Special Meeting Features

ICA 2013

Special Meeting Features

Discovery of Sound in the Sea Symposium

A symposium on the 10th anniversary of the Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS) project will highlight current advances in underwater acoustics. The theme will be “Sound in the Sea: Recent Discoveries and Applications.”

The symposium will be held on Tuesday evening, 4 June 2013, at the Intercontinental Hotel (next to the Palais des congrès). The ASA Technical Committees on Acoustical Oceanography and Underwater Acoustics will hold a joint Technical Committee meeting on Thursday evening, 6 June 2013, to avoid conflicting with the DOSITS sympoisum.

The symposium will provide a unique opportunity to hear from leading researchers as well as network with members of the acoustics community. For more information, visit www.dosits.org/resources/all/meetings/symposium10/ for complete details.

Young Investigator Travel Grant

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 Montréal meeting. Young professionals who have completed their doctorates in the past five years are eligible to apply if they plan to present a paper at the Montréal meeting, are not currently students, and have not previously received the award. Each award will be of the order of USD$600 with two 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. Submission by e-mail is preferred to Dr. Marcia Isakson <misakson@arlut.utexas.edu>. Deadline for receipt of applications is 22 April 2013.

Women in Acoustics Luncheon

The luncheon is sold out.

The Women in Acoustics luncheon will be held on Wednesday, 5 June, 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. in the room 520b. The luncheon will be in honor of Rhona Hellman (1935-2009). Rhona was a distinguished hearing scientist and a preeminent expert in auditory perceptual phenomena, especially loudness.

Plenary Session and Awards Ceremony

A joint ASA/CAA/ICA Plenary session will be held Wednesday afternoon, 5 June, at 3:00 p.m. in Room 517d.

The Acoustical Society of America will present the Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography, the William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience, the R. Bruce Lindsay Award, the von Békésy Medal, the Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal, and the Gold Medal. Certificates will be presented to ASA Fellows elected at the Kansas City meeting and recipients of the Speech Science Research Grant of the American Speech Language Hearing Foundation will be introduced.

The Canadian Acoustical Association will present the Shaw Postdoctoral Prize, Graduate Student Prizes in various fields of Acoustics, the Hétu Undergraduate Student Prize, the Canada-Wide Science Fair Award, and the Directors’ Awards for the best papers in Canadian Acoustics.

The International Commission for Acoustics will present the ICA Early Career Award to Tapio Lokki.

Jam Session

The tradition continues! You are invited to the Maisonneuve room (street level) in the Intercontinental Hotel, on Wednesday night, 5 June, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight, for an epic Jam Session. (The Intercontinental Hotel is located across the street from the Palais des congrès). 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.

ICA General Assembly

The General Assembly of the International Commission for Acoustics (ICA) will be held Wednesday afternoon, 5 June, at 5:00 p.m. in room 524b.

Opening Ceremonies, Closing Ceremonies, Socials, Other Events

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony will be held on Sunday afternoon, 2 June 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in 517d and will be followed by a Welcoming Reception from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Panoramic Room (710ab).

A highlight of the Opening Ceremony will be performances by Cirque Éloize, a noted Montréal circus troupe. Cirque Éloize makes use of the multidisciplinary talents of its artists, combining circus arts with music, dance and theatre. With nine original productions to its credit, Cirque Éloize has presented almost 4,000 performances in over 436 cities and 36 countries. In addition to its tour performances, Cirque Éloize develops custom made concepts for international special events. To date, more than 1000 events have taken place.

Monday Evening Concert

An evening concert at the historical Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste is planned for Monday, 3 June 2013. The concert will start at 8:00 p.m. The church is in the village Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, noted for its trendy restaurants and cafés.

The well known classical chamber orchestra I Musici will perform under the direction of conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni.

Bus transportation to and from the concert venue will be provided. Buses will leave the Viger Hall bus turnabout starting at 7:00 p.m. and will return to the Palais des congrès after the concert.

Tickets are available at USD$25 and may be purchased at the registration desk.


Complimentary buffet socials with cash bar will be held on Tuesday, 3 June, and Thursday, 6 June, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in The Panoramic Room (710ab).

All meeting attendees are invited to attend the social hours. These social hours 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 Technical Committees meetings that begin immediately after the socials at 7:30 p.m. Please see the schedule of Technical Committee meetings.

Closing Ceremony

The ICA 2013 meeting will conclude with a Closing Ceremony on Friday afternoon, 7 June 2013, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in 517d followed by a Farewell Reception from 4:00 p.m. in 5:00 p.m. in 517d. The reception will be co-hosted by the Argentinean Association of Acoustics who will be the host of the next ICA meeting in Buenos Aires in 2016.