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ICAD presents ABBA (Auditory Brown Bag At home) Virtual Talks Series!

The ICAD Board is excited to announce a series of virtual events to help foster discussion and connections in our community.

Every second Thursday through the summer we will host virtual “brown bag” meetups consisting of short, informal talks followed by small group discussions.  Sessions will be hosted on Zoom. We envision two different presenters giving short talks at the beginning of each session, with breakout sessions to discuss all things auditory following the talks. We also prepare a set of special Zoom rooms to enable/facilitate informal chats between community members as wished during or next to the ABBA event.

Tentative 2020 dates are June 11, July 9, and August 13.

There will be two sessions each day to try to accommodate those in all time zones and/or those who are available at different times of day:

Session A at 10 AM Eastern Time (US)
Session B at 10 PM Eastern Time (US)

Different sessions each day will have different speakers, so all are welcome to drop in to both sessions.

We’ll be posting the speakers and topics as they become available as an announcement on this site.

Here’s How to Attend

Even if you don’t wish to present your work, we hope to see you virtually at these talks!

Please register for each session using the links below (links for later dates will be posted once presenters are confirmed):

Session 1 was held on Thursday June 11th. See details here.
Session 2 was held on Thursday July 9th. See details here.
Session 2 was held on Thursday August 13th. See details here.

Before the meeting, registered attendees will receive a Zoom link via email. This is just to prevent to prevent Zoom bombing by unauthorized non-ICADers.

Interested in Presenting?

The summer talk series will be closed with August sessions. We have not decided if we would continue this talk series in Fall. Stay tuned!!

We want to hear about your work! We invite you to offer an informal/semi-formal presentation of around 10-15 minutes. All topics of interest to the ICAD community are welcome, including but not limited to finished research, works-in-progress, student/thesis work, tutorials, requests for feedback on new or on-going projects, practice talks, and updates on current events in your lab. The format of the talk is flexible, so long as it is amenable to virtual presentation via Zoom.

Sign up to give a presentation here:

You will be prompted to provide a title and brief summary/abstract of your talk.

In general, sign-ups to give talks will be allocated first come first serve. You’ll be asked to indicate the days and times that work for you, and the session chairs will work with presenters to try to fit everyone in to the schedule and/or to group similar talks when possible. There won’t be a formal review of sign-ups for presenters, but the session chairs will perform a light check to ensure the proposed topic fits the broad interests of the ICAD community.


If you have any questions about the August 13 session, you can contact  Areti Andreopoulou (chair of the August 13th, 10:00am EST session) and Mike Winters (chair of the August 13th, 10:00pm EST session) or any member of the ICAD board.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the ABBA sessions!

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