Registration fees are as follows: Preregistration by Registration after Category 7 May 7 May ASA $350 $425 ASA Members One-Day $175 $215 Nonmembers $400 $475 Nonmembers One-Day $200 $240 Nonmember Invited Speakers One Day Only $0 $0 Nonmember Invited Speakers $110 $110 More than one day (Includes one-year ASA membership upon completion of an ASA application) ASA Student Members with current ID cards) $0 $25 Student Nonmembers $40 $50 (with current ID cards) Emeritus members of ASA $50 $75 (Emeritus status pre-approved by ASA/ASJemeritus) Accompanying Persons $50 $70 (Spouses and other registrants who will not participate in the technical sessions)Nonmembers who simultaneously apply for Associate Membership in the Acoustical Society of America will be given a $50 discount off their dues payment for the first year (2007) of membership. Invited speakers who are members of the Acoustical Society of America are expected to pay the registration fee, but nonmember invited speakers may register for one-day only without charge. A nonmember invited speaker who pays the full-week registration fee, will be given one free year of membership upon completion of an ASA application form. NOTE: A $25 PROCESSING FEE WILL BE CHARGED TO THOSE WHO WISH TO CANCEL THEIR REGISTRATION AFTER 7 MAY. Special note to students who pre-registered online: You will also be required to show your student id card when picking-up your registration materials at the meeting. 6. ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES The ASA has purchased assistive listening devices (ALDs) for the benefit of meeting attendees who need them at technical sessions. Attendees with hearing loss are encouraged to take advantage of ALDs. To do so, ask at the ASA registration desk. If you have problems with an ALD return to the desk for help. Any attendee who will require an assistive listening device should advise the Society in advance of the meeting by writing to: Acoustical Society of America, Suite 1NO1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747-4502; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Return to Table Contents 7. TECHNICAL SESSIONS The technical program includes 84 sessions, with 683 papers scheduled for presentation during the meeting.
The Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics of the Acoustical Society of America and the National Council of Acoustical Consultants are sponsoring a Student Design Competition to be displayed and professionally judged at the Salt Lake City meeting. The 2007 competition involves the design of a performance hall primarily for opera performances.The purpose of this design competition is to encourage students enrolled in architecture, architectural engineering, and other University curriculums that involve building design and/or acoustics to express their knowledge of architectural acoustics and building noise control in the schematic design of portions of a building where acoustical considerations are of primary importance. The submitted designs will be judged by a panel of professional architects and acoustical consultants. An award of $1,250 will be made to the submitter(s) of the design judged "firsthonors." Four awards of $700 each will be made to the submitters of four entries judged "commendation." Entries will be on display in Session 2pAAb on Tuesday, 5 June, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Grand Ballroom C. 13. GALLERY OF ACOUSTICS The Technical Committee on Signal Processing in Acoustics will sponsor its ninth Gallery of Acoustics at the Salt Lake City meeting. The objective of the Gallery is to enhance ASA meetings by providing a compact and free-format setting for researchers to display their work to all meeting attendees in a forum emphasizing the diversity and interdisciplinary nature of acoustics. The Gallery of Acoustics provides a means by which we can all share and appreciate the natural beauty and aesthetic appeal of acoustical phenomena. The Gallery will be held in the Alpine Ballroom foyer on the 2nd level of the Hilton and will include posters, videos, and audio clips of images and/or sounds generated by acoustic processes or resulting from signal processing of acoustic data. Images and videos can consist of actual visualizations of acoustic processes, or of aesthetically and technically interesting images resulting from various signal processing techniques. Audio clips and segments should also have both aesthetic and technical appeal. A panel of referees will judge entries on the basis of aesthetic/artistic appeal, ability to convey and exchange information, and originality. A cash prize of $350 will be awarded to the winning entry. 14. TECHNICAL TOURS A tour of the acoustics research facilities at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah will be conducted on Monday, 4 June 2007. Facilities and current research projects will be shown, as well as the carillon bell tower on the BYU campus. Facilities include a large and small anechoic chamber, two coupled reverberation chambers, and vibration laboratory with scanning laser Doppler vibrometer. Research is ongoing in areas such as active noise control, audio acoustics, energy-based acoustic measurements, nonlinear acoustics, and nearfield acoustic holography. The bus will leave the Hilton Salt Lake City Center at 1:30 p.m. and return at approximately 5:30 p.m. The fee for the Technical Tour is $5.00. This fee will be waived for students who register for the tour by 28 May 2007. To register, please email email@example.com. Registration is requested by 28 May 2007. After this date, registration will only be accepted if there is available space. A technical tour of the LDS Conference Center and the Mormon Tabernacle will be conducted on Wednesday, 6 June 2007. The LDS Conference Center houses a large 21,000 seat auditorium that is used for both musical performances and the spoken word. Acoustical features will be shown, and some of the acoustical challenges will be discussed. The newly renovated Mormon Tabernacle is a unique listening space with its elliptically-shaped ceiling, and some of the acoustical properties of this venue will be shown. Both of these facilities are a short walking distance (3 blocks, about 8-10 min) from the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. A walking group will leave the Hilton at 10:00 a.m. and shuttle transportation will be provided shortly thereafter for those who need it. At the conclusion of the technical tour (12:00 noon), there will be an organ recital in the Mormon Tabernacle. Tour participants are welcome to stay and listen to the recital. This technical tour is free to those wishing to participate, but registration by 28 May 2007 is required. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require shuttle transportation, mention that in your registration message for the tour. 15. TOUR OF THREE SALT LAKE CITY CONCERT HALLS Session 2aAA on Tuesday morning, 5 June, has been organized as a walking and traveling tour of three concert halls in the Salt Lake Valley. The halls are of a variety of sizes, with both fixed and variable acoustics. A 45-minute tour and technical discussion will be led at each venue by the acousticians and architects who contributed to its design. Pianist Larry Jackstien and other musicians will accompany the tour group and perform briefly in each hall. The session will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Hilton in Alpine East. Following the chair's introduction, there will be a short 10-minute walk (two city blocks) from the meeting hotel to Abravanel Hall. After the presentation at Abravanel Hall, chartered bus transportation will be provided to Libby Gardner Concert Hall and Waterford School Concert Hall. The bus should return to the meeting hotel before 12:30 p.m. Box lunches will be provided for a minimal charge to those who wish to eat en route to the hotel. Because space is limited, advanced registration is required. Register by sending your name and contact information to Tim Leishman [email@example.com or fax: (801) 422-0553]. You will be contacted regarding your lunch preferences. 16. MEDWIN PRIZE IN ACOUSTICAL OCEANOGRAPHY AND ACOUSTICAL OCEANOGRAPHY PRIZE LECTURE The 2007 Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography will be awarded to Brian D. Dushaw, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, at the Plenary Session on Wednesday, 6 June. Brian Dushaw will present the Acoustical Oceanography Prize Lecture titled "The recent history of our understanding of low-mode internal tides in the ocean" on Wednesday, 6 June, at 1:00 p.m. in Session 3pAO in Alpine East. 17. ROSSING PRIZE IN ACOUSTICS EDUCATION AND ACOUSTICS EDUCATION PRIZE LECTURE The 2006 Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education will be awarded to William J. Strong, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Brigham Young University, at the Plenary Session on Wednesday, 6 June. William Strong will present the Acoustics Education Prize Lecture titled "Descriptive acoustics of music and speech" on Wednesday, 6 June, at 2:15 p.m. in Session 3pED in Canyon Rooms A/B/C. 18. TECHNICAL COMMITTEE OPEN MEETINGS Technical Committees will hold open meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at the Hilton. These are working, collegial meetings. Much of the work of the Society is accomplished by actions that originate and are taken in these meetings including proposals for special sessions, workshops and technical initiatives. All meeting participants are cordially invited to attend these meetings and to participate actively in the discussions. Times and rooms for each Committee meeting are given in the schedule of committee meetings and other events. 19. PLENARY SESSION AND AWARDS CEREMONY A plenary session will be held Wednesday, 6 June, starting at 3:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton. The R. Bruce Lindsay Award will be presented to Dorian S. Houser, the Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal will be presented to Edwin L. Carstensen, and the Gold Medal will be presented to Katherine S. Harris. The 2006 Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education will be presented to William J. Strong. The 2007 Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography will be presented to Brian D. Dushaw. Certificates will be presented to the Fellows elected at the Honolulu meeting of the Society. 20. ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERSHIP The annual meeting of the membership of the Acoustical Society of America will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 June 2007, in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. 21. ANSI STANDARDS COMMITTEES Meetings of ANSI Accredited Standards Committees and their advisory working groups will be held at the dates and times listed in the schedule of committee meetings and other events. Meetings of Accredited Standards Committees S1, Acoustics; S3, Bioacoustics; and S12, Noise, as well as the Standards Plenary meeting, are open meetings and all attendees are invited to attend and participate in the acoustical standards development process. Meetings of selected advisory working groups are often held in conjunction with Society meetings and are listed in the calendar or on the standards bulletin board in the registration area, e.g., S12/WGI8-Room Criteria. People interested in attending and in becoming involved in working group activities must contact the ASA Standards Manager for further information about these groups, or about the ASA Standards Program in general, at the following address: Susan Blaeser, ASA Standards Manager, Standards Secretariat, Acoustical Society of America, Suite 114E, 35 Pinelawn Road, Melville, NY 11747; Tel.: 631-390-0215; Fax: 631-390-0217; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: www.acosoc.org/standards. 22. COFFEE BREAKS Morning coffee breaks will be held each day in the Grand Ballroom foyer. The schedule is Monday: 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; Tuesday: 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday: 9:10 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.; Thursday: 9:50 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Friday: 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 23. A/V PREVIEW ROOM Suite 324 will be set up as an A/V preview room for authors' convenience, and will be available on Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 24. ONLINE MEETING PAPERS The ASA has replaced its traditional at-meeting "Paper Copying Service" with an online site which can be found at scitation.aip.org/asameetingpapers/. Authors of papers to be presented at meetings will be able to post their full papers or presentation materials for others who are interested in obtaining detailed information about meeting presentations. Submission procedures and password information have been mailed to authors with the acceptance notices. Those interested in obtaining copies of submitted papers for this meeting and the immediate past meeting may access the service at anytime. No password is needed. 25. E-MAIL ACCESS Computers providing e-mail access will be available 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Friday in the Executive Boardroom on the lobby level of the Hilton. The email area will provide several desktop computers as well as connections for attendees' laptop computers. 26. BUFFET SOCIALS Complimentary buffet socials with cash bar will be held on Tuesday, 5 June, and Thursday, 7 June, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday the Social will be held in the Americana Plaza which is adjacent to the Hilton. On Thursday the Social will be held in the Grand Ballroom. 27. FELLOWS LUNCHEON A Fellows Luncheon will be held on Thursday, 7 June, at 12:00 noon in the Rose-Wagner Hall which is one city block from the Hilton Salt Lake City Center (about a 3 minute walk). The speaker will be Dr. Richard T. Kouzes, Laboratory Fellow at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The subject of the talk will be "Detection of Nuclear Threats at Borders." The luncheon is open to all attendees and their guests. Purchase tickets on-site at the meeting before 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 6 June at the registration desk. The cost is $30.00 per ticket. 28. MENTORING SESSION FOR EARLY CAREER ACOUSTICIANS The Women in Acoustics (WIA) Committee will be offering an informal mentoring session for early career acousticians on Wednesday, 6 June, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Granite Conference Room. Roundtable discussions will be led by WIA members on topics such as: early academic careers, balancing family and career, interviewing for jobs, finding/handling postdoctoral research positions and research management. Anyone is welcome to join us for these mentoring sessions. The session will adjourn at 6:30 p.m. so that students can proceed immediately to the students reception. 29. ESTATE AND GIFT PLANNING SESSION The Acoustical Society Foundation will hold a two-hour presentation on charitable giving on Tuesday, June 5, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.in Salon C. This will include ways of making gifts to organizations such as the Foundation. Gifts can provide tax deductions and income. There will also be presentations on estate planning. Preregistration will be required. To register contact Paul Ostergaard, General Secretary of the Foundation, 5071 Bear Creek Road, Fairview, PA 16415, or by email at email@example.com. 30. STUDENTS MEET MEMBERS FOR LUNCH The ASA Education Committee provides a way for a student to meet one-on-one with a member of the Acoustical Society over lunch. The purpose is to make it easier for students to meet and interact with members at ASA meetings. Each lunch pairing is arranged separately. Students who wish to participate should contact David Blackstock, University of Texas at Austin, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 512-343-8248 (alternative number 512-471-3145). Please give Dr. Blackstock your name, university, department, degree you are seeking (BS, MS, or PhD), research field, acoustical interests, and days you are free for lunch. The sign-up deadline is ten days before the start of the meeting, but an earlier sign-up is strongly encouraged. Each participant pays for his/her own meal. 31. STUDENT ICEBREAKER AND STUDENT RECEPTION A Student Icebreaker will be held on Monday, 4 June, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the Alpine West room at the Hilton which will provide an opportunity for students to meet informally with fellow students and invited members of the Acoustical Society.. The Student Reception will be held on Wednesday, 6 June, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Alpine West. This reception, sponsored by the Acoustical Society of America and the National Council of Acoustical Consultants, will provide an opportunity for students to meet informally with fellow students and other members of the Acoustical Society. All students are encouraged to attend, especially students who are first time attendees or those from smaller universities. Students will find in their conference registration envelopes a small sticker to place on their name tags identifying them as students. Although wearing the sticker is not mandatory, it will allow for easier networking between students and other meeting attendees. Students are encouraged to refer to the student guide, also found in their envelopes, for important program and meeting information pertaining only to students attending the ASA meeting. They are also encouraged to visit the official ASA Student Home Page at www.acosoc.org/student/ to learn more about student involvement in ASA. 32. COMMITTEE ON WOMEN IN ACOUSTICS LUNCHEON AND YOUNG INVESTIGATOR TRAVEL GRANTS The Women in Acoustics luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 6 June, in Grand Ballroom B on level 2. The Women in Acoustics luncheon will be held on Wednesday, 6 June. Those who wish to attend this luncheon must purchase tickets at the meeting since it is no longer possible to preregister. The fee is $15 (students $5) for pre-registration by 7 May and $20 (students $5) at the meeting. The Committee on Women in Acoustics (WIA) is sponsoring a Young Investigator Travel Grant to help with travel costs associated with presenting a paper at the Salt Lake City meeting. Young professionals who have completed their doctorate in the past five years are eligible to apply if they plan to present a paper at the Salt Lake City meeting, are not currently students, and have not previously received the award. Each award will be of the order of $300 with three awards anticipated. Awards will be presented by check at the WIA luncheon at the meeting. Both men and women may apply. Applicants should submit a request for support, a copy of the abstract for their presentation at the meeting, and a current resume/vita which includes information on their involvement in the field of acoustics and in the ASA. Submission by e-mail is preferred to Dr. Lily Wang at email@example.com or by regular mail to 101A Peter Kiewit Institute, 1110 S. 67th Street, Omaha NE 68182-0681; Tel: 402-554-2065; Fax: 402-554-2080. Deadline for receipt of applications is 23 April. 33. CHILD CARE Meeting attendees who are interested in arranging child care services during the meeting should contact the Bell Desk at the Hilton. 34. ACCOMPANYING PERSONS PROGRAM Spouses and other visitors are welcome at the Salt Lake City meeting. The registration fee for accompanying persons is $50 (preregistration to 7 May) and $75 thereafter. A hospitality room for accompanying persons will be open at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. each day throughout the meeting where information about activities in and around Salt Lake City will be provided. Two accompanying persons tours are being organized, as described below. To register for either or both tours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Crossroads of the West–City Tour (Tuesday, June 5, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon) - Price per person: $25.00. Salt Lake City was built out of a desert by the industrious Mormon pioneers. This tour is a complete look at what makes Salt Lake City so unique. You will begin by seeing the historic downtown area, including the world-famous Mormon Temple Square, which took 40 years to build. Next, visit the beautifully restored 1908 Union Pacific Depot featuring French Renaissance architecture and original artwork. Then outside to enjoy the Olympic Legacy Plaza overlooked by a classic clock tower and featuring the "dancing waters" of the Olympic Snowflake Fountain. Next, we drive through historic downtown and the residential area known as the "Avenues" which is listed on the State and National Historic Registers. Now proceed to the University of Utah. The "U," founded in 1850, was the first University built west of the Missouri River and site of the 2002 Winter Olympic Athletes Village. We continue past Fort Douglas, which was started during Abraham Lincoln's administration in 1862 and on to "This is the Place Heritage Park." This park is where Brigham Young and the Mormon Pioneers entered the valley in 1847 and Brigham Young said "This is the right place, drive on…" Afterwards you will visit the Olympic Cauldron Park at Rice Eccles Stadium. Rice Eccles was the site of the Opening and Closing 2002 Winter Olympic Ceremonies. Finally, you return to your hotel knowing that you have had a top-notch overview of Salt Lake City! Alps of Utah (Thursday, June 7, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)- Price per person: $75.00 The Rocky Mountains are breathtaking as you make your way through Provo Canyon on your way to Robert Redford's Sundance Resort, home of the Sundance Film Institute. Take time to walk around and enjoy the beautiful alpine splendor in the shadows of majestic Mt. Timpanogos. Upon reboarding your motorcoach, your tour continues through the charming Swiss village of Midway, located in the very heart of the "Alps" of Utah. Your next stop will be the Homestead Resort, situated on a landscape of rolling hills dotted with natural hot springs at the base of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains in Utah's Heber Valley. You will enjoy a delicious lunch at this award-winning restaurant, highlighted by direct-from-garden vegetables, herbs and spices! Continuing on this delightful tour, you will find yourself in Utah's most famous resort town, Park City. You will appreciate time for exploring the many unique shops in Park City's Main Street historic district before returning to Salt Lake City. There are numerous sites and activities available in the Salt Lake City area that may be of interest to accompanying persons, and additional information will be provided in the hospitality room. Several such possibilities include skiing (depending on snow conditions at that time in 2007) at one of the ski resorts located within a half hour of Salt Lake City, Kennecott Copper Mine, Historic Gardner Village, historic sites in downtown Salt Lake City (within walking distance), and the Family History Library for those interested in exploring their family roots. For those interested in pre- and post-conference activities, there are five National Parks located in Utah, all within a 4-5 hour drive from Salt Lake City. With five national parks, Utah is America's national parks capital. The national parks include: Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands National Park, and Capitol Reef National Park. These national parks are located close together, allowing you to visit more than one, if desired. The parks provide opportunities to explore fascinating geological formations and witness the stunning vistas that can be found in Utah. Further information on these parks (and other sites of interest) can be found at: www.us-national-parks.net/state/ut.htm, or at www.utah.com/nationalparks. 35. WEATHER June is generally one of the most beautiful months for weather in Utah, when spring is giving way to summer, but before the hot summer months. Enjoy warm sunny afternoons, with the evenings cooling off. Bright sunny skies characterize the typical weather at this time of year, and it is recommended that you wear a hat and sunscreen when staying outdoors for extended periods. The average high temperature in June is 83 degrees F, with average lows around 54 degrees F. Average precipitation for the month is 0.77 inches. For additional information on Salt Lake City weather, visit: www.weather.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=slc. 36. TECHNICAL PROGRAM ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Timothy Leishman, Chair; Matthew A. Dzieciuch, Acoustical Oceanography; Gary J. Rose, Animal Bioacoustics; Bruce C. Olson, Architectural Acoustics; Michael R. Bailey, Biomedical Ultrasound/ Bioresponse to Vibration; William J. Strong, Education in Acoustics and Musical Acoustics; James M. Powers, Engineering Acoustics; Connor Duke, Noise; Kent L. Gee, Richard Raspet, Physical Acoustics; Donal G. Sinex, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics; Sean K. Lehman, Karl A. Fisher, Signal Processing in Acoustics; Bruce L. Smith, Shawn Nissan, Rachel Hayes-Harb, Speech Communication; Craig C. Smith, Structural Acoustics and Vibration; Tracianne Nielsen, Underwater Acoustics. 37. MEETING ORGANIZING COMMITTEE ASA: Scott D. Sommerfeldt, General Chair; Timothy W. Leishman, Technical Program Chair; Tracianne B. Neilsen, Food Service/Social Events/Meeting Administrator; Kent L. Gee, Craig C. Smith, Audio-Visual; Lisa B. Sommerfeldt, Accompanying Persons Program; Scott L. Thomson, Signs/Publicity; Benjamin M. Faber, Technical Tours; Jonathan D. Blotter, Posters; Scott D. Sommerfeldt, Meeting Room Coordinator; William J. Strong, Fellows Luncheon 38. PHOTOGRAPHING AND RECORDING Photographing and recording during regular sessions are not permitted without prior permission from the Acoustical Society. 39. NOTE TO SMOKERS Smoking is prohibited indoors. 40. ABSTRACT ERRATA This meeting program is Part 2 of the May 2007 issue of The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Corrections, for printer's errors only, may be submitted for publication in the Errata section of the Journal. 41. GUIDELINES FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS A. Preparation of Visual Aids