“Sound Education” seminar in London

The first of four international seminars begins tomorrow, 24th May at the RICS HQ (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) in Parliament square, Westminster, London.

This is a unique event brought to an exclusive audience by Ecophon which will reveal some disturbing facts and exciting news about acoustic environments in schools. Moderated by sound expert and three-time TED speaker Julian Treasure, Sound Education combines a superb line-up of expert speakers and performers. The event will explore the relationship between sound and education to stimulate debate during “Noise Action Week” about a major issue that, in many cases, is still not prioritised enough in school design.

The whole event will be filmed and shared via YouTube after the event – follow the event and participate in the discussion!

The speakers include:
Author of the book Sound Business, Julian Treasure;
Institute of Acoustics President, Professor Trevor Cox;
Leading architect and Sense Sensitive Design author Richard Mazuch;
Deputy Director of Design at the Education Funding Agency, Mairi Johnson;
Education Concept Developer for Ecophon in the UK, Shane Cryer.
Director of AJA Ltd and co author of the Essex Study, Adrian James
Essex Study – Learning Environments Manager, Simon Smith

Featuring in the event will be the dramatic results from the Essex Study (published yesterday) with experiences from some of those involved. The audience will bring together senior figures from government, academia, education, teaching unions, relevant NGO’s and acoustics.

This unique event which is the first of a series of four “Sound Education” seminars (also Berlin, Copenhagen and Stockholm later this year). The presentations will be filmed and shared via Sound Education YouYube channel.

To see what the audience can expect watch Julian Treasure speak at a previous TEDex conference and Simon Smith describing his classroom acoustic experiences via our latest Acoustic Bulletin newsletter online here.

This is one major event contributing to raising acoustic awareness as part of the bigger “Noise Action Week” or follow #NAW2012

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