The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE), founded in 1993, is an international association of affiliated organizations and individuals, who share a common concern with the state of the world's soundscapes. Our members represent a multi-disciplinary spectrum of individuals engaged in the study of the social, cultural and ecological aspects of the sonic environment.
The WFAE has seven international affiliate organizations with three in Europe, two in North America, and one each in Japan, and Australia. New affiliates are forming in Mexico and Greece. Join today and become a part of the soundscape community.
Learn more about acoustic ecology:
Read: We offer a free online WFAE Newsletter as a supplement to our print publication, Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology. It includes news, events, workshops, and other activities related to the ecology of sound. Back issues are available online. The Journal is available to all paid members and is published once a year.
Converse: We encourage you to participate in on-going discussions through the WFAE sponsored Acoustic-Ecology listserv. It is easy to join and participate with other ear-minded individuals regarding the soundscape environments in which we live.
Join: The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology encourages your participation in the growth and development of regional affiliate groups around the world. Learn more about becoming a member by visiting the membership web page or downloading our WFAE Membership Form (PDF).
Participate: WFAE members and others participate at WFAE endorsed events around the world.
Join WFAE in Mexico. Sound Megalopolis - 2009 will be held in Mexico City March 23rd -27th, 2009. Researchers, teachers, sound producers, musicians, and acoustic ecologists will present papers, panel discussions, workshops, sound installations, and give sound art performances during the event. The Conference planners have established a web site for the up-coming conference. The site is currently in Spanish with an English version soon to be online. Sponsors include: The National Council for the Culture Arts and The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology - Through The National Phonoteque of Mexico.