The purpose of the ICA is to promote international development and collaboration in all fields of acoustics including research, development, education, and standardisation.


 frank russo The winner of the 2016 ICA Early Career award is Frank Russo. Professor Russo works in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, and is the current President of the Canadian Acoustical Association.

 The 22nd International Congress on Acoustics will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016 September 5-9.


 The ICA Early Career Award will be awarded at the 22nd International Congress on Acoustics in Buenos Aires. All ICA Member Societies are encouraged to nominate one of their membership. Application deadline is 1 December 2015. More information and application instructions are available here.

 The winner of the International Year of Sound logo design competition is Niels Hoekstra of the Technical University in Eindhoven, Netherlands.



 The ICA is working hard to have the year 2019 declared the International Year of Sound. The International Year of Sound 2019 will be a global initiative to highlight the importance of sound and related technologies as well as the need for quietness and peace in the lives for all in society. The International Year of Sound (IYS) will consist of coordinated activities on regional, national and international levels. At this time, we are opening an IYS Logo Design Competition. The competition is open to all student members of any ICA member society. For more information and the application form, Click Here. [competition completed]

 Young Scientist Conference Attendance Grants for the 22nd International Congress on Acoustics in Buenos Aires will be available. The application form is now available.

 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.



Last updated November 2015 by Michael Stinson.

ICA logo designed by Logan E. Hargrove, Reston, VA