Acoustical Society of America

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Acoustics Virtually Everywhere

The 179th Meeting of the
Acoustical Society of America

7-11 December 2020

ASA Update on Meetings
June 23, 2020

179th Meeting Goes Virtual

ASA will hold a fully virtual fall meeting in December that will include scientific sessions and administrative meetings. The technical sessions will occur between December 7 (Monday) and December 11 (Friday), 2020 (note date changes from the original schedule). Details of the meeting entitled “Acoustics Virtually Everywhere” can be found on the Meetings page.

Online Meetings Report for Spring, 2020

Throughout the spring global shutdown, ASA’s operations have continued undaunted. The Executive and Technical Councils have been meeting via teleconference and are very grateful to staff members who are supporting activities remotely.

The original spring meeting was replaced with nearly 50 administrative and business meetings held online. (See the schedule of the meetings held starting May 11, 2020). Important decisions related to future meetings were made by the Technical Council. A total of 60 special sessions are scheduled for the December 2020 meeting, and an additional 75 for the spring 2021 meeting in Seattle. Executive Council discussed future meetings and appointed a Virtual Technology Task Force. There were 12 Open Meetings of the Technical Committees online, with voting, that were quite successful (several meetings with over 90 participants).

A missing component in May was the Plenary Session that is open to the whole society. Our Plenary honors our awardees, introduces the new Fellows, and to provide updates about the status of the Society. In the spirit of the Plenary, the leadership recorded three videos that can be seen below.

Greetings and Update
President Victor Sparrow
May 2020

Message From
Vice President
Peggy Nelson

May 2020
Planning for the Future
President-Elect Diane Kewley Port

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