Schedule for ASA Press Conferences with Live Webcasts from San Diego

SAN DIEGO, November 27, 2019 — Press conferences for the 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Hospitality Suite 3103 of the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego.

The morning and afternoon press conferences will focus on research into sounds from virtual reality to the deep ocean and making music from tiny atoms and 3D printing. In addition, 2020 will be celebrated as the International Year of Sound, and a kickoff event will take place during the meeting.

To register via email and watch live online, please visit this page. Videos of sessions will be available by request to the media line ( after Dec. 5.

SCHEDULE OF PRESS CONFERENCES FOR DEC. 3 (Note: All press conference times are in Pacific Time.)

9:30–10:00 a.m. PT

  • Jerry Huang (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) – Deployable Human-Scale Immersive Virtual Environments? (Session: “Audiovisual system design and content creation for immersive virtual environments with deployable panoramic display,” 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, Windsor Room)
  • Keeta Jones (Acoustical Society of America) – ASA, CDC Plan Revamp of Sound-Related Wikipedia Pages for International Year of Sound 2020 (Session: “Using Wikipedia to promote acoustics knowledge for the International Year of Sound 2020,” 8:35 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, Carousel Room)
  • Xiaouy Niu (University of Chinese Academy) – Can 3D Printing Musical Instruments Produce Better Sound Than Traditional Instruments? (Session: “A comparison on sound quality of PLA 3-D printing Ukulele and single board wooden Ukulele,” 9:00 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, Coronet Room)

11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon PT

  • Costas Arvanitis (Georgia Institute of Technology) – Improving Drug Delivery for Brain Tumor Treatment (Session: “Controlled drug delivery and release in brain tumors with focused ultrasound,” 11:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 2, Hanover Room)
  • Benoit Tallon (French National Center for Scientific Research) – Fish Scattering Sound Waves Has Impact on Aquaculture (Session: “Mesoscopic wave physics in a dense fish school,” 8:45 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6, Wilder Room)
  • Catherine de Groot-Hedlin (University of California at San Diego) – Stormquakes: Powerful Storms Cause Seafloor Tremors (Session: “Stormquakes: Tracing the path of ocean storms through the solid earth,” 9:10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6, Empress Room)

1:00–2:00 p.m. PT

  • Jill Linz (Skidmore College) – Atom Music Lets Listeners Experience Atomic World Through Sound (Session: Atom music: exploring the atomic world through sound,” 9:15 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, Coronet Room)
  • Brooke Kidner (University of Southern California) – Finding Meaning in ‘Rick and Morty,’ One Burp at a Time (Session: “Acoustic characteristics of belching in speech,” 8:00 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, Crown Room)




Main meeting website:
Technical program:
Press Room:


In the coming weeks, ASA’s Worldwide Press Room will be updated with additional tips on dozens of newsworthy stories and with lay language papers, which are 300-500 word summaries of presentations written by scientists for a general audience and accompanied by photos, audio and video. You can visit the site during the meeting at


We will grant free registration to credentialed journalists and professional freelance journalists. If you are a reporter and would like to attend, contact the AIP Media Line at 301-209-3090. For urgent requests, staff at can also help with setting up interviews and obtaining images, sound clips or background information.


Press briefings will be webcast live from the conference Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Hospitality Suite 3103 of the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. Register at to watch the live webcast. The schedule will be posted at the same site as soon as it is available.


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, books, and standards on acoustics. The society also holds two major scientific meetings each year. For more information about ASA, visit our website at


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