Boston, MA (April 23, 2012)—The Association of Loudspeaker Manufacturing & Acoustics (ALMA) has issued a “Call for Papers” for ALMA International’s 2013 Winter Symposium. The program, “Product Development in the Global Paradigm: Acoustic Modeling, Measurement and Manufacturing in the Modern Marketplace,” will expand to include related technologies such as micro-drivers, microphones, hearing aids, etc. The 24th ALMA Winter Symposium will be held in Las Vegas, Sunday, January 6 to Monday, January 7, 2013, before the CES.
The largest event held in the world entirely dedicated to the loudspeaker industry, the Winter Symposium will feature training courses covering various aspects of modeling, measurement, and manufacturing in today’s multi-national-co-operative-environment.
There will be technical paper presentations, tutorial sessions, round table and panel discussions, an exhibit hall showcasing suppliers to the industry, and an annual banquet where the “Driver Awards” will be presented.
New symposium co-chairs, Peter Andrews of Materion Electrofusion and Mark Beach of Dyne Analytics, noted, “This year, we will focus on the challenges our industry is facing with multiple locations around the globe. We look forward to pulling together an excellent symposium program, that is, with everyone’s help and participation.”
Technical papers are invited and abstracts will be evaluated on the basis of their overall quality and relevance to the theme of the symposium, relevance and value to the industry, and practical feasibility and usage of topic and information presented. Each paper session is scheduled to last 30 minutes, and up to 4 papers will be selected.
Presenters should submit to ALMA:
• A title
• A 75 word or less abstract / summary suitable for reprinting in pre-symposium promotional literature
• The name, address, phone number and a short biography of the presenter(s)
• A list of any special equipment needed
The closing date for the submission of abstracts is October 15, 2012. Notification of presenters will be by October 31, 2012. Presenters must be able to supply copies of presentation in electronic format by December 15, 2012 (Powerpoint, MS Word or PDF) Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Symposium location and other detail will be announced shortly.