The Art of Being a Acoustician

21 April - 21 April 2023

The Little Ship Club, London

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The IOA ECG has joined up with UKAN+ EC SIG to create a special two-day conference.

The IOA Early Careers Group has joined with UKAN+ Early Careers Special Interest Group to create a special two-day conference. If you have registered for The Art of Being a Consultant you can attend The Art of Being an Acoustician for FREE.

The Art of Being a Consultant on Thursday 20 April 2023 is aimed at future acousticians looking to join, or who have recently joined the acoustic consultancy world. The day will explore what being an acoustic consultant is, how you do the job and the rules around consultancy.

The Art of Being an Acoustician on Friday 21 April 2023 is aimed at acousticians remaining in acoustic academia, research and policy making.

Speakers have been divided into three sessions: senior acousticians, currently employed and finally early careers. The speakers will give short 20 minute talks, on the topic of career development and a challenging/interesting project they have worked on, followed by panel discussion, during which attendees can ask questions of the speakers.

At the close of the event there will be time for one-to-one networking. The event will close with a celebration with drinks and nibbles.


10:00     Registration and refreshments

10:30     Welcome and Introduction – Chair, Stephen Dance, London South Bank University

10.:40    Senior Acousticians

Ken Marriott, Independent Consultant

Professor Richard Caster, Dean of Imperial College

Professor Stephen Dance, London South Bank University and Advisor to the Royal Opera House

12:00     Panel Discussion

12:30     Lunch

13:20     Current Acousticians

Dr Benjamin Fenech, Pubic Health England

Adam Spencer, Policy at Ministry for Levelling up, Housing and Communities

Dr Bradford Backus, Oticon and Entrepreneur

14:40     Panel Discussion

15:10     Refreshments

15:30     Early Career Acousticians

Gareth Davies, Holoplot.com

Dr Lin Wang, Early Career Co-lead for UKAN, Assistant Professor, Queen Mary University

Josie Nixon, HA Environmental, Acoustic Consultant and IOA Early Career Group Chair

16:30     Panel Discussion during which attendees can ask questions of the speakers

17.00     One-to-one networking, the event will close a celebration with drinks and nibbles

Posted on 28th January 2023 in Early Careers Group, Events, Specialist Interest Groups