFE E-VIA organizes the free of charge workshop titled “Electric mobility and low-noise asphalts: the LIFE E-VIA project and other contributions”, during which some project partners will illustrate the progress of some ongoing activities, related to the design of a new low-noise asphalt and to the implementation of the pilot case in […]

18 - 21 May 2021 France

Wind Turbine Noise

The ninth International Conference on Wind Turbine Noise is organized by INCE/Europe, 18-21 May2021. This biennial event will be held online from Europe in the same spirit that Quiet Drone 2020 Symposium last October which enabled participants to meet in a very successful way. It will bring together all those who work to understand, control […]

20 May 2021 Switzerland

Spring Meeting of Swiss Acoustical Society

The focus of the conference will be on road traffic noise, but contributions on other types of traffic noise and on land use planning are also scheduled. Not only current research results will be presented. Among other topics, the conference will also deal with the effect of speed limits and the problem of loudly driven […]

26 - 28 May 2021 Italy

47° Conference of the Acoustical Society of Italy [rescheduled from 27-29 May 2020 then 23-27 September 2020]

The 47th Conference of the Acoustical Society of Italy will be held in Matera and, during the opening day, will host a number of popular initiatives to promote the culture of sound in the society. In particular, the key initiatives which will be advertised to high school and university students will be: Sounding Stones: a […]

26 May 2021 United Kingdom

Metadiffusers- An Acoustic Solution to Improve the Environment for Musicians

Outreach to musicians on how acoustics can improve their working environment. Suitable for the general public with an interest in unamplified music. The introduction of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, enforced for entertainment in 2008, has resulted in music exposure based High Court Cases. Currently, there is no viable acoustic solution to […]

8 - 10 June 2021 United States

Acoustics in Focus

The 180th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), titled Acoustics in Focus (AiF), will be held online Tuesday through Thursday, 8-10 June 2021. AiF will be a new and exciting forum for acoustics researchers, practitioners, educators, and students to learn from each other. A virtual soundwalk program is planned for the public to […]

14 - 17 June 2021 Sweden

ICBEN 2021 [rescheduled from 15 -18 June 2020]

The 13th ICBEN Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem will be held at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Today, after weighing all options and careful consideration, we are happy to announce that for the first time in our congress history the event “ICBEN2021” will be held digitally! The ICBEN 2021 organizational committee is […]

20 - 25 June 2021 Greece

Underwater Acoustics Conference and Exhibition 2021

This is the next issue of a series of conferences on underwater acoustics organized every second year in Greece. This year we intend to have a special announcement in the press about the IYS in connection with the Conference, and an open lecture on the IYS addressed to the general public

21 June 2021 United Kingdom

Light & Sound for Heritage Sites

A collaboration has begun between UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering and the Polytechnic Institute of Turin, Italy and University of Roma Tre, Italy, thanks to seed funding awarded via the Cities Partnership programme. The novelty of this research is to identify a procedure aimed at evaluating the influence that different acoustic conditions together […]

28 - 29 June 2021 New Zealand

Acoustical Society of New Zealand biennial conference [rescheduled from 15-16 February 2021]

This is the biennial conference of the Acoustical Society of New Zealand. Originally planned for February this year, we had to postpone at the last minute due to a Covid-19 lockdown. We look forward to welcoming three exciting keynote speakers to 100+ delegates to Auckland in June.

5 - 7 July 2021 Spain

Web Audio Conference 2021 [rescheduled from 9-11 December 2020]

The sixth Web Audio Conference (WAC) will be held from the 5th to the 7th of July 2021 at the Campus del Poblenou of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. WAC is an international conference dedicated to web audio technologies and applications. The conference addresses academic research, artistic research, development, design, evaluation and standards […]

8 July 2021 Argentina

Nature’s sounds

The MUSEO DE LA PLATA presents an educational sequence on social networks about how the insects produces its sounds. It presents a recording sounds and a video with a specialist on the subject. Presentation will be in Instagram @museodelaplata.

30 July - 20 August 2021 Indonesia

Training for Trainer: Menyelesaikan Permasalahan Akustik Masjid di Indonesia

Indonesia has over two hundred thousand mosques, and one of the most frequently encountered issues is with the acoustic quality. This free online course is aimed to educate participants on room acoustics, mosque sound systems, room acoustic measurement, and room acoustic modeling. This event is being organized in collaboration with Institut Teknologi Bandung, Dewan Masjid […]

1 - 4 August 2021 United States


The 50th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering will be held in Washington, DC, USA on 1-4 August 2021. We are hoping for a live, face to face event but we are prepared to hold the congress in virtual or hybrid mode depending on the COVID-19 conditions and travel restrictions. The Congress is […]

15 - 18 August 2021 Austria

DAGA 2021 — Annual German Conference on Acoustics

VIENNA: MUSIC CAPITAL AND UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE Vienna is once again hosting the DAGA, having first organized the conference in 1990. The 47th annual conference is taking place at Messe Wien Exhibition and Congress Center – next to the Viennese Prater. Located close to central Vienna, the former imperial hunting ground was declared a […]

14 - 15 September 2021 Poland

67th Open Seminar on Acoustics [rescheduled from 15-18 September 2020]

The Open Seminar on Acoustics is an annual conference organized by different divisions of Polish Acoustical Society. The Seminar covers all areas of acoustics and foresees plenary lectures, lectures in technical sections as well as poster presentation session. A special session will be organized to celebrate the International Year of Sound 2020. Alongside the scientific […]

17 September 2021 Italy

Soundscape in urban and building design [rescheduled from 4 September 2020]

How to protect our cities from noise? How to use sound as a design resource? How is noise different from sound? The event aims at raising awareness of the importance of sound in the built environment and in the integration of human activities with the natural landscape, especially the Alpine one. The goal is to […]

7 - 8 October 2021 Turkey

National Acoustic Congress

On 7-8 October 2021, we will organize a national acoustics congress. The topic of the congress is ‘Sounds and Silence after 2020’ and it covers three major events we experienced in 2020 that re-emphasized the importance of the acoustics field: Pandemic, Earthquake, Protests. During the congress we will have 3 panels with distinguished researchers on […]

12 - 13 November 2021 Germany

14th DEGA Symposium “Interactive Auralization for Rooms”

Room acoustics at a glance: new developments in simulation and auralization – event in German language (“Interaktive Auralisierung für die Planung von Räumen”)

24 - 25 November 2021 Finland

Acoustics Days (Akustiikkapäivät)

The Acoustical Society of Finland organizes every other year the Acoustics Days workshop, which is open to all. The workshop brings together Finnish professionals, researchers, students, authorities, consultants, media and business representatives, and others interested in sound, acoustics, and noise. During the Acoustics Days, timely presentations and posters are heard from experts in different subdisciplines […]

24 November 2021 Italy

La qualità dell’ascolto in ambienti storici e monumentali molto riverberanti – Materiali e tecniche di diffusione sonora / The quality of listening in historic and monumental monumental environments – Materials and sound diffusion techniques

Many historic or monumental environments, often used for seminars, conventions, assemblies or other initiatives in which the quality of listening is of primary importance, are characterized by acoustic conditions not suitable for such destinations, as a result of high reverberation noise, and their use is therefore strongly penalized. The improvement and adaptation of the acoustic […]

7 December 2021 Indonesia, Singapore

International Year of Sound 2020-2021: Acoustics for People

This is a joined zoom seminar between Asosiasi Akustik dan Vibrasi Indonesia and Society of Acoustics Singapore. There will be two speakers representing different association. Dr Linus Ang will give a speech entitle “Remote Work: The Importance of Predicting and Mitigating Aircraft Noise in the Built Environment” and Mr Iwan Yahya will give the speech […]

16 - 18 December 2021 Peru

First Regional Acoustics Symposium

To close the International Year of Sound IYS2020+, a Regional Acoustics Symposium will be held in mid-December 2021 during three days, with prominent Ibero-American acousticians as invited speakers. Proceedings of the Symposium – Spanish Welcome speeches – with English subtitles

18 December 2021 Japan

The December Meeting of Technical Committee of Architectural Acoustics

The audience will listen to various sounds recorded in laboratories and buildings, and generate simple sound sources to measure reverberation time. The lecture would be easy enough to be understood by even high school students.

6 - 8 July 2022 Italy

The Acoustics of Ancient Theatres [rescheduled from 1-3 September 2021 and from 2-4 September 2020]

The Symposium on The Acoustics of Ancient Theatres, the second on this topic after the one held in Patras (Greece) in 2011, aims to bring together experts to present and discuss all aspects related to the acoustic properties of these monuments which are often still used for public performances including opera, drama, speech and music. […]

28 - 31 August 2022 Brazil

FIA 2020 [rescheduled from 20-23 September 2020 and 23-26 May 2021]

The Ibero-American Acoustics Congress is a series of biannual events organized by FIA (Ibero-American Acoustics Federation), which seeks to promote the exchange of experiences between researchers, academics, students and professionals from Ibero-American countries working in Acoustics, Vibrations and related areas. The event seeks to create an environment for discussion among people involved in the production, […]

24 - 28 October 2022 Korea

International Congress on Acoustics

This congress is being organised on behalf of the International Commission for Acoustics and will host the a session of review of the achievements of International Year of Sound 2020-21.

25 - 27 January 2023 Peru

Week of Sound 2023. Reflections on the International Year of Sound IYS 2020

In December 2021 the institute held a regional symposium on acoustics, during which the closing ceremony of the International Year of Sound was held, and because of the increase in COVID infections it could not be held in person. In January 2023 the Acoustical and Vibroacoustic Institute of Peru (INPAVAC) will hold the Week of […]

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