Spring 2016 Meeting

Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek Hotel

23-27 May 2016

 

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Table of Contents

Meeting Organizing Committee
Technical Program, Itinerary Planner, and Open Meeting of Technical Committee
Resources for Presenters
     A/V Preview Room 
     Guidelines for Oral Presentations
     Guidleines for Computer Projection
     Guidelines for Effective Poster Presentation
Meeting Events and Services
     Coffee Breaks
     Gallery of Acoustics
     Resume Help Desk
     Standards Committees and Working Groups
     Internet Access and Internet Zone
Technical Tour
Tutorial on Acoustic Metamaterials
Short Course on Bayesian Data Analysis
Plenary Session, Awards Ceremony, and Annual Membership Meeting
Social Events
Brigham Young University Acoustics Reception and Dinner
Information for Students
Funding Opportunities
     Student Transportation Subsidies
     Young Investigator Travel Grants
     Dependent Care Subsidies
Registration Information
Transportation and Travel Information
Hotel Reservation Information 
Room Sharing  
Photographing and Recording
Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics
Accompanying Persons Program


Technical Program and Itinerary Planner and
Open Meetings of Technical Committees

Technical Sessions

The technical program includes 96 sessions with 925 abstracts scheduled for presentation during the meeting.

Visit the Itinerary Planner to view the sessions and abstracts.  

Session Chairs have been instructed to adhere strictly to the printed time schedule, both to be fair to all speakers and to permit attendees to schedule moving from one session to another to hear specific papers. If an author is not present to deliver a lecture-style paper, the Session Chairs have been instructed either to call for additional discussion of papers already given or to declare a short recess so that subsequent papers are not given ahead of the designated times. Several sessions are scheduled in poster format, with the display times indicated in the program schedule.

Hot Topics Session

Hot Topics session 3pID will be held on Wednesday, 25 May, at 1:30 p.m. in Salon D. Papers will be presented on current topics in the fields of Architectural Acoustics, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, Musical Acoustics and Education in Acoustics.

William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience and the Auditory Neuroscience Prize Lecture

The 2016 William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience will be awarded to Alan R. Palmer of the MRC Institute of Hearing Research, UK, at the Plenary Session on Wednesday, 25 May. Alan Palmer will present the Auditory Neuroscience Prize Lecture titled “Bridging the chasm: Animal physiology and human psychophysics” on Tuesday, 24 May, at 4:25 p.m. in Session 2pPPb in Salon H.

Technical Committee Open Meetings

Technical Committees will hold open meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the Marriott. The meetings on Tuesday and Thursday will be held in the evenings after the socials, except Engineering Acoustics which will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.  On Wednesday, Biomedical Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, and Signal Processing in Acoustics will meet at 7:30 p.m. The schedule and rooms for each Committee meeting are given in the Itinerary Planner

These are working, collegial meetings. Much of the work of the Society 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.

Technical Session Designations

The first character is a number indicating the day the session will be held, as follows:

1-Monday, 23 May
2-Tuesday, 24 May
3-Wednesday, 25 May
4-Thursday, 26 May
5-Friday, 27 May

The second character is a lower case “a” for a.m., “p” for p.m., or “e” for evening corresponding to the time of day the session will take place. The third and fourth characters are capital letters indicating the primary Technical Committee that organized the session using the following abbreviations or codes:

AA  Architectural Acoustics
AB  Animal Bioacoustics
AO Acoustical Oceanography
BA  Biomedical Acoustics
EA  Engineering Acoustics
ED  Education in Acoustics
ID   Interdisciplinary
MU Musical Acoustics
NS   Noise
PA   Physical Acoustics
PP   Psychological and Physiological Acoustics
SA   Structural Acoustics and Vibration
SC   Speech Communication
SP   Signal Processing in Acoustics
UW Underwater Acoustics

In sessions where the same group is the primary organizer of more than one session scheduled in the same morning or afternoon, a fifth character, either lower-case “a,” “b,” or “c” is used to distinguish the sessions. Each paper within a session is identified by a paper number following the session-designating characters, in conventional manner. As hypothetical examples: paper 2pEA3 would be the third paper in a session on Tuesday afternoon organized by the Engineering Acoustics Technical Committee; 3pSAb5 would be the fifth paper in the second of two sessions on Wednesday afternoon sponsored by the Structural Acoustics and Vibration Technical Committee.

Note that technical sessions are listed both in the calendar and the body of the program in the numerical and alphabetical order of the session designations rather than the order of their starting times. For example, session 3aAA would be listed ahead of session 3aAO even if the latter session begins earlier in the same morning.


Meeting Events and Services

Coffee Breaks

Morning coffee breaks will be held each day from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Ballroom Prefunction Foyer.

A/V Preview Room

The Cottonwood Room will be set up as an A/V preview room for authors’ convenience, and will be available on Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Internet Access and Internet Zone

Wi-Fi will be available in all ASA meeting rooms and spaces.

Computers providing e-mail access will be available 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday and 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Friday in the Cottonwood Room. The Internet Zone will be available 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Friday in the Park City Room.

Resume Help Desk

Are you interested in applying for graduate school, a postdoctoral opportunity, a research scientist position, a faculty opening, or other position involving acoustics?If you are, please stop by the ASA Resume Help Desk in the Grand Ballroom Foyer near the registration desk.Members of the ASA experienced in hiring will be available to look at your c/v, cover letter, and research & teaching statements to provide tips and suggestions to help you most effectively present yourself in today's competitive job market.The ASA Resume Help Desk will be staffed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the lunch hour (12 noon – 1:30 p.m.) for walk-up meetings. Appointments during these three lunch hours will also be available via a sign-up sheet posted in the registration area.

Gallery of Acoustics

The Technical Committee on Signal Processing in Acoustics will sponsor the 15th Gallery of Acoustics at the meeting. 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 at Salt Lake City will be unique relative to previous Galleries, in that only images (posters, pictures, etc.) will be accepted.

The Gallery will be held in the Grand Ballroom Foyer Monday through Thursday, 23-26 May, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A cash prize of USD $400 and USD $200 will be awarded to the winning and first runner-up entries, respectively. Meeting attendees are asked to rank-order the entries using the ballot distributed with registration materials.

Student Design Competition

The 2016 Student Design Competition will be held on Tuesday, 24 May, in session 2aAAb at 8:30 a.m. in Salon F. This competition is intended to encourage students in the disciplines of architecture, engineering, physics, and other curricula 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 Student Design Competition is sponsored by the ASA Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics, with support from the Wenger Foundation, the Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund, and the National Council of Acoustical Consultants.

Standards Committees and Working Groups

Meetings of ANSI Accredited Standards Committees will be held at the Salt Lake City meeting on the days and times listed in the Schedule of Committee Meetings and Other Eventsand in the Itinerary Planner.

Meetings of selected advisory working groups are often held in conjunction with Society meetings and are listed in the Schedule or on the standards bulletin board in the registration area, e.g., S12/WGI8-Room Criteria.

People interested in attending and in becoming involved in working group activities should contact the ASA Standards Manager for further information about these groups, or about the ASA Standards Program in general, at the following address: Susan Blaeser, ASA Standards Manager, Standards Secretariat, Acoustical Society of America, 1305 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 300, Melville, NY 11747-4300; T.: 631-390-0215; F: 631-923-2875; E: asastds@acousticalsociety.org

Assistive Listening Devices

The ASA has purchased assistive listening devices (ALDs) for the benefit of meeting attendees who need them at technical sessions. Any attendee who will require an assistive listening device should advise the Society in advance of the meeting by writing to: Acoustical Society of America, 1305 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 300, Melville, NY 11747-4300; asa@acousticalsociety.org

 

 


Technical Tour - Sold Out

Monday 23 May 2016, 2:45 p.m. Cost: USD $5.00. Limited to 40 participants

A tour of the LDS Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City will be conducted, Monday, 23 May 2016. A group will leave from the Marriott Hotel lobby at 2:45 p.m. The Conference Center is a leisurely 5-10 minute walk from the hotel. The tour will summarize many of the acoustic and audiovisual challenges presented by a 21,000 seat auditorium used for everything from spoken word to organ/choral music, and will summarize many lessons learned in the 15 years since opening. The tour will include an organ demonstration/recital, as well as a demonstration of the audiovisual system, including the LARES electronic reverberation system. Attendees will then have the chance to go inside the organ loft as well as the catwalks above the stage.

Register online at AcousticalSociety.org


Short Course on Bayesian Data Analysis

A short course entitled Short Course on Bayesian Data Analysis will be given in two parts:  Sunday, 22 May, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday, 23 May, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Solitude Room.

Introduction

Statistical modeling is central to essentially all quantitative fields of research. Theoretical and computational developments in recent years have made Bayesian statistical methods widely available. Bayesian methods provide powerful, flexible tools for analyzing and drawing inferences from complex (and simple) data sets. This course will cover (1) data processing and visualization using the statistical programming language R and (2) the basics of Bayesian data analysis using R, JAGS, and Stan.

Objective

To introduce researchers to R programming and Bayesian statistical modeling. We will begin with a general overview of statistical programming, using the language R and the integrated development environment RStudio. Following this, the course will address (a) the logic of Bayesian data analysis, (b) Bayesian parameter estimation, and (c) the Bayesian software packages JAGS and Stan (along with the associated R packages rjags and RStan). These topics will be covered via multiple, hands-on examples of data processing and Bayesian data analysis. We aim to provide attendees with a firm foundation in Bayesian data analysis so that they may expand their repertoire according to their interests and needs.

Instructor

Noah Silbert is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati (UC). He has an MA in ESL from the University of Hawaii, and an MS in Applied Statistics and a PhD in Linguistics and Cognitive Science from Indiana University. Prior to joining the faculty at UC, he worked as a research scientist at the Center for Advanced Study of Language at the University of Maryland. He is a member of the ASA, the Society for Mathematical Psychology, and the Cognitive Science Society.

Program

Sunday, 22 May 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, 23 May 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration

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 25 April 2016 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 25 April 2016. Full refunds will be made for cancellations prior to 25 April 2016. Any cancellations after 25 April 2016 will be charged a USD $25 processing fee.

Register online at AcousticalSociety.org


A Tutorial on “Acoustic Metamaterials”

A tutorial presentation on “Acoustic Metamaterials: From Theory to Practice” will be given by Andrew N. Norris, Professor at Rutgers University, on Monday, 23 May at 7:00 p.m. in Salon B/C.

Abstract

Why have acoustic metamaterials appeared on the scene in the last few years, and what are they anyway?  The original defining property of a metamaterial is that it achieves effects not found in nature, with the more effects the better. The acoustic cloak, justifiably the best known example, redirects sounds around the cloaked object regardless of the incident acoustic wave. The common theme of the cloak and of the many other devices that have been proposed is defiance of the intuitive laws of acoustical physics as much as possible. This requires strange concepts such as acoustic anisotropy, allowing sound to have speed that depends on direction, and transformation acoustics which is the basis for acoustic cloaking. Periodic structures, aka phononic crystals, play a central role in practical applications. The tutorial will provide a comprehensive introduction to these ideas without the need for detailed mathematics. While the field of metamaterials originated in electromagnetics before it migrated over to acoustics, there are fundamental differences between the two fields, the most obvious arising from the fact the acoustic wave speeds are not strictly limited, a distinction which leads to profound consequences. Acoustic wavelengths are also typically orders of magnitude larger than optical wavelengths, meters vs. microns, which makes the acoustic problems easier, in principle. This practical advantage is perhaps the main reason for the intense interest in the field by funding agencies and researchers alike. 

Lecture Notes

Lecture notes will be available at the meeting in limited supply. Those who register by 25 April 2016 are guaranteed receipt of a set of notes. 

Tutorial Lecture Preregistration

To partially defray the cost of the lecture, a registration fee is charged. The fee is USD $15 for registration received by 25 April 2016 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 25 April 2016 and USD $12 thereafter, including on-site registration at the meeting.

Register online at AcousticalSociety.org 


Plenary Session, Awards Ceremony, and Annual Membership Meeting

A plenary session will be held Wednesday, 25 May, at 3:30 p.m. in Salon E/F

The William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience will be presented to Alan R. Palmer.

The Distinguished Service Citation will be presented to Susan B. Blaeser, the R. Bruce Lindsay Award will be presented to Megan S. Ballard, the Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal will be presented to Armen Sarvazyan, and the Gold Medal will be presented to Whitlow W.L. Au.

Certificates will be presented to Fellows elected at the Jacksonville meeting of the Society.

All attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please join us to honor and congratulate these medalists and other award recipients.

The Annual Membership Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 May, in Salon E/F at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek Hotel, 75 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.


Social Hours, Society Luncheon and Lecture, Women in Acoustics Luncheon, Jam Session

Social Hours

Two socials with complimentary buffets and cash bars will be held starting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, 23 and 26 May, at the Marriott Hotel in Salons D/E/F.

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.

Women in Acoustics Luncheon

The Women in Acoustics luncheon will be held at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, 25 May, in Room 250 A/B at the Salt Palace Convention Center which is across the street from the Marriott.  Meeting participants who wish to attend must purchase their tickets in advance by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 25 May. The fee is USD $30 for non-students and USD $15 for students.  Purchase tickets at the online registration site at at AcousticalSociety.org or use the printed registration form.

Society Luncheon and Lecture

The Society Luncheon and Lecture will be held on Thursday, 26 May, at 11:45 a.m. in the Wasatch Room on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building which is a 6-minute walk from the Marriott. The luncheon is open to all attendees and their guests. The speaker is Professor Jeremy Grimshaw, Associate Dean in the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University and the director of Gamelan Bintang Wahyu. He will present a lecture and Balinese music demonstration entitled, “Exactly Out of Tune: Acoustics, Aesthetics, Culture, and Ritual in Balinese Gamelan Music.

Purchase your tickets online at AcousticalSociety.org 

The cost is USD $30.00 per ticket. 

Jam Session

You are invited to Salon E/F on Wednesday night, 25 May, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight for the JAM SESSION. 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 with snacks, and all-around good times. Don’t miss out. 

Brigham Young University Acoustics Reception and Dinner

Between 1907-1915, the first three graduates in Physics at Brigham Young University were Harvey Fletcher, Carl Eyring, and Vern Knudsen – all of whom figure prominently in the ASA’s rich history. To mark this centennial and to celebrate several decades of its strong tradition in acoustics, the BYU Acoustics Research Group is hosting a dinner for alumni and friends on the evening of Wednesday, 25 May, at 6:00 p.m. in the Empire Room at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building which is a 6-minute walk from the Marriott.

Current students, alumni, faculty and friends of the BYU Acoustics Research Group, and their accompanying persons, are welcome to attend. Additional information about the event is available at http://acoustics.byu.edu.

Purchase tickets online at AcousticalSociety.org or use the printed registration form.


Information for Students

Follow the student twitter throughout the meeting @ASAStudents

Students Meet Members for Lunch

This program allows students to meet one-on-one with an ASA member over lunch during the ASA meeting. The purpose is to encourage students to network with more senior members as they embark on their acoustics careers. 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. Interested students should indicate their interest using the SMMfL check box on the on-line pre-registration form. Those who indicate their interest will be contacted later for additional information to assist with the matching process. Alternatively, interested students may e-mail Dr. David Blackstock, dtb@austin.utexas.edu, with the following information: name, university, department, degree being pursued (BS/BA, MS, or PhD), research field, acoustical interests, supervisor's name, days free for lunch during the meeting, and abstract number (or title) of any paper(s) being presented at the meeting. The sign-up deadline is 12 days before the start of the ASA meeting, but an earlier sign-up is strongly encouraged. The Students Meet Members for Lunch (SMMfL) program is sponsored by the Education in Acoustics Committee.

Student Orientation and Meet and Greet

A New Students Orientation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, 23 May, in Salon A for all students to learn about the activities and opportunities available for students at the Salt Lake City meeting. This will be followed by the Student Meet and Greet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in Salon I/J. Refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Students are encouraged to attend the tutorial lecture on Metamaterials which begins at 7:00 p.m. in Salon B/C. The student fee for the tutorial is $12.

Students Reception

The Students’ Reception will be held on Wednesday, 25 May, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Room 250 A/B at the Salt Palace Convention Center which is across the street from the Marriott.

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 Society. All students are encouraged to attend, especially students who are first time attendees or those from smaller universities.

Other Information for Students

Students will find a sticker in their registration envelopes to place on their name tags identifying them as students. Although wearing the sticker is not mandatory, it will allow for easier networking between students and other meeting attendees.

Students are encouraged to refer to the student guide, also found in their envelopes, for important program and meeting information pertaining only to students attending the ASA meeting.

They are also encouraged to visit the official ASA Student Website to learn more about student involvement in ASA.


Funding Opportunities

Student Transportation Subsidies

A student transportation subsidies fund has been established to provide limited funds to students to partially defray transportation expenses to meetings. Students presenting papers who propose to travel in groups using economical ground transportation will be given first priority to receive subsidies, although these conditions are not mandatory. 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 25 April to: Jolene Ehl, jehl@acousticalsociety.org. 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; if traveling by auto; whether you will travel alone or with other students; names of those traveling with you; and approximate cost of transportation.

Young Investigator Travel Grants

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 Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City meeting, are not currently students, and have not previously received the award. Each award will be of the order of $450 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. Submit materials by e-mail to Michelle Swearingen, michelle.e.swearingen@usace.army.mil. Deadline for receipt of applications is 11 April 2016.

Dependent Care Subsidies

The Committee on Women in Acoustics (WIA) is sponsoring a Dependent Care Subsidy to help with dependent care costs associated with attending the Salt Lake City meeting. Meeting attendees are eligible to apply if they plan to present a paper at the Salt Lake City 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 Peggy Nelson, nelso477@umn.edu. Deadline for receipt of applications is 11 April 2016. 


Registration Information

Preregistration is available online up to 25 April 2016

Registration is required for all attendees and accompanying persons. Registration badges must be worn in order to participate in technical sessions and other meeting activities.

Registration will open on Monday, 23 May, at 7:30 a.m. in the Deer Valley Room at the Marriott Hotel. Checks or travelers checks in U.S. funds drawn on U.S. banks and Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards will be accepted for payment of registration. Meeting attendees who have pre-registered may pick up their badges and registration materials at the pre-registration desk.

If your registration is not received at the ASA headquarters by 25 April you must register on-site. All amounts are in USD.

Nonmembers who register for the full meeting week and simultaneously apply for Associate Membership in the Acoustical Society of America will be given a USD $50 discount off their dues payment for the first year (2016) of membership. Invited speakers who are members of the Acoustical Society of America are expected to pay the registration fee, but nonmember invited speakers may register for one-day only without charge. A nonmember invited speaker who pays the full-week registration fee, will be given one free year of membership upon completion of an ASA application form.

NOTE: A $25 FEE WILL BE CHARGED FOR CANCELLATIONS AFTER 25 APRIL.  
 
ONLINE REGISTRATION

Registration fees are USD as follows:    
Category Preregistration by
25 April
Onsite Registration
     
Acoustical Society Members $495 $570
Acoustical Society Members One-Day Attendance*     $245 $295
Nonmembers $570 $645
Nonmembers One-Day Attendance*  $285 $360
Nonmember Invited Speakers One-Day Attendance*     Fee waived Fee waived
Nonmember Invited Speakers $115  $115 
(Includes one-year ASA membership upon completion of an application)    
ASA Early Career Members   (ASA members within 3 years oftheir of their most Recent degrees – proof of date of degree required) $245 $295
ASA Student Members (with current ID cards)   $50 $90
Nonmember Students (with current ID cards)   $95 $135
ASA Emeritus Members (Emeritus status pre-approved by ASA)      $125 $150
Nonmember Undergraduate Students (Students must provide proof of undergraduate status, e.g., letter from a professor) $0 $0
Accompanying Persons $125 $150
(Registrants who will not participate in the technical sessions)    
     

 

*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.  


Transportation and Travel

Air Transportation                

Located less than 15 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake City International Airport is serviced by 8 major airlines and is a major Delta Airlines hub. The airport has a strong on-time performance record and has a quick and convenient connection to the TRAX light rail system that offers a direct route to downtown Salt Lake City. For those choosing to rent a vehicle, there are also convenient rental facilities and efficient routes to downtown.

Ground Transportation                

Transportation from the Salt Lake City International Airport to the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek Hotel and other downtown Salt Lake City hotels:

Information. The Information Booth, located in the baggage claim area in each terminal’s main common area, serves many needs of the traveler to Salt Lake City International Airport, including maps, brochures, courtesy paging, parking, and directions to locations in the local area.

Light Rail Service. The TRAX light rail system provides quick and convenient transportation from the airport to downtown Salt Lake City, with a TRAX stop located less than one block from the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown at City Creek Hotel. The train stop is located at the south end of Terminal One. A train leaves the Airport for the city center every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends, with a 12 minute transit time. The current one-way fare is USD $2.50.

Major car rental companies. Nearly every major car rental company is represented at Salt Lake City International Airport. Rental car counters are located just outside the terminal buildings in the Short Term Parking Structure.

Airport Shuttle shared-ride service. There are shuttle companies departing the Salt Lake City International Airport for downtown hotels. Express Shuttle is the largest service, and offers shuttle service for $8.00 (one way). They can be found at the Ground Transportation Desk located in the baggage claim area. Phone 801-596-1600 or 800-397-0773.

Taxicabs and limousines. Taxis are available outside the terminal at Salt Lake City International Airport. The conference hotel is 6 miles from the airport (approximately 10 minutes), with fares averaging USD $25.00 one way. All fares are metered.

Driving/Parking Information

From the Airport. Depart from airport on Terminal Drive. Take the ramp left for I-80 East toward City Center/Ogden/Provo. Travel 4.0 miles and take the ramp following signs for 600 S. Follow 600 S for 1.6 miles and turn left onto West Temple. Travel north on West Temple for 0.8 miles and the hotel will be on your right hand side. From the North or South. Follow I-15 to Exit 306 (600 S). Exit and follow 600 S for 1.1 miles. Turn left onto West Temple and travel north on West Temple for 0.8 miles. The hotel will be on your right hand side. Parking at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek Hotel. Self-Parking is available at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek Hotel. The full day and overnight rate is USD $15.00.

Weather

The weather is generally very pleasant in the latter part of May, but cool weather can occur. For the week of the ASA meeting, temperatures are typically in the mid 70s during the day, dropping into the lower 50s at night.

Room Sharing

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 15 April 2016 to the Acoustical Society of America, by e-mail, asa@acousticalsociety.org. The responsibility for completing any arrangements for room sharing rests solely with the participating individuals. 


Hotel Reservation Information

A block of guest rooms at discounted rates has been reserved for meeting participants at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek Hotel. Early reservations are strongly recommended. Note that the special ASA meeting rates are not guaranteed after 15 April 2016. You must mention the Acoustical Society of America when making your reservations to obtain the special ASA meeting rates.

Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek Hotel

Please make your reservation directly with the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek Hotel. When making your reservation, you must mention the Acoustical Society of America or group code acoacoa to obtain the special ASA rates. The hotel address and phone numbers are as follows, but please make reservations as described below.

Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek Hotel
75 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Phone (801) 531-0800
Fax: (801) 532-3978

Web: Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek Hotel

RESERVATION PROCEDURES

Online Reservations

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

http://goo.gl/pTbqhh

Telephone Reservations 1-800-228-9290

ROOM RATES

Single or Double: USD $149.00

All rooms are subject to 12.724% state and local occupancy taxes

Reservation cut-off date: 15 April 2016 at 5:00 p.m. MDT


Room Sharing

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 15 April 2016 to the Acoustical Society of America, by e-mail, asa@acousticalsociety.org. The responsibility for completing any arrangements for room sharing rests solely with the participating individuals.


Photographing and Recording

Photographing and recording during regular sessions are not permitted without prior explicit permission of the presenter.


Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA)

The Salt Lake City meeting will have a published proceedings, and submission is optional. This is an open access journal, so that its articles are available in pdf format without charge to anyone in the world for downloading. Authors who are scheduled to present papers at the meeting are encouraged to prepare a suitable version in pdf format that will appear in POMA. Further information regarding POMA can be found at the site. Published papers from previous meeting can be seen at the site.


Accompanying Persons Program

Spouses and other visitors are welcome at the Salt Lake City meeting. The registration fee is USD $125 for pre-registration by 25 April and USD $150 at the meeting.

A hospitality room for accompanying persons will be open at the Marriott from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. A brief overview of surrounding sites will be presented on Monday at 9:00 a.m.On Tuesday, there will be a morning Trolley tour of the downtown Salt Lake City area for USD $30/person. There will also be a day tour to the Winter Olympic park, Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley, and Downtown Park City on Wednesday that will include stops at the outlet malls for USD $60/person. Brochures of local attractions and dining options will be provided.


Meeting Organizing Committees

ASA is grateful to its volunteer members who have organized the meeting and the technical program.

Meeting Organizing Committee

Scott D. Sommerfeldt, Kent L. Gee, Meeting Cochairs; Jonathan Blotter, Brian E. Anderson, Technical Program Cochairs; Sarah Rollins, Audio Visual; Tracianne B. Neilsen, Food/Beverage; Sarah H. Ferguson, Signs; Timothy E. Doyle, Student Volunteers; Cole V. Duke, Technical Tours; Samuel J. Anderson, ASA School; Timothy W. Leishman, Society Luncheon & Lecture; Skyler G. Jennings, Internet Zone.

Technical Program Organizing Committee

Brian E. Anderson, Jonathan Blotter, Cochairs; David P. Knobles, Acoustical Oceanography; Benjamin Taft, Animal Bioacoustics; Damian J. Doria, Ian B. Hoffman, Architectural Acoustics; Siddhartha Sikdar, Biomedical Acoustics; Andrew A. Piacsek, Eon King, Education in Acoustics; Kenneth M. Walsh, Engineering Acoustics; Andrew C.H. Morrison, Musical Acoustics; Eric L. Reuter, James E. Phillips, Noise; Michael R. Haberman, Physical Acoustics; Christopher A.Brown, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics; Ning Xiang, Said Assous, Signal Processing in Acoustics; Alexander L. Francis, Melissa Baese-Berk, Tuuli Morrill, Speech Communication; Benjamin M. Shafer, Structural Acoustics and Vibration; Anthony Bonomo, Todd Hefner, Underwater Acoustics; Matthew Kamrath, Brent Reichman, Student Council.