The Art of Being a Consultant

21 March 2024

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

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UKAN+ and IOA Early Careers Group

The IOA Early Careers Group has joined up with UKAN+ Early Career SIG to create a special two-day conference; if you register to attend the Art of Being a Consultant you can attend for FREE the Art of Being an Acoustician on Friday 22 March by ticking the box on the registration form.

The Art of being a Consultant 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 to do the job and the rules around consultancy.

The Art of being an Acoustician is aimed at acousticians remaining in acoustics academic research and policy making.

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  – Daniela Filipe, Director, DFC
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, Managing Director, Acoustical Control Engineers & Consultants
12:45 Lunch
Session 3
13:45 Writing the Report – Stephen Turner, Director, ST Acoustics and Immediate Past-President – Institute of 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  – Paul Shields, Senior Lecturer, University of Derby
15:50 Discussion Session
16:30 End and visit to the Pub
Event Fee(s)
Students £50.00
IOA & UKAN+ Early Careers £50.00
Researchers £50.00
IOA & UKAN+ Members £192.00
Non-Members £316.00
IOA Sponsors £154.00
The Art of Being An Acoustician £0.00
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Posted on 6th February 2024 in Early Career, Events, Early Careers Group