DAGA 2024 Recap


From March 18th – 21st, we had the privilege of attending DAGA 2024, a German annual conference on acoustics. Held at the Hannover Congress Centre, the event brought together industry professionals, experts, and enthusiasts to explore the latest developments in acoustics and celebrate the 50th anniversary of DAGA. 
The conference kicked off on a high note with preliminary colloquiums and insightful talks by renowned speakers and experts in the acoustics field. The evening concluded with a delightful dinner and an opportunity to connect with fellow attendees at the official pub night with members of ‘Junge DEGA’. 
The opening ceremony on day two featured music and a presentation of scientific awards. We would like to extend our congratulations to all the recipients of these awards at DAGA. Moreover, we had a blast presenting our poster titled ‘Multichannel Immersive Audio Demo with Reduced Number of RIR Measurements’ at the Virtual Acoustics area. It was well received by several visitors who showed interest in our work at Brandenburg Labs and our publicly funded projects. 

The day continued with various intriguing plenary talks, for instance, by Manfred Zollner’s “physics of the electric guitar (Physik der Elektrogitare)” and Karsten Danzmann “Gravitation wave astronomy: We Can Hear the Dark Universe (Graviattaionswellenastronomie: wir können das dunkle Universum hören)” highlighting on the advancements and potential of acoustics in different fields.  

Our CEO, Karlheinz Brandenburg’s interview at the Podiumsgespräch stage in the Round Room was one of the highlights of the event. He shared his remarkable career journey and vision for the future of Brandenburg Labs, answering questions raised by the audience about his impressive career journey and his involvement in the invention of the MP3 format. For those who couldn’t attend the session live, it will be featured in the Akustik Journal, organized by ‘Junge DEGA’. 

The platform provided by the organizers facilitated meaningful discussions and connections between like-minded individuals from all over Germany. We are excited about the new contacts we made and the opportunity we got to learn about the latest developments in our field. 
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the organizers and hosts of this year’s DAGA, Leibniz University of Hannover. We are honored to have been a part of this event and look forward to future participation and collaboration.