Acoustics Week in Canada 2015

Westin Nova Scotia

October 6, 2015 – October 9, 2015

Acoustics Week in Canada (AWC15) will be chaired by Dr. Sean Pecknold and Prof. Michael Kiefte and held at the Westin Nova Scotia hotel in downtown Halifax (NS), October 6-9, 2015.

Acoustics researchers, professionals, educators, and students are welcomed to Halifax for 3 days of plenary lectures and technical sessions. The Canadian Acoustical Association Annual General Meeting will be held in conjunction with the conference, along with the Acoustical Standards Committee Meeting, the conference banquet, and an exhibition of acoustical equipment and services. The conference will be held in the Westin Nova Scotia hotel, a short walk from the Halifax Waterfront, Pier 21, and a number of restaurants, shops, and tourist attractions. For more information, visit the ACA2015 visitor website.

Accommodations at the Westin can be booked here: Acoustics Week in Canada


Thank you to our sponsors

This conference is organized by the volunteer members of the Canadian Acoustical Association.



Updated Conference Program and Final Reminders


An updated conference program has been posted on the AWC website.


Contributed paper presenters: Your presentations are scheduled for a total duration of 15 minutes and time will be strictly controlled. You should allow time for questions within your 15-minute time allocation (e.g., 12 minutes of presentation and 3 minutes for questions or 13 minutes of presentation and 2 minutes for questions etc.) such that the total time is no more than 15 minutes. Bring your powerpoint on a USB and upload in your room in advance of your session. Projectors and computers with audio output to the house PA system are provided and BCIT students working with Maureen Connelly ( will be available to assist you with AV as needed.


If you have not already seen it, all the abstracts and more information can be found in the online 2016 proceedings issue of the journal.

You will receive a hardcopy of the proceedings issue of the journal when you register at the conference.

The conference registration desk will open at 7:30am on Wednesday September 21st.

The first plenary starts at 8:30 on Wednesday September 21st.

Note that the CAA AGM is scheduled for Thursday 16:45-16:15 in the Chateau Olivier.


We urge people who have not yet registered to do so online prior to the conference.

Extra tickets for the reception and banquet cannot be purchased after Friday September 16th.

If you need assistance in registering for the conference or in purchasing extra tickets for the reception or banquet then Philip Tsui ( can help you.


Looking forward to seeing you soon.


Clair Wakefield and Kathy Pichora-Fuller,

AWC 2016 Co-chairs

Posted: 2016-09-14

Registration Refund Policy


Registration Refund Policy: Full refunds may be issued if requested by September 9th. No refunds will be issued after September 9th. No partial refunds can be issued at any time.

Posted: 2016-09-06

JCAA Proceedings Issue Excerpt PDF

The JCAA exercept regarding AWC16 has been posted. The PDF can be found under "Conference Extras" on the left sidebar or click here.  
Posted: 2016-08-25
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