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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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, Paris. For the Draft Program, click on this link: IYS Opening Ceremony Entry is free but registration is required. Go to this Eventbrite site to register. Separate […]

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 […]

25 February 2020 Singapore

Digitization of Urban Noise and Sound in a Smart Nation

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.

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 […]

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.

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.

31 March - 3 April 2020 Poland

XXIV Conference on Acoustic and Biomedical Engineering

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 April - 31 December 2020 United Kingdom

UK’s Interactive ‘Year of Sound’ Exhibition

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium opens the UK’s largest hands-on interactive exhibition about sound, vibration and hearing. The exhibition, designed to wow and delight, will excite and inspire children and their grownups in science, technology, engineering and maths. Discover the science of sound through art, biology, physics, chemistry, nature, engineering, and interactive exhibits, live science […]

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 […]

29 April 2020 Singapore

Workshop on International Noise Awareness Day

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.

3 - 6 May 2020 Norway

The Baltic-Nordic Acoustics Meeting BNAM 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 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 […]

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.

13 May 2020 United States

Hands-on Workshop: Wiki4YearOfSound2020

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 […]

26 - 27 May 2020 France

Quiet Drones

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 - 28 May 2020 Poland

36th Symposium on Hydroacoustics

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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]

6 - 10 July 2020 United Kingdom

ICUA-2020

International Conference in Underwater Acoustics

12 - 16 July 2020 Czech Republic

ICSV 2020

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

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 […]

23 - 26 August 2020 Korea

INTERNOISE 2020

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

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 […]

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.

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. […]

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