The conference was opened by the coordinator of the project through its four-year life, Professor Astrid van
Wieringen. She summed up the history of the project (see page 36 of the September 2017 magazine for more information) and spoke about the history of the University of Leuven, going back to 1450, in whose magnificent buildings it was taking place. She drew attention to the four pillars of the project – whose overall aim was ‘inclusion in a noisy society’ – which would be the theme of the two-day event – communication, acoustics, remediation and elearning.
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