The location of Austria’s capital was immortalized in Johann Strauss II’s ‘The Blue Danube’ waltz. Written in 1866, the waltz not only describes the river running through Vienna, but also the love the Viennese have for music, song and extravagant balls. Lying just east of the Northern Alps, the city is famous for its artistic and intellectual heritage, boasting Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Egon Schiele, Ludwig van Beethoven, Sigmund Freud, Arnold Schönberg, Gustav Klimt and Otto Wagner among others. The historic center and the Schönbrunn Palace are designated UNESCO cultural heritage sites. The Ringstrasse – a circular boulevard around the center – lords a collection of monumental buildings, not least of which is the Vienna State Opera, which celebrated its 150th anniversary last year, and hosts the annual Vienna Opera Ball during the carnival season.
Vienna is once again hosting the DAGA, having first organized the conference in 1990. The 47th annual conference is taking place in the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center – next to the Viennese Prater. Located close to central Vienna, the former imperial hunting ground was declared a recreational space for the Viennese in 1766, and has been home to the Wurstelprater amusement park since 1825. The 1873 Vienna World’s Fair brought the area international recognition.
The DAGA 2021 is being organized primarily by the Acoustics Research Institute (ARI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW). The ARI’s 43 employees conduct application-oriented interdisciplinary pure research in acoustics, synergizing findings in the fields of physics, psychology, phonetics, telecommunications, biology and mathematics.
The OeAW is Austria’s largest non-university research and science institution. Its statutory mission is to “promote science in every way”. Founded in 1847 as a learned society, today the OeAW has over 770 members and 1,700 employees dedicated to innovative basic research, interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and the dissemination of new insights with the aim of contributing to progress in science and society as a whole.
We are looking forward to being your hosts and giving you a warm welcoming in Vienna.
Holger Waubke and Peter Balazs
Special student offer
The first 50 students, who have never attended a DAGA before, get free access to DAGA
(registration class 8, no submission of abstracts possible)