Calendar of Meetings and Congresses The purpose of the ICA is to promote international development and collaboration in all fields of acoustics including research, development, education, and standardisation International Year of Sound 2020


 hamiltonThe new President of the ICA, serving 2019-2022, will be Mark Hamilton. He was elected at the ICA General Assembly 11 September 2019. Jeong-Guon Ih will serve as Vice President. Michael Taroudakis becomes Past-President, Martin Ochmann will be Treasurer, and Antonino Di Bella will be Secretary-General. The new Board of the ICA was also elected -- see ICA Board 2019 - 2022.



 The The 23rd International Congress on Acoustics is over. ICA 2019 was held in Aachen, Germany, 2019 September 9-13, and was a great success. The congress was hosted by the German Acoustical Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik, DEGA). Our special thanks go to congress chair Michael Vorländer, congress vice-chair Janina Fels, and technical program chair Martin Ochmann.


 The ICA Board has selected the Acoustical Society of America to host the ICA 2025. The congress will be held in the city of New Orleans, tentatively in the 3rd week of May 2025. The general chair will be Mark Hamilton and the technical program co-chairs will be Michael Haberman and Preston Wilson.

 World Hearing Day will be held 3 March 2020. Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) organizes the World Hearing Day to "raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world". A brochure on the topic based on the best available evidence as well as advocacy materials such as posters, banners, infographics and presentations, among others will be available. If you would like to receive updates and information about the World Hearing Day, you can register by sending an email to

 ICA 2019 News
ica2019logo The organizers have received 1530 impressive abstracts for ICA 2019. They are happy to announce very exciting plenary lectures given by renowned experts. Please find here the abstracts and biographies: EAA (supported by HEAD Genuit Foundation) will offer 10 Best Paper and Presentation Awards to young researchers who will present an oral paper or a poster as first author. Details for application are published at Please also forward the information about this opportunity to your student and young acoustician members. They would also like to remind you that the deadline for reviewed paper submission is May 1, 2019. Non-reviewed papers shall be submitted not later than June 1, 2019, corresponding to our instructions in the acceptance letter and at The submission must be accompanied by the payment of the conference fee by June 1. Please note that ICA 2019 will be accompanied by a large exhibition located in the foyer space in the heart of the congress venue. Companies will be able to display their latest technology and services. Prominent exhibit spaces are still available, details can be found at Furthermore, there will be special events aiming at connecting young researchers and industry (career opportunities, networking). As a special offer along the integration of EAA EUROREGIO, all students and ICA student participants are welcome to join the EAA Summer School from 6 to 8 September. Handling fee: 20 € / 6-8 Sep in Leuven / Course info and registration at: The ICA 2019 organizing team is:
    Michael Vorländer (Congress Chair)
    Janina Fels (Congress Vice-Chair)
    Martin Ochmann (Program Chair)


 The ICA has announced to its Member Societies and International Affiliates that the year 2020 will be the International Year of Sound. The letter from ICA President Michael Taroudakis and a document with additional details are reproduced here. iys IYS 2020 will provide an opportunity to promote to the world the importance of sound in all aspects of our life. Organizations are encouraged to consider outreach activities and to be innovative. A lasting legacy from the International Year of Sound in 2020 will be the development of education programs that highlight the importance of sound and in particular promoote best practices in the utilisation of sound and preservation of hearing health.


 International Noise Awareness Day: 24 April 2019
All over the world, people, organizations, and governments will commemorate the 24th Annual International Noise Awareness Day (INAD) on Wednesday, April 24 2019. The Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) founded this yearly event in 1996 to encourage people to do something about bothersome noise where they work, live, and play. You can start with a video about INAD 2017 Sounds of my place on the website of the European Acoustics Association.

 voix The winner of the 2019 ICA Early Career Award is Jérémie Voix. Professor Voix works at the Univérsité du Québec in Montréal, Canada, and is the current President of the Canadian Acoustical Association. He will receive his award at the Opening Ceremonies of ICA 2019 in Aachen, Germany.


 Planning a future international conference on an acoustics-related topic? Check with ICA on dates for other international events to avoid major conflicts.

 Financial support for small Specialty Symposia on Acoustics is available

 Grants are available to assist in the formation of new national acoustical societies. See Joining the ICA for more information.

Previous announcements can be found in the Announcement Archive.


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