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Acoustics Virtually Everywhere (AVE)
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Acoustics Virtually Everywhere
7-11 December 2020

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Acoustics Virtually Everywhere
The 179th Meeting of the
Acoustical Society of America

7-11 December 2020
(Note new dates)

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Student Design Competition

The Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics with support from the Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund and The Wenger Foundation, is sponsoring a student design competition to be judged as part of Acoustics Virtually Everywhere, the 179th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America,  December 7-11, 2020.

The Student Design Competition is intended to encourage students in the disciplines of Architecture, Engineering, Physics and other curriculums that involve building design and/or acoustics to express their knowledge of architectural acoustics and noise control in a schematic design of a facility in which acoustical considerations are of primary importance.

Since the 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America has been moved to December 7-11, 2020 and is now complete virtual, a revision to the 2020 Student Design Competition Announcement with the new timeline has been issued on October 4, 2020. Teams must register by November 16, 2020, and final entries are due electronically by 1:00 PM CST on Monday, November 30, 2020. 

Please see the full announcement (updated October 4, 2020) for more information.

Hot Topics

A “Hot Topics” session sponsored by the Tutorials, Short Courses, and Hot Topics Committee will cover the fields of Architectural Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, and Psychological and Physiological Acoustics.

Effective Negotiation and Difficult Conversations Skills and Strategies

This workshop is aimed at helping participants to develop their skills and learn strategies for effective negotiation and for navigating difficult conversations in general. The ability to communicate effectively towards achieving desired outcomes is a valued skill that can be learned and practiced. Those who invest in practicing and improving these skills benefit greatly, as well as the teams and communities in which they participate. This session will present negotiation strategies and have attendees practice navigating difficult conversations towards achieving productive results.

The workshop is presented by Dr. Lily Wang, Associate Dean for Faculty and Inclusion in the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and Past-President of the Acoustical Society of America. Dr. Wang was selected for the Big Ten Academic Alliance’s Academic Leadership Program in 2013-14 and has led faculty and graduate student professional development sessions since 2013. She does not claim to have achieved mastery of these skills; difficult conversations will still be difficult, but as presented in this workshop, practice and self-reflection can help each of us to improve our collaborative principled negotiation skills.

The workshop schedule will be announced later. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Tessa Bent (

Ouch! That Stereotype Hurt!

Research shows that we all have implicit biases. This hands-on workshop will help participants to understand the impacts of stereotypes as well as assist them in acquiring skills for speaking up when encountering bias incidents. This workshop contributes to the Society’s commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion among its members.

The workshop schedule will be announced later. If you have any questions, please contact Tessa Bent (

Open Meetings of Technical Committees

Technical Committees will hold open meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. These are working, collegial meetings. Much of the work of the ASA 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.


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