World Listening Day 2017
World Listening Day

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July 18 is World Listening Day, a global community event.
Hashtag: #WLD2017

This year’s theme is “Listening to the Ground.” WLD 2017 reflects and honors the life and legacy of Pauline Oliveros, who died at age 84 on November 26, 2016.

“Sometimes we walk on the ground, sometimes on sidewalks or asphalt, or other surfaces. Can we find ground to walk on and can we listen for the sound or sounds of ground? Are we losing ground? Can we find new ground by listening for it?”—Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)

Contests and walks around the world focus attention on improving listening skills and conserving critical soundscapes. July 18 was chosen because it is the birthday of the Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, one of the founders of the Acoustic Ecology movement. Details:

2017 coverage



2016 Coverage



#SoundCon ( is a global conference and network for innovative sound makers, thinkers, and listeners. #SoundCon is partnering with World Listening Day to offer LIVE online broadcasts of WLD16 presentations on the theme of "Sounds Lost & Found" from July 17-18, 2016.


How to celebrate

Record a soundscape
Join a soundwalk
Create an account on an audio platform - such as ipadio or soundcloud - that allows you to upload an original audio recording.

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