ASA Invites Media to Acoustics Meeting in Ottawa, May 13-17

ASA Invites Media to Acoustics Meeting in Ottawa, May 13-17

13/05/2024 - 17/05/2024 American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Location: Ottawa
Address Shaw Centre/Westin Ottawa Hote

OTTAWA, Ontario, April 12, 2024 – The Acoustical Society of America and the Canadian Acoustical Association are co-hosting a joint meeting May 13-17 at the Shaw Centre/Westin Ottawa Hotel. ASA186 aligns with Acoustics Week in Canada and the meeting will offer in-person sessions throughout the week and livestreamed press conferences Tuesday, May 14.

This scientific conference brings together interdisciplinary groups of acoustics professionals, spanning many fields, including physics, medicine, music, psychology, wildlife biology, and engineering, to discuss the latest advancements. While in Ottawa, experts will present recent work on topics that include American hockey players adopting Canadian accents, scientists using ultrasound to help turtles with the bends, and AI-based headphones fine-tuning human hearing. Conference highlights can be found on social media by searching the #ASA186 hashtag.

Reporters are invited to attend in-person sessions at no cost (registration details below).

Media are also encouraged to participate in a series of press conferences featuring a selection of newsworthy sessions on Tuesday, May 14. Media may register to join the press conferences virtually or in person. Times and topics will be announced in the coming weeks, and journalists may pre-register at

--------------------- SAMPLING OF INTERESTING SESSIONS --------------------
  • 1aBAa2 - Releasing Genetic Biomarkers from Cells and Tissues with Ultrasound
  • 1pBAa12 - Analysis of gas evolution in the heart, liver and kidney of turtles presenting with gas embolic pathology based on ultrasonography
  • 2pAAa8 - An analysis and retrofit of the acoustics at Image Creators Health and Beauty Salon
  • 2aMU4 - Power and good music: The Indigenous southern plains flute tradition
  • 3aAB9 - Characteristics of courtship calls that could provide clues to physiological state or genetics of the emperor penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri: a case study of analysis using the Teager-Kaiser energy operator
  • 4aPP8 - Enhancing sarcasm detection through multimodal data integration: A proposal for augmenting audio with text and emoticon
  • 4aSCa2 - Acoustics and ice hockey: the sociophonetic impact of Canadian English on American-Born players
  • 4aPA6 - Sensing viscous acoustic flow: using spider silk to hear
  • 4pID2 - AI-based headphones for augmenting human hearing
More information on these and all other meeting sessions is available via ASA's meeting page and in the technical program.

13/05/2024 - 17/05/2024 American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Regions: North America, United States, Canada
Keywords: Science, Physics, Applied science, Technology, Humanities, Linguistics


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