LINGUIST List 19.1878

Fri Jun 13 2008

Confs: Phonetics/Canada

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        1.    Kimary Shahin, Acoustics Week in Canada

Message 1: Acoustics Week in Canada
Date: 12-Jun-2008
From: Kimary Shahin <>
Subject: Acoustics Week in Canada
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Acoustics Week in Canada

Date: 06-Oct-2008 - 08-Oct-2008 Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada Contact: Murray Hodgson Contact Email: Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

Meeting Description:

Acoustics Week in Canada 2008, the annual conference of the Canadian Acoustical Association, will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia from 6 to 8 October 2008. This is the premier Canadian acoustical event of the year, and is being held in beautiful, vibrant Vancouver, making it an event that you do not want to miss. The conference will include three days of plenary lectures, technical sessions on a wide range of areas of acoustics, the CAA Annual General Meeting, an equipment exhibition, and the conference banquet and other social events.

Acoustics Week in Canada 2008 will be held at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites [], in the dynamic West End of downtown Vancouver, steps from the beach at English Bay, walking distance to beautiful Stanley Park and trendy Robson Street, near Granville Island and Chinatown. Participants registering with the hotel before 5 September 2008 will receive the reduced room rate of $129/night (single or double). Stay at the conference hotel to be near all activities and your colleagues, and to help make the conference a financial success, to the benefit of all CAA members.

Each day of the conference will begin with a plenary lecture:

Stan Dosso, University of Victoria Studying the Sea with Sound John Esling, University of Victoria Origins of Constricted Voice Quality: --First Sounds of Speech Barry Truax, Simon Fraser University Micro to Macro--Composing: Microsound and Soundscapes

Special sessions consisting of invited and contributed papers are on topics including:

Acoustical Consulting--Current Challenges/Future Opportunities Architectural and Classroom Acoustics Auditory Scene Analysis Biomedical Acoustics Environmental Noise/Vibration First Nations Languages Acoustics Green Building Acoustics Occupational Noise Occupational Noise Standards Psychological Acoustics Second Language Acquisition Acoustics Sound Absorbing Materials Speech Perception and Automatic Speech Recognition Speech Production and Speech Disorders Thermoacoustics Underwater Acoustics Vibroacoustics

The conference will include a one-day exhibition of acoustical equipment and products on Tuesday, 7 October 2008. If you are an equipment supplier interested in participating in the exhibition, please contact the Exhibition Coordinator as soon as possible.

The conference will begin on Monday morning with an opening ceremony and welcome by Elder Larry Grant, Musqueam Indian Band ( On Monday evening, a reception will be held for all delegates, followed by a visit to Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Vancouver, where acoustical consultant Michael Noble, BKL will discuss renovations to improve the Cathedral's acoustical environment, after which delegates will experience the acoustics during an organ recital.

The participation of students is strongly encouraged. Travel subsidies and reduced registration fees will be available. A hotel room-sharing program will be available to reduce costs. Student presenters are eligible to win prizes for the best presentations at the conference.

Following are the deadlines for submission of abstracts, and of two-page summaries for publication in the proceedings issue of Canadian Acoustics.

Submission of abstracts: 13 June 2008 Notification of abstract acceptance: 20 June 2008 Submission of two-page summaries: 10 July 2008

Publication of two-page summaries is conditional on registration.

Details of registration fees and the registration form are available on the conference website. Early registration at a reduced fee is available until 5 September 2008.