Save the date: ASA Fall Meeting 2013 in San Francisco, Calif., Dec. 2-6

November 08, 2013

Nov. 8, 2013 - The sizzle of melting polar ice, the deafening roar of a Formula 1 engine, and the mechanics of tongue twister trip-ups will feature alongside killer whales' night-time hunting ploys, the acoustics of disco dining, and efforts to squelch the squeak of subway wheels at a major international meeting on the science of sound in San Francisco, Calif.

The 166th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), to be held Dec. 2-6, 2013, at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, will feature more than 1,100 presentations on sound and its applications in physics, engineering, and medicine. Reporters are invited to attend in person for free (see details below).

Journalists may also remotely access meeting information with ASA's World Wide Press Room, which will go live one week before the conference begins.

For descriptions of all presentations, see the ASA Fall 2013 program at http://asa2013.abstractcentral.com/planner.jsp.

USEFUL LINKS

Main meeting website: http://acousticalsociety.org/meetings/san_francisco
Itinerary planner and technical program: http://asa2013.abstractcentral.com/planner.jsp
Hotel site: http://www.sanfrancisco.hilton.com

WORLD WIDE PRESS ROOM

In the coming weeks, ASA's World Wide Press Room (http://www.acoustics.org/press) will be updated with additional tips on dozens of newsworthy stories and with lay-language papers, which are 300-1200 word summaries of presentations written by scientists for a general audience and accompanied by photos, audio, and video.

PRESS REGISTRATION

We will grant free registration to credentialed journalists and professional freelance journalists. If you are a reporter and would like to attend, contact Jason Bardi (jbardi@aip.org, 240-535-4954), who can also help with setting up interviews and obtaining images, sound clips, or background information.

LIVE MEDIA WEBCAST

A press briefing featuring a selection of newsworthy research will be webcast live from the conference. Date and time to be announced.
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This news release was prepared for the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) by the American Institute of Physics (AIP).

ABOUT THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Its 7,000 members worldwide represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (the world's leading journal on acoustics), Acoustics Today magazine, ECHOES newsletter, books, and standards on acoustics. The society also holds two major scientific meetings each year. For more information about ASA, visit our website at http://www.acousticalsociety.org.

Contacts:
Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
(240) 535-4954

Jennifer Lauren Lee
jlee@aip.org
(301) 209-3099

American Institute of Physics

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