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178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

San Diego, California — 2-6 December 2019

Schedule changes for ASA San Diego were made due to the possibility of inclement weather on Tuesday/Wednesday. Check your email or the ASA Students post about these schedule changes.


San Diego, California


2-6 December 2019


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 $560 $660
Undergraduate Students (with current Student ID) $25 $25
ASA Student Members (with current Student ID) $100 $150
Nonmember Students (with current Student ID) $200 $250



July 8, 2019 – Abstract submission: See the meeting website for details, submit here!

October 15, 2019 – ASA Young Investigator Travel Grant Application:  Those who have completed their doctorate in the past five years, are not currently students, plan to present at ASA San Diego, and have not previously received the award are eligible to apply. See the meeting website for details.

October 28, 2019 – 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

October 28, 2019 – Preregistration:  A discount is given to students who register before the preregistration deadline. See the meeting website for more details.

October 28, 2019 – ASA Student Transportation Subsidy Application: For students who need help defraying the cost of attending ASA San Diego, a student travel subsidy is available. See the meeting website for more details.

November 8, 2019 – Hotel reservations at discounted rate: Hotel reservations must be made by this date to receive the discounted rate for ASA San Diego attendees.

Student Grants and Fellowships Panel

The Student Council is hosting a Student Grants and Fellowships Panel at ASA San Diego. Attendees will learn from a diverse set of panelists composed of successful applicants, experienced PIs, and members of major grant agencies about major fellowship and grant opportunities for graduate students and about about how to navigate the funding landscape.

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Room: Carousel

Student Orientation

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

Time: 5:00 – 5:30 PM, Monday, Dec 2

Room: Wilder

More info here!

Student Meet and Greet

Meet fellow students from a variety of acoustics-related disciplines. Light snacks included! Join us afterward for the Student Outing at 8:00 PM.

Time: 5:30 – 6:45 PM, Monday, Dec 2

Room: Vista Walk

More info here!

Students' 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 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, Dec 4

Room: Wilder

More info here!