11-12 OCTOBER 2021



Accommodation can be booked direct with the Crown Plaza Hotel, call reservations on 012444 899900 or 01244 899931 to make your reservation, rooms are XX.XX B&B and will be available at this rate until XXXX, after this date the rate may vary.


Car parking at the hotel is complimentary, subject to availability. Delegates must register their cars on arrival. Once the hotel car park is full, there is a pay and display car park on the first floor level, and another car park across the road from the hotel.


IOA Key Sponsors: Key Sponsor benefits include free exhibition space at this conference and 1 person attending the conference and dinner for free. Extra exhibitors or delegates should register at sponsor rate £XXX.00 per person for two days which includes the dinner or £XXX.00 for one day, for day delegates dinner can be booked separately. Key Sponsors can also include an insert in the delegate bags.

IOA Sponsors: Sponsor benefits include either

(1)   reduced rate exhibition space which includes one free person attending the conference and dinner £XXX.00. Extra exhibitors or delegates should register at the sponsor rate £XXX.00 for 2 days or £XXX.00 for one day, for day delegates dinner can be booked separately. Sponsors can also include an insert in the delegate bags.

and/ or (2)  Sponsors can register one free person, there is a special box for this on the booking form.

Exhibitors: Exhibition fee which includes space and 1 free person including dinner £XXX.00. Extra exhibitors or delegates should register at members rate £XXX.00 per person. Exhibitors can include an insert in the delegate bag.

The exhibition spaces will be allocated on a first-come-first served basis. Each exhibitor will have a 6ft tressle table and chairs, and access to electrical power. We will have some table covers and extensipn leads if needed.

Set up and Break down times  will be posted shortly.


By Air

The nearest airports to Chester & Cheshire are Manchester International and Liverpool John Lennon, which are both about 40 minutes by road.

By Road

Main motorway links to Chester & Cheshire are through the M6, M56 and M53. 

By Rail

Chester is now only two hours from London where you can connect to local Arriva Trains services to the North Wales Coast. Crewe is the northern hub of the rail network with regular connecting services throughout the region. There are inward services from London, Scotland, Derby, Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Travelling to Chester & Cheshire by rail is an easy, relaxing, experience, with high speed trains leaving London every hour for Cheshire’s main line stations. Virgin Train's Best Fare Finder will give you the best value fares to Cheshire if you are flexible about when you can travel.

One of the best ways to see Cheshire is to do so by train. If travelling from the Wirral or Merseyside area, Merseyrail operates regular services to Chester. To book online or just to view Merseyrail schedules, visit the Merseyrail website 

Trainline is Europe’s leading train and coach app. Trainline work with 207 rail and coach companies to offer their customers travel to thousands of destinations in and across 44 countries in Europe.

If you’re looking to get out in to other parts of Chester & Cheshire, services operate daily across the region. To view more information, or plan your route, visit the Cheshire by Train website.

To check fares, train times and to book tickets visit National Rail Enquires

For hourly trains to and from Manchester and Chester throughout the day from Monday to Saturday and every two hours on Sunday plus the popular Music Trains visit The Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership




Cancellations are payable in full. In most cases it will be possible to transfer your registration to another person.


This rate applies to any member who is 35 or under, or in the first 5 years of their careers.


The registration form allows you to choose Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free diets, if you have any other requirements please email

HEARING ASSISTANCE : please email for information

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: please email for information

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO: Please note that photographs and/or video may be used for Institute of Acoustics publicity/marketing.

SPEAKERS: please not that some presentations may be recorded and placed on the IOA YouTube account.

Copyright. Papers that have been published in the IOA proceedings may be used by the authors for secondary purposes and published elsewhere. The source of the article has to be acknowledged and a link - if available, to the DOI of the article.

DISCLAIMER: Any views or opinions expressed on any matters by the presenters or participants during or in connection with this presentation are solely the views of the authors of the respective comments and/or opinions and must not be taken to be the views of IOA or any other organisation. IOA makes no representations, warranties or assurances concerning any information provided in these presentations and accepts no responsibility for the content and/or accuracy.





16 May 2021   through   18 May 2021
Trinity Street
Chester, CH1 2BD

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