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Frequently asked questions

What is VoiceID?

  • VoiceID is our shorthand for the International Conference on Voice Identity. The conference aims to bring together researchers interested in any aspect of voice perception and production from different disciplines such as Psychology, Biology, Linguistics, Physics, Engineering and beyond. For more details about the content, please see the Call for Abstracts. Our first conference was held in Zurich in 2022, and the second will take place from 28-30 August 2024 in Marburg.  The full programme for VoiceID 2024 will be made available in late spring 2024, but please see the Programme page for a preview of confirmed speakers. For a taste of the kind of content presented at VoiceID, you can also browse the programme from our 2022 meeting here:

How big is the conference?

  • VoiceID is still a relatively small conference. For our first VoiceID conference, we had around 60 attendees. For VoiceID 2024 in Marburg, we anticipate slightly larger numbers, but not exceeding 120 attendees.

Can I just attend the conference, or is it obligatory to present something?

  • Anyone with a scientific interest in voice identity research is welcome to register. You do not need to present at the conference.

What does presenting at VoiceID entail?

  • Talks at VoiceID are 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes for Q&A. Poster sessions will last 1 hour.

What are the fees and associated costs around VoiceID?

  • Registration for VoiceID 2024 will open to coincide with the notification of abstract acceptances (end of April 2024). Registration fees for the meeting are anticipated to cost a maximum of 200€ for Professors/Faculty, 100€ for postdoctoral researchers, and 50€ for students. Final rates will be confirmed before abstract acceptances are announced. The registration fee includes coffee/tea, lunch, the abstract booklet and a certificate of participation. See also: Conference fees.

How expensive is Marburg?

  • Marburg is a student town in a fairly rural area of Germany and the number of tourists visiting this town is relatively small. As a result, the costs of eating out or for accommodation are still reasonable; a non-fancy dinner may cost between 10-20€. Secondly, Marburg is small and almost everything (conference sites, old town, castle) can be reached by foot, if you booked your accommodation in the city centre. Therefore you probably won’t have any further transport costs once you have arrived in Marburg. See also: About Marburg