The AES mission is to promote the science and practice of audio, by bringing leading people and ideas together.
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.
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?Read More
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
The Audio Engineering Society will hold a membership drive at the Anaheim Convention Center during The NAMM Show 2017, Jan. 19-22. The AES will be in space #159 (in the Lobby, outside of Halls A/B), where NAMM attendees can meet and greet AES members, get the latest information on AES events (both during The NAMM Show and throughout the year), and become a new member or renew a membership. “NAMM is all about making and sharing music, attracting numerous attendees who are active in recording and live sound,” said AES President-Elect David Scheirman. “AES membership offers lifelong benefits to such individuals, making The NAMM Show a good opportunity for the AES to meet prospective members and share how the Society can add to their knowledge, skills and professional growth.”Read More
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