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


 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.

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.

 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.

 per bruel Another centenarian in acoustics! Per Brüel reached 100 years of age on 6 March 2015. The ICA recognizes his contributions and leadership in acoustics, including the founding of the company Brüel & Kjær. Congratulatory messages and events are listed on a celebratory webpage. It is with sadness that we report the passing of Per Brüel on 2 April 2015.

 leo The ICA congratulates Leo Beranek on reaching 100 years of age on 15 September 2014 and recognizes his outstanding contributions to acoustics during the century. Other organizations are also recognizing the birthday of Leo Beranek. The various congratulatory messages and events are listed on our Celebrations of Leo Beranek webpage.

 We note with sadness the passing of Andres Lara Saenz, the founder and President of Honour of the Spanish Acoustical Society. The following links give a photograph and the obituary.



Last updated August 2015 by Michael Stinson.

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