The Art of Being a Consultant

20 April - 20 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.


The speakers will present on how they got to where they are in acoustics, talk about their past experiences and provide useful information on how to be the best in your chosen career.


09:30      Registration and refreshments
09:50      Welcome & introduction – Meeting Chair, Josie Nixon, Early Careers Group Chair
Session 1
10:10      What is acoustics consultancy?
David Boaden, Managing Consultant, AIRO
10:35     Negotiating Contracts
Mark Murphy, Principal Acoustician, Experience Studios
11:00     Refreshments
Session 2
11:30     Doing the Job
Russell Richardson, Director, RBA Acoustics
11:55     IOA Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in consultancy
Angela Lamacraft, Senior Consultant, Sustainable Acoustics
12:20     Working with Teams
Mike Hewett, Principal Acoustician, Acoustical Control Engineers & Consultants
12:45     Lunch
Session 3

13:45    Writing the Report

Stephen Turner, Director, ST Acoustics
14:10      Quality issues
Ed Clarke, Director, Clarke Saunders Associates
14:35     Refreshments
Session 4
15:00      Rules of the Game – the Ethics of Consultancy
Robert Adnitt, Director, Adnitt Acoustics
15:25      Gaining Professional Recognition, CPD – why it matters
Rachel Canham, Director, Walker Beak Mason
15:50      Discussion Session
16:30      Close and drinks at the bar
Posted on 17th March 2023 in Early Career, Events