81st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

Seattle, Washington — 29 November – 3 December 2021


Seattle Washington (in person!)


29 November –3 December 2021


ASA meetings bring together students, researchers, and professionals to share knowledge and exchange ideas on acoustics both in the USA and worldwide. Students are welcome to attend the entire meeting, or just spend a day attending sessions or social events. Key events are advertised below!


Attending an ASA meeting is a great way to jump-start or advance your acoustics career, interact with professional acousticians, and to learn more about acoustics in general.


You can register for the meeting ahead of time or onsite, but pre-registration (see below) will get you a discounted registration fee! Being a student member further discounts your fees. Student transportation subsidies are also offered to offset travel costs. You can register for the meeting online.


ASA Members $625 $725
Undergraduate Students (with current Student ID) $25 $25
ASA Student Members (with current Student ID) $125 $175
Nonmember Students (with current Student ID) $150 $250

COVID-19 Info

ASA has decided that all participants at the in-person Seattle ASA meeting, including presenters, attendees, exhibitors, staff, accompanying persons, and local support staff will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

A statement requesting registrants to affirm that they and all of their accompanying guests are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 has been added as a question to the registration site. It will not be possible to register yourself or your accompanying persons unless the registrant can affirm that they and their accompany guests are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. The Washington State policies regarding the wearing of masks will be followed during the meeting.

ASA decided to add this requirement for attendance at the meeting to provide a safe environment for meeting participants. ASA is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will share updates when new information becomes available.


9 August – Abstract submission: See the meeting website for details, submit here!

15 October – Dependent care subsidies:  The Committee on Women in Acoustics (WIA) sponsors Dependent Care Subsidies to help offset dependent care costs associated with attending the Seattle ASA meeting. See the meeting website for details.

25 October – Room share registration: ASA coordinates a room sharing program for meeting attendees. Sign up by sending your name, telephone number, e-mail address, gender, and smoker or nonsmoker preference to asa@acousticalsociety.org

25 October – Preregistration:  A discount is given to students who register before the preregistration deadline. See the meeting website for more details.

25 October – ASA Student Transportation Subsidy Application: For students who need help defraying the cost of attending ASA Seattle, a student travel subsidy is available. See the meeting website for more details.

5 November – Hotel reservations at discounted rate: Hotel reservations must be made by this date to receive the discounted rate for ASA Chicago attendees.

First-Time Attendee Orientation

Learn more about the student-oriented activities and opportunities available at ASA Seattle and get oriented to the who, what, and where of the ASA.

Time: 5:00 – 5:30 pm, Monday, November 29

Room: Elwha A (5th floor)

More info here!

Student Meet and Greet

Meet fellow students from a variety of acoustics-related disciplines. Light snacks included! 

Time: 5:30 – 6:45, Monday, November 29

Room Change: 7th Floor Foyer

More info here!

Student Outing

Grab dinner and/or drinks and socialize with other students. We’ll meet after the Student Meet and Greet to walk over from the conference Hotel.

Time: 7:00 pm,                  Monday, November 29

Location: Garage Billiards and Bowl

Student Reception

A laid-back opportunity to meet with fellow students in the ASA — free food and a drink included! Sponsored by the ASA and supported by the National Council of Acoustical Consultants, it’s a great networking opportunity!

Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm, Wednesday, December 1

Room: Regency A

More info here!