4th International Symposium on Acoustic Communication by Animals

When and Where?

Dates: July 18-21, 2017

Location: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.

For more information regarding the location, please visit the 4th International Symposium Website.


Keynote and Invited Speakers

We have an extraordinary slate of keynote and invited speakers, covering a broad range of topics and taxa, including:

·         Ximena Bernal (Purdue Univ.)

·         Dan Blumstein (Univ. of California Los Angeles)

·         Henrik Brumm (Max Planck Institute for Ornithology)

·         Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard (Univ. of Southern Denmark)

·         Eileen Hebets (Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln(keynote)

·         Vincent Janik (Univ. of St. Andrews(keynote)

·         Laura Kloepper (St. Mary's College)

·         Georg Klump (Univ. of Oldenburg)

·         Geoff Manley (Univ. of Oldenburg)

·         Marta Manser (Univ. of Zurich(keynote)

·         Laura May-Collado (Univ. of Vermont)

·         Cory Miller (Univ. California San Diego)

·         Susan Parks (Syracuse Univ.)

·         Colleen Reichmuth (Univ. of California Santa Cruz)

·         Johannes Schul (Univ. of Missouri)

·         Brad Story (Univ. of Arizona)


Pre-Symposium Workshop

The scientific program of the 4th International Symposium will be preceded on Monday, 17 July 2017, by a half-day workshop (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) in which key questions related to The Impact of Anthropogenic Noise on Animal Acoustic Communication will be discussed. The specific goal of the event is to objectively identify problem areas related to the influence of anthropogenic noise in diverse ecosystems, as well as consideration of strategies to mitigate scientifically-validated, adverse consequences of exposure to man-made noise. The ultimate goal of the workshop is the development of a guide to enable noise mitigation strategies to promote and/or restore natural soundscapes. The workshop is free to all registrants.


Important Dates

Pre-Symposium Workshop: 17 July 2017 (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

4th International Symposium: 18 July 2017 to 21 July 2017 (until noon on the last day)

Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 May 2017

Early (discounted) Meeting Registration: 15 June 2017

Hotel Reservation (special rates) Deadline: 21 June 2017


Call for Abstracts

We invite you to participate in the 4th International Symposium. Those interested in giving an oral or poster presentation must submit an abstract by May 31st, 2017. The abstract submission period is now open. Two-page extended abstracts must be submitted using the format of the template provided on the abstract submission website. For details on the submission process and to submit an abstract, please visit the 4thInternational Symposium Website.


Registration is Now Open

Early registration is now open and the deadline for special, discounted rates is June 15th, 2017.  For details regarding registration fees and to register for the symposium, please visit the 4th International Symposium Website.


More Information

More information about the symposium, including lodging information, can be found on the Symposium’s website: