The AFAE has had a very busy 2014 with many exciting projects in progress for 2015. The organisation has continued to expand beyond Melbourne and has transitioned into hosting the majority of our meetings in virtual environments.
Our diverse members have featured at a range of national and international conferences including the Australasian Computer Music Conference in Melbourne, CreateWorld in Brisbane, Invisible Places | Sounding Cities in Portugal, Ecomusicologies in Asheville, The Listen(n) Symposium in Arizona and the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney. AFAE members have been the recipient of numerous prestigious
awards and grants in Australia throughout 2014 and our network continues to actively promote the value of acoustic ecology in interdisciplinary contexts.
The key AFAE project launching in 2015 is our new online lecture series that will expand our existing meetings into a globally accessible forum. These virtual events are designed to engage with other WFAE affiliates, share new ideas, facilitate collaborations and disseminate research outside of traditional conference formats. The virtual forum will launch in February 2015 and we welcome contributions and involvement from all of our members. Please contact our president, Leah Barclay for further information.