Chair : Mr Daniel Saunders MIOA

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The Southern Branch was established with the aim of providing a local connection between the IOA and organisation members.

Branch meetings are held to provide informative presentations and debates on a wide range of topics related to acoustics.  We aim to hold around six evening meetings per year, with an AGM in January.  Typically a meeting is held every six to eight weeks, accounting for seasonal breaks and venues are orientated but generally focus around the M3 corridor.

Topics and speakers are typically selected by committee members.  If, however, there is demand for a particular discipline to be covered, the committee can incorporate any ideas and suggestions in the annual schedule.

The meetings are free, with tea and coffee provided and registration is requested via online ticketing system.  With attendance normally ranging from anything between 20 and 50, the meetings also offer a fantastic opportunity to meet and socialise with other people having an interest in acoustics.  Attendees often continue discussions in a local pub/curry house, providing further networking opportunity.

Should there be a topic or speaker you would like to see incorporated into the schedule, please do not hesitate to contact the IOA at

CPD certification is available upon request for all Southern Branch events.

If you would like further information regarding Southern Branch activities or have an interest in getting involved, please contact the Chair using the above email address.