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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15 - 16 February 2021 New Zealand

Acoustical Society of New Zealand biennial conference

Sound of a Changing World

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 […]

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 meeting of projects that put 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

23 - 26 May 2021 Brazil

FIA 2020 [rescheduled from 20-23 September 2020]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

1 - 3 September 2021 Italy

The Acoustics of Ancient Theatres [rescheduled 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. […]

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 […]

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