18-20 September 2024
University of Milan, Italy

Explorations in Sonic Cultures

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The conference will be hosted at the University of Milan. Please see information about traveling here.

Which type of electricity plugs are available in Italy?

In Italy there are C, F, and L plug types. You can find more info here.

Is the conference building accessible?

The sessions will be held on the ground floor, with no steps or architectural barriers for wheelchair access. The building is equipped with elevators. There are two elevators: one is accessible, the other one is not (due to a small staircase).

How do I tell the organizers about my needs?

Our registration is handled by a central system. If you have specific needs, you will be able to fill them in the registration form. If you have further needs that you would like to tell us about before the conference, please email them to am24@di.unimi.it.

If you need to tell us about additional requirements or need assistance on the day of the conference, please inform a conference committee member or volunteer.

Can I bring my personal assistant with me?

You can bring your personal assistant without having to pay a second entrance fee for them. If possible, please let us know in advance.

What are the arrangements for presenters?

The presenting area is flat and accessible. A platform for laptops and notes will be provided, and a seat or stool will be available upon request. If you require assistance operating your presentation slides, please inform us, and a member of the conference team will be available to help.

How much walking or standing will be needed?

All main sessions are in the same building, so minimal walking is required. All floors are connected by both stairs and an elevator. A small amount of seating will be provided during break and poster sessions.

Can a student volunteer assist me during the conference?

Student volunteers will be on hand to help attendees who would like assistance with navigation, meal service, or other accessibility needs. Please ask directly if you would like volunteer assistance at the conference or email am24@di.unimi.it.

Can I bring my assistance dog?

Assistance dogs are welcome. Please let us know in advance if you have any requirements.

Will there be large print copies of the program available?

We aim to minimize the amount of printed copies of the program.

What food service will be provided?

Tea, coffee, and water will be provided during breaks, as well as lunch on all days. A conference dinner will be held and can be selected or deselected during registration. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements so these can be catered for.

Will there be a quiet/decompression/prayer room?

There will be a decompression room where attendees can take a break. This room will be a silent space.

What are the toilet facilities at the venue?

There are toilets on each floor, including the ground floor. Every floor has a toilet with accessible facilities.

Will there be the option to indicate my pronoun to other attendees?

Yes, conference attendees will be encouraged to indicate their pronouns on conference name tags. You can use our registration tool to select your preferences.

Will the conference be a smoke-free environment?

Smoking is not permitted in any of the conference buildings nor any of the venues used for conference evening events. Attendees who wish to smoke must do so outside and use the bins provided. It is useful to note that smoking is also not allowed inside public buildings in Italy, including restaurants, cafes, and bars.

What if I have a medical emergency or health problem during the conference?

The Emergency Services helpline in Italy is available by calling 112 for critical or life-threatening situations.

My question hasn't been answered here, what can I do?

Please email us to let us know if we've missed anything – am24@di.unimi.it