Welcome to the 12th edition of the International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics


ICVPB 2020 main conference has taken place from Wednesday 2nd of December 2020 to Friday 4th of December, as an online event. The whole program has been revised to accomodate interactive participation from various time zones. Oral sessions were recorded and accessible in replay mode for registered participants. For poster sessions, a dedicated on-line time slot was scheduled on the program to promote interactions and discussions. 



We are very grateful to the 170 participants from 27 countries all around the world who contributed to its major success.


Immerse yourself in this conference through the  ICVPB2020 proceedings Edition December 2020 and the ICVPB2020 conference program





 Brief history of the conference

ICVPB dates back to 1980. Initially called the Vocal Fold Physiology Conference, it began with five inspired pioneers who brought together voice scientists from Japan and the United States (Wilbur James Gould, Osamu Fujimura, Kenneth Stevens, Minoru Hirano, and Ingo Titze). The first meeting was held in Kurume Japan, in 1980. The focus was the physical and biological underpinnings of voice production. In total, nine Vocal Fold Physiology meetings were held. After Kurume, the meeting took place in Madison (1982), Iowa City (1984), New Haven (1985), Tokyo (1987), Stockholm (1990), Denver (1992), Kurume (1994), and Sydney (1995).

The name of the conference was then changed to ICVPB to include the influx of biomechanics and biology into the study of voice production. The first ICVPB meeting was held in 1997 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, followed by Berlin (1999), Denver (2002), Marseille (2004), Tokyo (2006), Tampere (2008), Madison (2010), Erlangen (2012), Salt Lake City (2014), Viña del Mar (2016) and East Lansing (2018). The 12th edition will be held online and in Grenoble in December 2020, where the 40th birthday of the event will be celebrated.





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