19.1878, Confs: Phonetics/Canada

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Subject: 19.1878, Confs: Phonetics/Canada

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Date: 12-Jun-2008
From: Kimary Shahin < kns3 at sfu.ca >
Subject: Acoustics Week in Canada


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Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 13:08:12
From: Kimary Shahin [kns3 at sfu.ca]
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: mhodgson at interchange.ubc.ca 
Meeting URL: http://www.caa-aca.ca/old_site/conferences/Vancouver2008/index_e.html 

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 
[http://www.coasthotels.com/hotels/canada/bc/vancouver/coast_plaza/overview], 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

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 
Underwater Acoustics 

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
(http://www.musqueam.bc.ca/Home.html). 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.

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