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


 explore sound The Acoustical Society of America has launched a logo design competition for their Explore Sound outreach site. The competition is open to everyone. More information and the online entry form can be found at The deadline for entries is 1 May 2016.

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


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

 INAD 2016 Many ICA member societies are celebrating the International Noise Awareness Day, Wed April 27, 2016, with a range of activities. For example see the EAA newsletter.

 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.

frank russo

 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.



 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