Reproduced Sound is organised by the Electro Acoustics Group of the Institute of Acoustics and they have been responsible for the previous conferences since the outset in 1985.
The conference venue has moved around the country and for a long time it was associated with the Hydro Hotel in Bowness on Windermere. We then moved on to Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Brighton and Manchester. In 2014, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of RS, along with the 40th anniversary of the Institute of Acoustics, RS 2014 will be at the NEC in Birmingham. The programme, arranged to overlap with sessions from other special interest groups of the IOA, will include talks from:
- Leo Beranek (at the age of 100!) - Wednesday AM
- Herman Steeneken - Thursday AM
- Malcolm Hawksford (recipient of the 2014 Peter Barnett Award) - Wednesday PM
- Peter Mapp - Tuesday AM
- Stephen Turner (DEFRA, on the history of noise policy and management) - Wednesday AM
- Wolfgang Ahnest (Tuesday PM)
And may more - see here for the Reproduced Sound Programme, and here for the concurrent IOA 40th Programme. Delegates to RS are able to take in the full 3 day combined programme for a supplemental fee of around £60.
The RS Conference Dinner (Tuesday evening) is included the full RS Delegate and Speaker rates (for Retired Members and Students, it is an optional cost item). The IOA 40th Anniversary Dinner (Wednesday evening) is also available for a supplement of £60.