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175th Meeting, Minneapolis Minnesota 7-11 May 2018
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Next Bi-Annual ASA Meeting

175th Meeting of the

Acoustical Society of America

Minneapolis Minnesota

7-11 May 2018

Photo credit:  Courtesy of Meet Minneapolis

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

 Register for the Minneapolis Meeting

Make Hotel Reservation

Itinerary Planner (Calendar of Events and Abstracts)

Table of Contents

Call for Papers

Technical Program and Special Sessions

Audio-Visual and Special Equipment and Software

Audio-Visual Equipment

Special Equipment, Computer Equipment, and Software

Poster Session Boards

Projection Guidelines for Authors

Audio/Visual Preview Room


Technical Tour

Open Meetings of Technical Committees

Hot Topics

International Quiet Ocean Experiment

Women in Acoustics Round-Table Discussion Session

Gallery of Acoustics

Student Design Competition

Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA)

Itinerary Planner, Mobile App and Meeting Program

Tutorial Lecture on Hearing Loss and the Future of Auditory Implants

Short Course on Open Science and Related Topics in Hearing Research

Student Activities

Student Orientation and Meet and Greet

Students’ Reception

Students Meet Members for Lunch

Other Information for Students

Social Events

Plenary Session, Awards Ceremony, Social Events, Luncheons

Plenary Session and Awards Ceremony

Social Hours

Women in Acoustics Luncheon

Society Luncheon and Lecture

Jam Session

Funding Opportunities

Student Transportation Subsidies

Young Investigator Travel Grant

Early Career Travel Subsidies

Dependent Care Subsidies

Transportation and Travel Information

Air Transportation

Ground Transportation

Driving Directions/Parking Information

Hotel Reservation Information

General Information

Room Sharing

Committee Meetings

Special Accessibility

Accompanying Persons Program


Registration Information


Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 November 2017

Contributed papers are welcome in all branches of acoustics. The technical program will consist of lecture and poster sessions. Technical sessions will be scheduled Monday through Friday, 7-11 May.

Every effort will be made to schedule contributed abstracts in accordance with author and Organizing Committee preferences. However, authors should be prepared to accept assignment to poster sessions. Assignments will take into account: a) author preference, b) program balance, and c) Technical Committee instructions. Abstracts will be rejected if they do not comply with the instructions.

Special sessions described below are planned for the meeting. Authors of invited papers must indicate the title of the special session in which they have been invited to participate when the abstract is submitted. Authors of contributed papers have the option to request placement of their abstracts in these sessions. If no special session placement is requested, contributed papers will be scheduled in sessions with abstracts of similar technical content. 

Special Sessions, Organizers, and Descriptive Sentences  





 PC computers with monaural audio playback capability, computer projectors, and laser pointers will be provided in all lecture sessions. All other equipment is considered to be special equipment. Refer to the “Special Equipment” section below for additional information. Note that Mac computers will not be provided.


Any equipment other than PC computers with monaural audio playback capability, computer projectors, and laser pointers is “special equipment.”  Requests for special equipment (e.g., stereo sound playback, special speakers) must be specified at the time of abstract submission. Provision of unusual special equipment will depend upon availability and cost. Special software requests should also be made, if required.

Please be specific about your audio needs, including number of channels and preferred loudspeaker arrangement.


Poster boards and fastening materials will be provided. Poster boards are 8 ft. wide by 4 ft. high.


A PC computer with stereo playback capability and projector will be provided in each meeting room on which all authors who plan to use computer projection will load their presentations. Authors should bring computer presentations on a USB drive to load onto the provided computer and should arrive at the meeting rooms at least 30 minutes before the start of their sessions. Authors also have the option to connect their own laptops to the computer projector, however authors using their own laptops must also arrive at the meeting room at least 30 minutes before start of the session to setup this connection. Assistance in loading presentations onto the computers and switching to alternate computers will be provided.

If you utilize your own computer for your presentation you should bring copies of your presentation materials on a USB drive as a backup. This may solve any possible interface or cable problems between your computer and the projector.

Note that only PC format will be supported so authors using Macs must save their presentations for projection in PC format. Also, authors who plan to play audio during their presentations should ensure that their sound files are also saved on the USB drive.

Guidelines for use of computer projection will be supplied with acceptance notices.


Computer presentations can be reviewed by authors in the audio/visual preview room at the meeting. Separate computers will be made available in this room for accessing email.




An instrument and equipment exhibit will be located in the Exhibit Hall near the registration area and meeting rooms and will open on Monday, 7 May, with an evening reception with lite snacks and a complimentary drink. Exhibition hours are Monday, 7 May, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 8 May, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, 9 May, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

The Exhibition will include computer-based instrumentation, scientific books, sound level meters, sound intensity systems, signal processing systems, devices for noise control and acoustical materials, active noise control systems, and other exhibits on acoustics.

Contact the Exhibit Manager for information about participating in the exhibit: Robert Finnegan, Advertising and Exhibits Division, AIP Publishing, LLC, 1305 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 300, Melville, NY 11747-4300, Tel: 516-576-2433; Fax: 516-576-2481; E-mail:


A tour of the recently completed U.S. Bank Stadium will be held during the week. The multi-purpose stadium and home to the Minnesota Vikings is owned and operated by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. The 66,200-seat stadium is located in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. With 137,000 square feet on the stadium floor and six club spaces throughout the building, this state-of-the-art facility will host prominent national and international programming including the Minnesota Vikings, concerts, family shows, college and high school sporting events, conventions, trade/consumer shows, and corporate or private meetings and other community events. U.S. Bank Stadium opened on July 22, 2016 and has been chosen as the site of the Summer X Games (2017 and 2018), Super Bowl LII (2018) and the NCAA Men’s Final Four (2019).  Transportation will be provided. The cost is USD $20 and is limited to 30 participants.

Register online or use the printed registration form to register for the Technical Tour.

Attendees may wish to note that the acclaimed chamber group, Accordo, will have a concert on Monday evening.  Accordo is made up of the principal players from the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Details of the concert that would work can be found here.


Technical Committees will hold open meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. These are working, collegial meetings. Much of the work of the ASA is accomplished by actions that originate and are taken in these meetings including proposals for special sessions, workshops, and technical initiatives. All meeting participants are cordially invited to attend these meetings and to participate actively in the discussions. 


The “Hot Topics” session sponsored by the Tutorials, Short Courses, and Hot Topics Committee will be held on Wednesday, 9 May, at 2:15 p.m. in Greenway A.  It will cover the fields of Engineering Acoustics, Signal Processing in Acoustics, and Structural Acoustics and Vibration.


The Technical Committee on Signal Processing in Acoustics will sponsor the 17th Gallery of Acoustics at the 175th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). Its purpose is to enhance ASA meetings by providing a setting for researchers to display their work to all meeting attendees in a forum emphasizing the diversity, interdisciplinary, and artistic nature of acoustics. The Gallery of Acoustics provides a means by which we can all share and appreciate the natural beauty, aesthetic, and artistic appeal of acoustic phenomena: This is a forum where science meets art.

The meeting attendees will vote on the entries on the basis of aesthetic/artistic appeal, ability to convey and exchange information, and originality. A cash prize of USD $400 and $200 will be awarded to the winning and first runner-up entries, respectively.

The Gallery will be on display in the Nicollet Foyer, Monday to Friday, 7-10 May, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The 2018 Student Design Competition will be displayed and judged at the Minneapolis ASA meeting in session 2aAAb on Tuesday 8 May, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. . This competition is intended to encourage students in the disciplines of architecture, engineering, physics, and other curriculums that involve building design and/or acoustics to express their knowledge of architectural acoustics and noise control in the design of a facility in which acoustical considerations are of significant importance. The competition will be a poster session.


A forum organized by the International Quiet Ocean Experiment (IQOE) to discuss approaches for studying effects of sound on marine organisms and ecosystems will be held on Sunday, 5 May 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in conjunction with the spring meeting of the ASA.  Please visit for information about IQOE and its activities. The results of the discussions at the forum will help in implementation of IQOE.

The forum is open to anyone who is interested in participating, up to 50 people. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks will be provided; participants will be responsible for their own lunches.

Register online or use the printed registration form to register for the Forum.


The Women in Acoustics Committee is hosting a facilitated round-table discussion session from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 in the Exhibit Hall. Discussion topics will include navigating careers in academia, government, and industry; mentoring at all levels; work-life balance; and navigating power differentials in your career. Each table will have a topic leader to facilitate the informal discussions, and the attendees may choose which topic they would like to discuss. There will be an opportunity for attendees to switch tables to discuss a new topic at 2:00 p.m. While the discussions in this session will focus on women’s experiences related to these topics, anyone interested in participating in these discussions is welcome to attend.


All authors of Minneapolis meeting papers are encouraged to submit a pdf manuscript to ASA’s Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA). Things to note:

• There is no publication fee, but presentation of the paper at the meeting is mandatory.

• POMA does not have a submission deadline. Authors may submit manuscripts before or after the meeting; note, however, that review will not take place until after the meeting.

• POMA has new Word and LaTeX manuscript templates and cover pages are now generated automatically at the time of publication.

• Published papers are being both indexed in scholarly venues and highlighted on Twitter and Facebook.

• Visit for additional information, including recent changes to the manuscript preparation/submission process.


An itinerary planner and mobile app will be available for the Minneapolis meeting. A complete meeting program will be mailed as Part 2 of the April issue of JASA. Abstracts will be available on the ASA webpage in April. 



A tutorial on “Hearing Loss and the Future of Auditory Implants” will be presented by Andrew Oxenham of the University of Minnesota on Monday, 7 May 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  Register online or use the printed registration form.


Hearing loss is a major and growing health concern worldwide. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 17% of the adult population in the US (around 36 million people) report some form of hearing loss, with the proportion of affected individuals rising to nearly 50% among those aged 75 or older. Loss of hearing has been associated with increased social isolation, more rapid cognitive decline, and other more general health issues, although causal relationships have yet to be established. This tutorial will review the physiology of hearing loss, along with its perceptual consequences, as measured in the laboratory and experienced in everyday life. The focus of the tutorial will be on implantable technologies that have been used to alleviate severe hearing loss and deafness, with particular emphasis on cochlear implants. Although cochlear implants have enjoyed remarkable success over the past few decades, they do not restore normal hearing, and may be approaching their technological limits in terms of the benefits that patients can gain from them. The tutorial will end by exploring future directions of implantable and other technologies in the quest to restore and maintain hearing throughout the lifespan.


Lecture notes will be available at the meeting in limited supply.  Those who register by 9 April 2018 are guaranteed receipt of a set of notes.


To partially defray the cost of the lecture, a registration fee is charged.  The fee is USD $15 for registration received by 9 April 2018 and USD $25 thereafter including on-site registration at the meeting.  The fee for students with current ID cards is USD $7 for registration received by 6 November 2017 and USD $12 thereafter, including on-site registration at the meeting.  Register for the Tutorial Lecture when you preregister online or use the registration form.




Open Science aims at providing transparency in scientific processes and their accessibility by all levels of society. It becomes more and more prominent in a scientist’s life, interfering with the traditional scientific workflow. Git or Subversion, Open Access, Gold or Green: Open Science demands fateful decisions and requires new tools, all of which act at different levels. This may change the way scientists collect their data, analyze their results, share and discuss them within the research group, and finally publish their work. This workshop will cover various parts of Open Science and provide researchers from the hearing-research area with hands-on tools and workflow examples related to Open Science.


The objective of this course is to introduce the various parts of Open Science and to provide researchers related to hearing research with hands-on tools and workflow examples for their everyday use.


Piotr Majdak is senior researcher and deputy director of the Acoustics Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In 2002, he received a master’s degree in Audio Engineering from the University of Music and Performing Arts (KUG) in Graz, Austria. In 2008, he completed his doctoral studies in the area of signal processing and psychoacoustics, with a Phd thesis dedicated to spatial hearing in cochlear-implant listeners. In 2015, he earned a higher doctoral degree (venia legendi, equivalent to a professorship) from the KUG for the teaching area “acoustics and audio engineering”. He teaches various undergraduate courses related to audio engineering and cognitive hearing science at the University for Applied Sciences Technikum in Vienna as well as at the KUG in Graz. Living and working in Vienna, Piotr Majdak is president of the Austrian section of the Audio Engineering Society and member of the ÖGA, DEGA, ARO, and ASA.


Sunday, 6 May 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, 7 May 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  


The full registration fee is USD $300 (USD $125 for students) and covers attendance, instructional materials and coffee breaks.  The number of attendees will be limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.  Only those who have registered by 9 April 2018 will be guaranteed receipt of instruction materials.  There will be a USD $50 discount off the full registration fee (discount does not apply to student fee) for registration made prior to 9 April 2018.  Full refunds will be made for cancellations prior to 9 April 2018.  Any cancellations after 9 April 2018 will be charged a USD $25 processing fee.  Register online or use the printed registration form.  If you miss the preregistration deadline and are interested in attending the course, please send an email to



A New Students Orientation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, 7 May, in Nicollet C for all students to learn about the activities and opportunities available for students at the Minneapolis meeting. This will be followed by the Student Meet and Greet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in Greenway F/G where refreshments and a cash bar will be available.


The Students’ Reception will be held on Wednesday, 9 May, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Regency Room. This reception, sponsored by the Acoustical Society of America and supported by the National Council of Acoustical Consultants, will provide an opportunity for students to meet informally with fellow students and other members of the Acoustical Societies of America and Japan. All students are encouraged to attend, especially students who are first time attendees or those from smaller universities.


A student in the SMMfL program meets one-on-one with an ASA member over lunch during the ASA meeting. The purpose is to encourage students, as they embark on their acoustical careers, to network with more senior members. Each lunch pairing is arranged to ensure a good match between the student’s and member’s acoustical interests. Each participant pays for his/her own meal. Students who wish to participate should check the SMMfL check box in the on-line pre-registration form. They will be contacted later for additional information to assist with the matching process. The Students Meet Members for Lunch program is sponsored by the Committee on Education in Acoustics.


Students are also encouraged to visit the official ASA Student Home Page at




The ASA Plenary session will be held Wednesday afternoon, 9 May, in Nicollet B/C. where Society awards will be presented and recognition of newly-elected Fellows will be announced.


Two socials with complimentary buffets and cash bars will be held on Tuesday and Thursday, 8 and 10 May in the Exhibit Hall at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.

The ASA hosts these social hours to provide a relaxing setting for meeting attendees to meet and mingle with their friends and colleagues as well as an opportunity for new members and first-time attendees to meet and introduce themselves to others in the field. A second goal of the socials is to provide a sufficient meal so that meeting attendees can attend the open meetings of the Technical Committees that begin immediately after the socials.


The Women in Acoustics luncheon will be held on Wednesday, 9 May, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Regency Room. The fee is USD $25 (students USD $15) for pre-registration by 9 April 2018 and USD $30 (students USD $15) at the meeting. If you wish to attend this luncheon, purchase a ticket when you register online or use the printed registration form.


A Society Luncheon and Lecture sponsored by the College of Fellows will be held Thursday, May 10, at 12:00 noon in the Regency Room. This luncheon is open to all attendees and their guests. Our program will be presented by members of Cantus, the acclaimed men’s vocal ensemble (  Cantus has been lauded as the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States.  They are committed to ensuring the future of ensemble singing by mentoring young singers and educators. Since the very early years, Cantus has been offering master classes and lectures. Register online or use the printed registration form. Tickets cost USD $30.00 each.


Once again the College of Fellows will be hosting the ASA Jam Session on Wednesday, 9 May, from 8:00 a.m. to midnight. Bring your axe, horn, sticks, voice, or anything else that makes music. Musicians and non-musicians are all welcome to attend. A full PA system, backline equipment, guitars, bass, keyboard, and drum set will be provided. All attendees will enjoy live music, a cash bar, and all-around good times. Don’t miss out.




 A student transportation subsidies fund has been established to provide limited funds to students to partially defray transportation expenses to meetings. No reimbursement is intended for the cost of food or housing. The amount granted each student depends on the number of requests received. To apply for a subsidy, submit a proposal by e-mail to be received by 9 April 2018 to: Jolene Ehl, The proposal should include your status as a student; whether you have submitted an abstract; whether you are a member of ASA; method of travel, and approximate cost of transportation.


The Committee on Women in Acoustics (WIA) is sponsoring a Young Investigator Travel Grant to help with travel costs associated with presenting a paper at the Minneapolis meeting. Young professionals who have completed their doctorate in the past five years are eligible to apply if they plan to present a paper at the Minneapolis meeting, are not currently students, and have not previously received the award. Each award will be of the order of $500 with four awards anticipated. Awards will be presented by check at the WIA luncheon at the meeting. Both men and women may apply. Applicants should submit a request for support, a copy of the abstract for their presentation at the meeting, and a current resume/vita which includes information on their involvement in the field of acoustics and in the ASA. Submit materials by e-mail to Laura Kloepper. Deadline for receipt of applications is 5 March 2018.


Early career travel subsidies are available to help with travel costs associated with attending the meeting. Early career meeting attendees are eligible to apply if they are members of the Acoustical Society of America, are within 10 years of receiving their last degree, and are not currently students. Priority will be given to applicants who will be presenting a paper at the meeting, chairing a session at the meeting, and/or hold a leadership position in the ASA. Each subsidy will be on the order of USD $500. Applicants should complete the online application at:

Deadline for receipt of applications is March 5, 2018


The Committee on Women in Acoustics (WIA) is sponsoring a Dependent Care Subsidy to help with dependent care costs associated with attending the Minneapolis meeting. Meeting attendees are eligible to apply if they plan to present a paper at the Minneapolis meeting or hold a leadership position in ASA. Each subsidy will be of the order of $500 with four awards anticipated. Both men and women may apply. Applicants should submit a paragraph describing how the funds would assist their dependent care expenses, a copy of the abstract for their presentation at the meeting and/or a paragraph describing their leadership position in ASA. Submit materials by e-mail to Kari Harper. Deadline for receipt of applications is 5 March 2018.




The Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP), is the country’s 14th busiest travel hub with 34 million passengers passing through each year. Compared to other metro areas, only one other U.S. city serves more nonstop markets per capita. The recent arrival of Southwest Airlines offers greater affordability, and MSP’s central location offers a speedy trip (15 – 30 minutes) to the city.

Travelers who need to transfer from one terminal to the other use the light rail transit service. Trains operate 24 hours a day between terminals. No fare is required between airport stations. There is no pedestrian access between the buildings.

Transportation to downtown Minneapolis: Catch the Blue Line and enjoy the ride from MSP Airport.


Light Rail: The Terminal 1 light rail station is located below the Transit Center, between the Blue and Red ramps. From the Tram Level (one level below bag claim), take the tram to the Transit Center. When you exit the tram, follow the signs to the light rail station.

The Terminal 2 light rail station is located on the north side of the Orange Ramp. From Level 1 near Ticketing take the elevator or escalator up to the Orange Ramp skyway. Follow the signs to the LRT station. Take the escalators or elevators down one level to the station platform.

The light rail stations are fully accessible.

Take the Blue Line to the Nicollet Avenue stop, the hotel is 8 blocks south on Nicollet Avenue. You can use your Light Rail ticket to take a bus on Nicollet Mall to 13th Street. Fares are $2.00 for Off-Peak times and $2.50 from 6-9 am and 3-6:30 pm.

Taxi: Taxi service at Terminal 1 is accessible via the Tram Level (Level T). Signs direct passengers one level up to the taxi starter booth, where airport staff will assist passengers in obtaining a taxi. At Terminal 2, taxi service is available at the Ground Transport Center, located on the ground level of the Purple Ramp directly across from the terminal building.

Downtown Minneapolis is approximately 12 miles from the airport, with fares averaging $39-$49.

Uber, Lyft, app-based ride service: If you plan to use Uber, Lyft, or another app-based ride service at Terminal 1, your ride will pick you up on Level 2 of the Green Parking Ramp, above the Ground Transportation Center. Pick up is available from the Ground Transport Center for Terminal 2, on the ground level of the Purple parking ramp.

Airport Shuttle: Shared ride service to and from the airport is available through SuperShuttle. Ticket counters are located in the Terminal 1-Lindbergh Ground Transport Center, accessible via the terminal’s Tram Level. Follow the signs to the escalator or elevator up. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Travelers arriving at Terminal 2-Humphrey can call for pick up at the Super Shuttle kiosk in the Ground Transport Center, located on Level 1 of the Purple Ramp across from the terminal building.

Car Rental: On-airport rental car counters at Terminal 1 are located on the second and third levels between the Blue and Red parking ramps. Passengers can take the underground tram to the ramps and then take an elevator to the second or third floor. At Terminal 2, on-airport rental car counters are located in the Ground Transport Center on the ground level of the Purple Ramp directly across from the terminal building.

Driving from the airport to the Hyatt Regency, take Airport Rd to MN-5 East. Take first ramp right to MN-55 West toward Minneapolis. Keep straight onto MN-62 West. Take ramp right and follow signs for I-35W North. At Exit 16A, take ramp left for MN-65 North toward Downtown Exits. Take ramp right and follow signs for 11th Street / E Grant Street. Bear left onto S 11th Street, then turn left onto S 2nd Avenue, then keep left onto E Grant Street. Turn right onto Nicollet Mall and then left into the hotel garage or entry.


Minneapolis is at the intersection of Interstate 35W from the north and south, Interstate 94 from the east and northwest, and I-394 from the west. It can be reached by car in 8 hours or less from Chicago, IL, Kansas City, MO, Omaha, NB, and Green Bay, WI.

Eastbound on I-394: Take I-394 E to exit 9A for 12th Street N. Turn right onto N 12th Street. Turn right onto LaSalle Avenue. Turn left onto W Grant Street. Turn left onto Nicollet Mall and then left into the hotel garage or entry.

Eastbound on I-94: Take I-94 E to exit 231A-231B for Lyndale Ave/I-394 W/US-12 W toward Hennepin Ave. Keep left to continue on Exit 231B, follow signs for Hennepin Avenue/Lyndale Avenue and merge onto West Lyndale Ave N and continue onto Lyndale Ave S. Turn left onto Oak Grove Street, then continue onto W 15th Street. Turn left onto Nicollet Mall and then left into the hotel garage or entry.

Westbound on I-94: Take I-94 W to exit 233A. Merge onto E Grant Street, then continue onto S 11th Street. Turn left onto S 2nd Avenue, then keep left onto E Grant Street. Turn right onto Nicollet Mall and then left into the hotel garage or entry.

Northbound on I-35W: Take I-35W N to Exit 16A. Take ramp left for MN-65 North toward Downtown Exits. Take ramp right and follow signs for 11th Street / E Grant Street, then bear left onto S 11th Street. Turn left onto S 2nd Avenue, then keep left onto E Grant Street. Turn right onto Nicollet Mall and then left into the hotel garage or entry.

Southbound on I-35W: Take I-35W S to exit 17B to merge onto I-94 W. Take exit 233A from I-94 W. Merge onto E Grant Street, then continue onto S 11th Street. Turn left onto S 2nd Avenue, then keep left onto E Grant Street. Turn right onto Nicollet Mall and then left into the hotel garage or entry.

Hotel valet parking is $38/day, self-parking is $20/day.  



 A block of guest rooms at discounted rates has been reserved for meeting participants at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel. Early reservations are strongly recommended. Special ASA meeting rates are not guaranteed after Monday, 16 April 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

 Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403 

Please make your reservation directly with the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. Online reservations are recommended.


 ● Check in time: 3:00 p.m./Check out time: 12:00 noon

 ● An early departure fee of one night’s room and tax will be assessed against any guest who departs earlier than the date confirmed at check‐in. The fee will be automatically posted to the guest folio on or after departure. This fee will be waived only with 24‐hour advance notice from departure date.

 ● Reservation cancellations are required within seventy two (72) hours prior to the day of arrival. A charge of first (1st) night’s room and tax will be applied if a reservation is not cancelled or the guest does not arrive (no‐show).

 ● Reservations in ASA group:  Complimentary internet access in sleeping rooms.


Online Reservations

Reservations can be made directly online at the website listed below, which has been set up specifically for the meeting where the meeting rates and all applicable information is incorporated.

Telephone Reservations

Online reservations are recommended.  When making reservations by phone you must mention the Acoustical Society of America to obtain the special ASA room rates:

 (888) 421-1442


 Single/Double: USD $185 / Triple: USD $210

 Taxes and Fees: 


 Reservation cut-off date: 16 April 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST 




ASA will compile a list of those who wish to share a hotel room and its cost. To be listed, send your name, telephone number, e-mail address, gender, smoker or nonsmoker preference, not later than 9 May 2018 to the Acoustical Society of America, by e-mail, The responsibility for completing any arrangements for room sharing rests solely with the participating individuals. 


Meeting attendees who have special accessibility requirements, should indicate their needs by informing ASA at not less than 30 days in advance of the meeting. Please provide a cell phone number, e-mail address, and detailed information so that we may contact you directly.


 Accompanying Persons and other visitors are welcome at the Minneapolis meeting. The registration fee for accompanying persons is USD $150 for preregistration by 9 April 2018 and USD $200 thereafter, including on-site registration at the meeting. There will be a hospitality room for participants open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. each day in the Regency Room.. The program will include speakers on the history and culture of the city. Check back to the meeting website for updated information.

Minneapolis is a city rich in music, architecture and cultural institutions, as well as a hub for sports and shopping. Within a short walk of the hotel are dozens of museums and landmarks as well as a broad range of culinary experiences. There are also a variety of excellent tours to choose from.


In Minneapolis, the month of May is characterized by rapidly rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 10°F, from 64°F to 74°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 85°F or dropping below 51°F. The average high and low temperatures are 66°F and 46°F, respectively. The probability of rainfall is 32% during the beginning of May.



The registration desk at the meeting will open on Monday morning, 7 May. Register online or use the printed registration formIf your registration is not received at the ASA headquarters by 9 April 2018 you must register on-site.

Registration fees are USD as follows:

  ASA Members $550 $650
  ASA/ Members One-Day Attendance $275 $375
  Nonmembers $700 $800
  Nonmembers One-Day Attendance $350 $350
  Nonmember Invited Speakers One-Day Attendance $    0 $    0
  Nonmember Invited Speakers-Full Week (Includes one-year ASA membership upon completion of an application) $350 $450
  ASA Early Career Associate or Full Members (ASA members within 3 years of their most Recent degrees—proof of date of degree required) $275 $375
  ASA Student Members (with current Student ID) $100 $150
  Nonmember Students (with current Student ID) $200 $250
  Undergraduate Students (with current Student ID) $  25 $  25
  ASA Emeritus Members (Emeritus status pre-approved by ASA) $150 $200
  Accompanying Persons (Registrants who will not participate in the technical sessions) $150 $200

Nonmembers who register for the full meeting week and simultaneously apply for Associate Membership in the ASA are entitled to USD$50 discount off their dues payment for 2018. Invited speakers who are members of the Acoustical Society of America are expected to pay the registration fee, but nonmember invited speakers may preregister for one-day only without charge and USD$100 onsite.  A nonmember invited speaker who pays the full-week registration fee, will be given one free year of membership upon completion of an application form.

 Note: A USD $25 fee will be charged for cancellations after 9 April 2018.


Online registration is available at


 1.  Students: All students must show a current (issued in 2017 or 2018) student id card or verification of student status from the university attended on university letterhead in order to be eligible for student fees. If proof of student status is not available, the full registration fee must be paid.

 2. One-day registration:  For participants who attend the meeting for one day only. If you will be at the meeting for more than one day either presenting a paper and/or attending sessions, you must register and pay the full registration fee.

 3. Accompanying Persons: These are attendees who will participate only in the Accompanying Persons Program. Acoustics professionals, who participate in the technical program, i.e., present papers, attend sessions, and/or listed as coauthors on abstracts are not eligible for this registration rate.

 4.  Emeritus Members:  Only ASA members who hold emeritus status prior to the meeting are eligible for this rate. It is not possible to transfer to emeritus status at the meeting.

*One-day registration is for participants who will attend the meeting for only one day. If you will be at the meeting for more than one day either presenting a paper and/or attending sessions, you must register and pay the full registration fee.



Co-Chairs Peggy B. Nelson, Bruce C. Olson
Technical Program Chair Andrew Oxenham
Accompanying Persons Alan Nelson, Milton Salcedo
Student Coordinator Benjamin Munson, Adam Svec, Matt Hildebrand
Technical Tours Peggy B. Nelson, Bruce C. Olson

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