The International Year of Sound (IYS 2020)

The International Year of Sound is a global initiative to highlight the importance of sound and re­lated sciences and technologies for all in society. The International Year of Sound will consist of co­ordinated activities on regional, national and international levels. These activities will aim to stimu­late the understanding throughout the world of the important role that sound plays in all aspects of our society. As well, these activities will also encourage an understanding of the need for the control of noise in nature, in the built environment, and in the workplace.

Inspired by the achievements of La Semaine du Son (The Week of Sound), and following naturally as an important contribution to UNESCO Resolution 39 C/49 25 September 2017 on “The Importance of Sound in Today’s World: Promoting Best Practices”, the International Commission for Acoustics (ICA) is mobilizing its Member Societies and International Affiliates to promote best practices in sound during the year of 2020 to create an International Year of Sound (IYS 2020).

Some details about the IYS 2020, the background, the structuring, the opportunities for sponsorship, can be found in the May 2019 Newsletter from the ICA President.