About

The AES mission is to promote the science and practice of audio, by bringing leading people and ideas together.

OUR STORY

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research.

Currently, over 13,000 members are affiliated with more than 75 AES professional sections and more than 95 AES student sections around the world. Section activities may include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions. Through local AES section events, members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth.

Our Story
AES President

JOHN KRIVIT

President's Message

When the Department Chair at the college I was teaching at singled me out and told me that I had been designated to serve as the AES Faculty Advisor to our new AES student chapter, I really didn’t know what to think. I was a little scared believing that maybe I didn’t know enough to be in this position. At that time, I had never opened an AES Journal. I had never visited a convention. I had never even been to a local professional section meeting. I was fully unacquainted with the AES, and who was I really in this grand world of audio?

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LEADERSHIP

The overall function and direction of the AES is established by the Society’s Board of Governors, which is elected by voting members of the Society. Board meeting are held at each U.S. convention, and additional business may be conducted electronically throughout the year.

The Board of Governors consists of:
(1) the Society’s corporate officers (President; President-Elect; Immediate Past-President; Secretary; and Treasurer)
(2) the Treasurer-Elect
(3) the eight Regional Vice-Presidents (Eastern USA/Canada; Central USA/Canada; Western USA/Canada; Northern Europe; Central Europe; Southern Europe; Latin America; International)
(4) and eight Governors-at-Large

In between full meetings of the Board, the Society’s corporate officers (also known as the “Executive Committee”) are responsible for oversight of the AES. Daily administrative affairs at the Society’s headquarters are managed by a full-time Executive Director appointed by the corporate officers.

AES Board & Staff
AES Board of Governors

Press

Less Than One Week Left Until AES Membership Pricing Increase on September 1 – Act Now for New E-Library Access at Current Pricing

There’s never been a better time to join the Audio Engineering Society, with new Member Benefits including full access to the AES E-Library, exclusive discounts and services, and the status of membership in the world’s premier professional audio organization. Join or Renew membership with the AES before September 1 to take advantage of current pricing while gaining instant access to the world’s largest collective of audio industry resources, as well as significant savings on attending the upcoming AES Los Angeles Convention, taking place Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2, 2016, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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AES EVENT NEWS SITES

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AES Paris 2016

Read all the recent news from our recordbreaking event in Paris.

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AES Los Angeles 2016

Tools of the trade, breaking research, theory and application, historical perspective, student competitions and career development ­– presented by the best minds in audio. If it’s about audio, it’s at AES!

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