Special Events at NOISE-CON 2024

Board Certification Exam
Date: Sunday, June 9, 2024

The INCE Professional Exam will be offered on the Sunday preceeding NOISE-CON 2024, The exam is open to pre-approved candidates seeking to become INCE Board Certified. INCE Board Certification requirements and application instruction are available at https://www.inceusa.org/board-certification/about

Applications for the June 9th exam are due by March 1, 2024.

Accompanying Persons
Date: Monday, June 10, 2024
Time: Breakfast - Exact Time: TBD
Fee: $200
The Accompanying Persons Program is designed and intended for significant others who would like to join you at NOISE-CON24 but aren't interested in the educational or technical sessions! Registration includes access to the exhibit hall, an invitation to the Monday evening reception in the exhibit hall, and an invitation to the Accompanying Persons Breakfast on Monday morning. During the breakfast, options will be described for visiting the many historical, architectural, and cultural sites in New Orleans.

Women in Noise Control Engineering Lunch
Date: Monday, June 10, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
While the demographics in engineering are slowing changing for the better, the number of women in noise control engineering is much lower than we desire. This is a chance to get together with women working in noise control engineering or related fields, enjoy lunch and chat about challenges and opportunities.
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Welcome Reception
Date: Monday, June 10, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join us at our Exhibitor Welcome Reception to network with attendees and exhibitors! Beverages and appetizers provided. 
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Board Certification Breakfast
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
The purpose of the informational breakfast will be to provide information on the requirements and process to become INCE Board Certified. We welcome all individuals interested in learning more about the Board Certification Program as well as current INCE Board Certified Individuals and members of the INCE-USA Certification Board.

Technical Tour
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Time: Afternoon - TBD

This tour will include stops at several renovated theatres and a construction site with challenging noise isolation targets. Additional details will be available on the NOISE-CON 2024 web site as they become available.

Geoge Maling Memorial Session
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | *Reception to follow from 5 - 6 PM.
This session will celebrate the many contributions made by George Maling to the field of acoustics and noise control and to the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA.

Creole Queen Jazz Cruise
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Time: Boarding: 6:15 PM to 6:45 PM | Cruise: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Fee: $65 per person
Step back into the glamour and romance of the riverboat era with a cruise aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen! Experience the lively sounds of traditional New Orleans music while enjoying a lavish Creole Buffet in our elegantly appointed dining room. After dinner, and maybe a little dancing, while enjoying the sweet Mississippi River breezes on our promenade deck as the city skyline slips by under a canopy of stars. This nighttime cruise is pure New Orleans. A cash bar will be available to purchase a classic New Orleans cocktail!

Dinner cruise sponsorsed by CDM Stravitec, Inc.

Student Breakfast
Date: Monday, June 10, 2024
Time: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
All students and early career professionals are invited to attend. Learn how to get the most out of the conference and how to get more involved in INCE-USA. Meet with professional noise control engineers to discuss career choices, learn more about the companies or organizations they work for (or own), and understand what they are looking for in new employees.
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NOISE-CON 2025 Planning Meeting - Technical Activities Committees
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Please attend to help organize sessions for NOISE-CON 2025.  Here we will divide into groups based on INCE-USA Technical Activities Committee subject areas to draft session topics and identify likely organizers. Lunch will be served.