The 49th National Conference of the Italian Acoustical Society (AIA) was held from 7 to 9 June at the Polo Scientifico Tecnologico of the University of Ferrara. The conference was organized by AIA in collaboration with the Department of Engineering of the University of Ferrara and with the CNR-STEMS headquarters in Ferrara.

It was a highly successful conference (240 delegates, 13 companies in the exhibition area, 100 participants in the TCA courses), with a program full of technical-scientific content (sessions, presentations, posters, reviews, courses, awards to young acousticians) and moments of socializing (aperitif and technical visit to the Teatro Comunale, walk at dawn on the walls, social dinner at Palazzo Roverella, visit to the exhibition on the “Renaissance in Ferrara”, boat trip on the river Po).

During the opening ceremony various academic authorities attended, including Prof. Evelina Lamma (Pro-Rector of the University of Ferrara) and Prof. Marco Franchini (Director of the Engineering Department), as well as the Presidents of some Associations with which the AIA has collaborative relationships, including prof. Claudio Zilio, President of AICARR (Italian Association of Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration) and prof. Andrea Gasparella, President of IBPSA Italy (International Building Performance Simulation Association).

The works that have been awarded are also of great quality, all by young acousticians and acousticians, who represent the future of the Association: Gioia Fusaro (Priest Award), Alessandro Monticelli (Giacomini Award), Paola Pulella (Young Professionals Award) and Francesco Mori (Barducci Award).

The 49th AIA Conference ended with much appreciation from members, participants, companies and supporters. A special thanks to all the technical and scientific organization, to the AIA secretariat, to the Acoustics Group of the University of Ferrara, and in particular to Patrizio Fausti and Francesco Pompoli, to the University that hosted us and to all those who contributed to make it a unique moment of exchange and aggregation, a success recognized by all as the result of great teamwork.

The Presidency of the Italian Association of Acoustics