The Acoustical Society of America has established a Webinar Series with the goal to provide ongoing learning opportunities and engagement in acoustics by ASA members and nonmembers throughout the year, as a supplement to content presented at bi-annual ASA meetings.

ASA Webinars will be scheduled monthly and will include speakers on topics of interest to the general ASA membership and the broader acoustics community, including acoustical sciences, applications of acoustics, and careers in acoustics.


ASA Webinar Schedule

14 January 2021 – 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST

Patricia K. Kuhl
University of Washington, Seattle
Developmental Speech Perception:
Forging Ahead on Models and Mechanisms

Linda Polka, McGill University
Matthew Masapollo, University of Florida


18 February 2021 – 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST

Scott D. Pfeiffer
Threshold Acoustics LLC, Chicago, IL

Experiential Design, Evolutionary Influence, and Spaces for Human Connection:
Learning to leverage our access to great design to make change

Lily M. Wang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lauren Ronsse, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


18 March 2021 – 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT

Cynthia F. Moss
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Auditory Attention in Echolocating Bats


James M. Simmons, Brown University
Michaela Warnecke, Facebook Reality Labs Research

15 April 2021 – 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT

Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp
The Concept of Soundscape and its Intervention in Psychoacoustics and the Detection of Noise Effects

Bennett M. Brooks, Brooks Acoustics Corporation
Keely Siebein, Siebein Associates


13 May 2021 – 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT

Matthew Dzieciuch

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA
Arctic Climate Change: Can it be Measured with Acoustics?

Jon Collis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Joseph Edwards, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


A June webinar will not be scheduled.

Acoustics in Focus, ASA’s spring 2021 meeting, will be held 8-10 June 2021 which includes a full-range of topics on acoustics plus two

Keynote Lectures.  Please visit the Acoustics in Focus webpage for details.


15 July 2021 – 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT

Andrew J. Oxenham
University of Minnesota
Perception and Neural Coding of Pitch for Speech and Music

Moderators: To be announced
Registration information for the July Webinar will be distributed by in early July.  ASA nonmembers are welcome.
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