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Open Calls Deadline: October 31, 2015

Conference: March 14-17, 2018
The Balance-Unbalance conference will bring artists together with scientists, economists, philosophers, politicians, management and policy experts, sociologists and engineers from across the world with the intent of engendering a deeper awareness and creating lasting intellectual working partnerships in solving our global environmental crisis. The theme for BunB 2016 is "Data Science + Eco Action”.

Essex Sound and Video Archive – Volunteers Needed
October – November 2015

The Essex Sound and Video Archive (part of the Essex Record Office) is looking for volunteers to help with public survey events, where we will be asking the general public about the sounds that represent Essex (England) in the twenty-first century. The events will be held in shopping centres across Essex in October and November. For more information, contact Sarah-Joy Maddeaux with the Essex Record Office.

DAGA Conference
Abstract submission deadline: November 1, 2015
Conference Paper Submission: January 1 – March 31, 2016

DAGA 2016 Conference: March 15-17, 2016
The annual conference on acoustics, DAGA, will be held in Aachen, Germany in 2016, from Monday, March 14 to Thursday, March 17. The organizers are assembling a special session focusing on News in Environmental Noise and Soundscapes. The session is intended to consist of specific contributions and discussions to this field in the area of both applied and theoretical projects and advancements. 

Nature’s Voice – Soundscape, Biophony, Music and Science
November 16-20, 2015

Award winning musician and ecologist Bernie Krause – who coined the term ‘biophony’ and is a founding pioneer of soundscape ecology - will be leading the course "Nature’s Voice – Soundscape, Biophony, Music and Science" at Schumacher College from Monday, 16 November, 2015 to Friday, 20 November, 2015. Course participants will be looking at the historical and current understanding of this field from both a scientific and cultural perspective. For more information visit Schumacher College online.

One of WFAE’s founding members, the late Peter Grant was very active in community radio in Vancouver. Co-op Radio has established a memorial fund. Not only did Peter play a key in making the WFAE a functional organization, he was a long-time volunteer and former staff member as Programming Coordinator of Co-op Radio during the 80s. To contribute, please visit