Advancing the Technology and Practice of Noise Control Engineering




Venue & Accommodations


Important Dates

Call for Abstracts


Special Sessions

Short Courses & Exams

Students & Young Professionals

Exposition & Sponsorship

Social Programs

Traveling to Ft. Lauderdale

About Ft. Lauderdale


Westin Beach Resort & Spa Hotel

321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

United States


Online Reservation Link


Silver Sponsors






The following updates have been made to the technical program:


Session M.1.3

10:00 am - NC14_93   CANCELLED


Session M.3.3  

3:30 pm - NC14_105  CANCELLED


Session T.2.2 TIME CHANGES

NC14_075 Now 1:20

NC14_073 Now 2:00




Noise-Con 2014, the U.S. National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, is being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from Monday, September 8, through Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Pre-conference events are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 6th and 7th. The conference venue is the Westin Beach Resort & Spa located on the beach, N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.


So, end your summer with a work & play getaway in beautiful southeastern Florida.


Steve Marshall, President of Scantek Inc., is serving as the General Chairman for Noise-Con 2014. Gordon Ebbitt, Toyota Technical Center, and Steve Sorenson, E-A-R Acoustic Technology Center, share responsibility for the Technical Program as Technical Program Co-Chairmen. Rich Peppin is serving as the Exposition Manager. The Noise-Con 2014 Conference Secretariat is Suzanne Baase, the Proceedings Editor is Courtney Burroughs, and the Student Coordinator is Rachel Romond.


Conference theme - Advancing the Technology and Practice of Noise Control Engineering


The Technical Program for Noise-Con 2014 features a large, broad program of sessions on a variety of noise control topics including:  sources and propagation, passive noise control, multifunctional structures for noise and vibration control, active noise control, perception and effects of noise, transportation noise, industrial noise, community noise, product noise emissions, prediction and modeling techniques, building acoustics, automotive noise and vibration, aerospace noise, hearing conservation, HVAC noise, mufflers and silencers, agricultural equipment, environmental noise, measurement and instrumentation, as well as education and student sessions.


In addition, a large exposition of vendors for noise control materials, software, and measurement devices will be held in the hotel's ballroom, along with table top displays throughout the foyers, providing plenty of opportunity to interact with the vendors and learn about their latest products. The exposition will commence on Monday with a reception sponsored by the vendors and offering hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. A workshop is planned as part of the Technical Program for vendors to present the latest technologies associated with their products and services. Organizations interested in exhibiting should contact the Exposition Manager.


As part of the Technical Program, three distinguished guests have been invited to present plenary lectures to open each day of the conference. Mark Schaffer, Schaffer Acoustics Inc., will speak on noise and vibration control on HVAC systems, David Lubman, DL Acoustics, will discuss archeo-acoustics, and Mardi Hastings, Georgia Tech’s George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, will speak on marine bioacoustics.


Key conference dates are as follows:


•  Abstract submission deadline: EXTENDED to March 10, 2014

•  Paper submission deadline: June 1, 2014

•  Early registration deadline: July 1, 2014

•  The Westin Beach Resort and Spa room reservation deadline:

    August 15, 2014


Abstracts can be submitted on-line following instructions accessed from this page.


Special events


Several seminars and classes are scheduled on topics such as hearing conservation, muffler design, and SEA modeling.  The INCE Fundamentals exam and INCE Board Certification exam will also be offered.  Click on the Short Courses & Exams link for registration details.


We are very pleased to host two student-specific paper/presentation competitions, each with one or more cash prizes:  the Student Paper Competition and the Classic Papers in Noise Control Engineering session.  The Student Lunch will be held on Monday, the Women Noise Control Engineering Lunch will be held on Tuesday, and the Young Professionals Workshop will be held on Wednesday.  There are all great networking activities.  In addition, awards from generous donors to support student and young professional travel to Fort Lauderdale are available.  Click on the Students & Young Professionals link for details, and make sure to check back for updated information.



We look forward to welcoming you to Fort Lauderdale in September 2014!

NC14 Committee


General Chair
Steve Marshall

Technical Co-Chairs
Gordon Ebbitt
Steve Sorenson

Exposition Manager

Richard J. Peppin

Proceedings Editor
Courtney Burroughs

Student Coordinator
Rachel Romond



Congress Secretariat

Suzanne Baase


Veronica Knox

Fiscal Manager

Lisa McDonald

Secretariat Office

Phone: 217.528.9945

Fax: 217.528.6545

100 East Washington Street

Springfield, IL 62701

United States of America

Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the United States of America

100 East Washington Street

Springfield, IL  62701