Early Career Acousticians Retreat (EAR) 2022

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) seeks to engage and foster members by hosting the Early-Career Acousticians Retreat (EAR) 2022! EAR is a two-day workshop for early career professionals in the field of acoustics focused on career development and networking. The workshop will allow you to connect and socialize with your fellow early career acousticians as well as more senior members of the Society. You will learn more about the Society. Several workshops and roundtables will be held focused on collaboration, communication skills, leadership, and other topics to support your career development.


Registration for all EAR 2022 participants will be $100. Registration includes all workshops and other activities as well as three meals. Travel reimbursements of $500 that can support lodging and transportation will be available for 30 registrants.


The workshop will be held at the Grant Hyatt Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, beginning on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. and ending on Sunday, December 4th, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.


Apply for EAR here. Applicants must be within 10 years of their last degree and not currently a student. Applications are due 30 September 2022 by 5:00 p.m. EST.


For questions about EAR, contact Tessa Bent (tbent@iu.edu), Martin Lawless (mlawless@sunymaritime.edu), Kimberly Riegel (riegelk@farmingdale.edu) or Evelyn Hoglund (hoglund.1@osu.edu).


Saturday, December 3

Lunch on your own

12:30 – 1:30 PM – Check in

1:30 – 3:00 PM – Speed networking with early career members

3:00 – 3:30 PM – Structure of the ASA and how to get involved

3:30 – 4:00 PM – Break

4:00 – 6:00 PM – Leadership Workshop (Krystal Clark, M.Ed.)

6:00 – 7:30 PM – Dinner

Informal outing (optional)


Sunday, December 4

Breakfast on your own

10:30 – 12:00 PM – Collaboration Workshop (Dr. Andrew Benard)

12:00 – 1:30 PM – Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 PM – Handling and Giving Feedback Workshop (Dr. Subha Maruvada)

3:00 – 3:30 PM – Coffee Break

3:30 – 5:00 PM – Mentoring roundtables with senior Society members (Sample topics: imposter syndrome, advocating for yourself, negotiating for success, change dynamics, establishing a writing routine, work-life balance)

5:00 – 5:30 PM – Group picture

5:30 – 6:00 PM – Break

6:00 – 7:30 PM – Dinner with senior Society members (Sample discussion topics: grant writing, finding clients, defining a research program, publishing, career planning, mentorship)

8:00 – 10:00 PM – Presidential reception


Thursday, December 8

Informal outing (optional)


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