Public Release: 

Save the date: Leading acoustics meeting in Minneapolis May 7-11, 2018

Acoustical Society of America

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 6, 2018 -- Science promises to sound more exciting than ever at this year's Acoustical Society of America meeting. Presenters will reveal the latest in acoustics research with insight into topics like how new materials could control acoustic waves, improving audio in virtual reality, acoustic levitation, and how certain insects use acoustics to attract a mate, as well as much more.

The meeting will be held May 7-11, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Over 900 abstracts were submitted for the meeting dealing with sound and its applications in physics, engineering, medicine, linguistics, psychology, ecology and more. Reporters are invited to attend in person for free. Please see more details below.

Journalists may also remotely access meeting information with ASA's World Wide Press Room, which will go live once the meeting begins, and host the latest press releases as well as approximately 40 lay language articles about work to be presented. Live media webcasts featuring a selection of newsworthy research will take place during the meeting. Time and topics will be announced soon.

For more information about the ASA 2018 meeting in Minneapolis, visit


----------------------- MORE MEETING INFORMATION -----------------------


Main meeting website:

Technical program:

Hotel bookings:

Press Room:


In the coming weeks, ASA's World Wide 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.


A press briefing featuring will be webcast live from the conference Monday, May 7, 2018, in room Lakeshore C of the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Register at to watch the live webcast. The schedule will be posted here 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

Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.