ACOUSTICS 2024 12 - 13 September 2024 Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University


50th Anniversary Conference
12 - 13 September 2024
Manchester Metropolitan University
Business School, All Saints Campus,
Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH

 This conference will be held over two days, with the sessions organised by the IOA Specialist Groups. In collaboration with UKAN+, CIEH and REHIS.

Authors will be notified of acceptance in May 2024.

Full papers will be required by Monday 19 August 2024. All oral and poster presenters will be invited to submit a paper for the proceedings.  




Satellite event before Acoustics 2024

Quiet Drones Symposium
8-11 September 2024

11 September 2024

details tbc

12 September 2024

details tbc


The exhibition will form an integral part of the conference making networking easy and providing you with access to all attendees.

To ensure maximum exposure for you all refreshments breaks will be held in the exhibition area. The Exhibition will be open on both days.

Set up and break down information will be sent once you have booked your space.

Included in the cost:

1 x Table, L120cm x W60cm, tablecloth (if needed), chairs and access to power.

The fee includes 1 person attending the conference and includes lunch, refreshments and the conference dinner.

Any colleagues should register as a delegate at the Members Rate.

The tables provided by Manchester Metropolitan University Business School are smaller than the 6ft tables we have used before, please note the smaller size available to each exhibitor.



The Institute of Acoustics is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and so we would like any sponsored items to include the 50th Anniversary Logo. The charge for sponsored items will be £300 inc VAT. You will be required to send in your proof copy for approval before production. Quantity is expected to be 200.

The items we are suggesting are listed below

Mugs, pens, pencils, pads, napkins, conference bags, water bottle, coasters, travel thermos mug
But we are open to alternative ideas.

If you are interested in sponsoring any of these items please contact the Linda Canty to book, these items can’t be booked online.



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Marketing Manchester Convention Bureau is the official accommodation provider for  ACOUSTICS 2024.
All rooms are held on an on-line system, allowing you to book and secure your own accommodation using either pro-forma invoices or credit/debit card. If you require any assistance with your reservation, support is available via the Accommodation Booking Team.
To book accommodation for this event, please use the following link:

Negotiated delegate rates will be available to book until the end of the day on 15th August 2024 so please book as soon as possible to guarantee a room.

If you have any queries about the website, please contact Marketing Manchester Convention Bureau.

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Cancellations are payable in full. In most cases it will be possible to transfer your registration to another person. If you book to attend in person and switch to online you will not be eligible for a refund.

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

ACCESSIBILITY: The IOA are committed to accessibility, please outline your needs so that we can support you. please email

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

SPEAKERS: please note 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.



12 September 2024 to 13 September 2024