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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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 […]

20 - 25 June 2021 Greece

Underwater Acoustics Conference and Exhibition 2021

This is the next issue of a series of conferences on underwater acoustics organized every second year in Greece. This year we intend to have a special announcement in the press about the IYS in connection with the Conference, and an open lecture on the IYS addressed to the general public

21 June 2021 United Kingdom

Light & Sound for Heritage Sites

A collaboration has begun between UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering and the Polytechnic Institute of Turin, Italy and University of Roma Tre, Italy, thanks to seed funding awarded via the Cities Partnership programme. The novelty of this research is to identify a procedure aimed at evaluating the influence that different acoustic conditions together […]

28 - 29 June 2021 New Zealand

Acoustical Society of New Zealand biennial conference [rescheduled from 15-16 February 2021]

This is the biennial conference of the Acoustical Society of New Zealand. Originally planned for February this year, we had to postpone at the last minute due to a Covid-19 lockdown. We look forward to welcoming three exciting keynote speakers to 100+ delegates to Auckland in June.

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 […]

17 September 2021 Italy

Soundscape in urban and building design [rescheduled from 4 September 2020]

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 […]

7 - 8 October 2021 Turkey

National Acoustic Congress

On 7-8 October 2021, we will organize a national acoustics congress. The topic of the congress is ‘Sounds and Silence after 2020’ and it covers three major events we experienced in 2020 that re-emphasized the importance of the acoustics field: Pandemic, Earthquake, Protests. During the congress we will have 3 panels with distinguished researchers on […]

24 - 25 November 2021 Finland

Acoustics Days (Akustiikkapäivät)

The Acoustical Society of Finland organizes every other year the Acoustics Days workshop, which is open to all. The workshop brings together Finnish professionals, researchers, students, authorities, consultants, media and business representatives, and others interested in sound, acoustics, and noise. During the Acoustics Days, timely presentations and posters are heard from experts in different subdisciplines […]

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