There are two types of conferences organized by INCE-USA that occur in North America, NOISE-CON and INTER-NOISE.
NOISE-CON occurs annually, except in years where INTER-NOISE is hosted in North America. in those years, NOISE-CON does not occur.
INTER-NOISE occurs annually and its location cycles between three international regions: the Americas, Europe and Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. When INTER-NOISE is hosted in North America, INCE-USA is usually the organizer.
NOISE-CON is an annual conference organized and run by INCE-USA. While international contributions are encouraged, the primary focus of this conference is noise control in North America. The proceedings from this conference are published by INCE-USA and can be found in the INCE-USA Digital Library: Institute of Noise Control Engineering (ingentaconnect.com). The conference is held in different locations throughout North America annually. However, in years where INTER-NOISE is hosted in North America, NOISE-CON does not occur.
The INTER-NOISE conferences are a program of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE). This is an organization of national professional societies and associations representing noise control professionals. There are over 50 organizations that are members of I-INCE representing over 40 countries. The annual INTER-NOISE Congress rotates between three regions: the Americas, Europe and Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. These are large conferences with a strong international attendance. Noise control issues from around the world are the focus of these conferences: http://i-ince.org/congresses.php. The INTER-NOISE Congress is held in the Americas approximately once every three years. When the Congress is held in North America, INCE-USA is usually the organizer. Because of the international nature of these congresses, they tend to be larger than the NOISE-CON conferences.
The 50th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering will be held virtually (online) and is organized by INCE-USA and Pro Acustica, on behalf of I-INCE. The Congress theme is Next 50 Years of Noise Control. For more information, visit the Congress website.
More information will be available after INTER-NOISE 2021 concludes -- check back often!
The 51st International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering will be held in Glasgow, UK at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC), and is organized by the Institute of Acoustics and The UK Acoustics Network, on behalf of I-INCE. The Congress theme is Noise Control in a More Sustainable Future. For more information, visit the Congress website.
More information will be available after NOISE-CON 2022 concludes.