International Year of Sound 2020

Event Calendar

The Year of Sound will be celebrated with events originating at the regional, the national, and the international levels.


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1 January - 12 December 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 […]

31 January 2020 France

Opening Ceremony

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, Paris. To see the draft Program, click on this link: IYS Opening Ceremony

16 - 19 March 2020 Germany

DAGA 2020

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 […]

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 - 24 April 2020 France

Forum Acusticum 2020

Forum Acusticum is the triennial international convention organised by a national acoustical society on behalf of the European Acoustics Association (EAA).

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 […]

11 - 15 May 2020 United States

ASA Spring meeting

The 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America will be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

15 - 18 June 2020 Sweden

ICBEN 2020

The 13th ICBEN Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem will be held at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

12 - 16 July 2020 Czech Republic

ICSV 2020

The 27th International Congress on Sound and Vibration will be held in Prague, Czech Republic

23 - 26 August 2020 Korea


49th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control, in Seoul, Korea

20 - 23 September 2020 Brazil

FIA 2020

12° Congresso Iberoamericano de Acústica, in Florianopolis, Brazil.

7 - 9 October 2020 Canada

Acoustics Week in Canada

The Acoustics Week in Canada 2020 conference will be hosted at Sherbrooke (QC). It will be a vibrant tribute to the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SOUND 2020 as declared by the International Commission for Acoustics.

9 - 13 November 2020 Mexico

ASA Fall meeting

The 180th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America will be held in Cancun, Mexico. Various outreach activities are planned.

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