Midlands Branch

Acoustic Design for Stadia/Venues for Fan Engagement, Sound Quality & Event Sound Management - A presentation by Jim Griffiths FIOA, Director at Vanguardia Tuesday 12 December 2018 at 6pm for 6.30pm start Lecture Theatre T008, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB


Midlands Branch Evening Meeting & AGM
Acoustic Design for Stadia/Venues for Fan Engagement, Sound Quality & Event Sound Management
Jim Griffiths FIOA, Director at Vanguardia                                                                    
Tuesday 12 December 2018: 18:00 for an 18:30 Start
Lecture Theatre T008, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1GB


Jim, along with a small team of senior colleagues, established Vanguardia in May 2006. Vanguardia are now an established, leading acoustic consultancy with widely-recognised expertise in acoustic design for stadia and large auditoria and event sound management.

Jim’s career in acoustics spans more than 30 years including 14 years as Director of Acoustics for Capita Symonds.

Jim’s presentation will draw on his hands-on experience of projects including Wembley Stadium and the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium. He may also have one or two interesting stories to tell arising from the more than 1000 music events for which he was responsible for sound management and control.

The meeting will be followed by the IOA Midlands Branch AGM which will be extremely brief.  

Attendance is free, no need to book, everyone welcome.  CPD certificates are provided.  As is traditional for IOA Midlands Branch meetings those attending are cordially invited for a meal at a suitable restaurant after the meeting. If you plan to attend please could you email fiona.rogerson@arup.com so that we have an idea of numbers.

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25 January

Wildlife recording – Sound Installation from the Journey South

Chris Watson

Wolverhampton Uni (Walsall Campus)

15 February

Architectural Acoustics – Special considerations for gymnasiums and swimming pools

Gary Hall (Embelton)

Derby University


Please visit the IOA website for further information about all Midlands Branch activities.

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12 December 2017   through   7:00 PM
Derby University
Lecture Theatre T008, Kedleston Road
Derby, DE22 1GB
United Kingdom

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