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. 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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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

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 (INAD) 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 […]

3 - 6 May 2020 Norway

The Baltic-Nordic Acoustics Meeting BNAM 2020 [postponed]

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 2020, the conference takes place in Oslo, Norway on 3-6 May at the Clarion Hotel Oslo. The conference programme consists of key-note lectures, invited and contributed papers […]

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 […]

13 May 2020 United States

Hands-on Workshop: Wiki4YearOfSound2020 [postponed]

For the International Year of Sound the Acoustical Society of America 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 […]

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

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

Acustica2020

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 - 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 […]

3 - 5 July 2020 Italy

EMUfestSABINA (Electroacoustic Music Festival) 3rd Edition

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.

6 - 10 July 2020 United Kingdom

ICUA-2020

International Conference in Underwater Acoustics

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 […]

28 July - 13 August 2020 Italy

VILLA PENNISI IN MUSICA

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 […]

13 - 16 August 2020 United States

KISS 2020: The Sound of Science

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 […]

19 - 23 August 2020 United States

International Hearing Aid Research Conference (IHCON)

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 […]

25 August 2020 Korea

Media and Public meeting during INTERNOISE 2020

The 49th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering will be held in Seoul, Korea, 23-26 August 2020. 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 in Noise and Vibration […]

2 - 4 September 2020 Italy

The Acoustics of Ancient Theatres

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. […]

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 […]

4 September 2020 Italy

Soundscape in urban and building design

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 […]

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 Poland

67th Open Seminar on Acoustics

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 […]

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!

20 - 23 September 2020 Brazil

FIA 2020

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

23 - 25 September 2020 Italy

47° Conference of the Acoustical Society of Italy [rescheduled from 27-29 May, 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 […]

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.

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: […]

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.

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 […]

13 October 2020 Switzerland

The thin line between an analog and a digital signal: What we often ignore about the Nyquist-Shannon theorem [rescheduled from 5 May 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 sound carriers. The event is aimed at the general public with the […]

14 - 15 October 2020 Spain

Acusti.cat – 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 […]

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.

26 - 30 October 2020 Italy

Sounds of life / Life of sounds

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 […]

27 - 30 October 2020 Poland

XXIV Conference on Acoustic and Biomedical Engineering [rescheduled from 31 March - 3 April 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 […]

2 - 4 November 2020 New Zealand

The Nature of Acoustics

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

5 - 6 November 2020 Switzerland

SGA-SSA Fall Meeting 2020

Annual Fall Meeting of the Swiss Acoustical Society SGA-SSA in Thun, Switzerland with around 200 participants.

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. Various outreach activities are planned.

23 - 25 November 2020 Indonesia

The 1st Biennial International Conference on Acoustics and Vibration

The 1st Biennial International Conference on Acoustics and Vibration (A&V 2020), will be held in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 23 – 25 November 2020. The Congress is organized by Vibration and Acoustics Laboratory (Vibrastic Lab), Engineering Physics Department, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya, Indonesia. A&V 2020 is the technical conference on acoustics, vibration, and its applications. […]

25 - 27 November 2020 Italy

Onde

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 […]

8 - 12 December 2020 United States

ASA Spring meeting [rescheduled from 11-15 May 2020]

The 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America will now be held 8-12 December 2020 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (The ASA Cancun meeting, originally scheduled for Fall 2020, is cancelled.) In addition to a full program of technical presentation, several outreach activities have been planned. These include two hands-on demonstrations for local students. Information […]

10 December 2020 Spain

Art and new technologies workshop: interactive sound

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 […]

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.

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