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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2 - 4 November 2020 New Zealand

The Nature of Acoustics [cancelled]

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

2 - 3 November 2020 Argentina

Natural 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.

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. Various outreach activities are planned.

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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. […]

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