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Co-Chairs: Andres Mayo, Linda Gedemer 2016avar_chairs@aes.org

Papers:  2016avar_papers@aes.org

Tutorials and Workshops:  2016avar_workshops@aes.org

Business & Finance Chair/Treasurer: Richard Wollrich

International Sales: Graham Kirk

Event Logistics Chair: Greg Kadorian

Secretary: Brian Seagrave

Social Media Coordinator: Pablo "Tango" Formica

Website Coordinator: Gary Epstein

Convention Volunteer Coordinator: Steven O'Hara

Session Chair: Sarah Stevenson

Andres Mayo

Conference
Co-Chair

Linda Gedemer

Conference
Co-Chair

Brian Seagrave

Secretary

Chris Cain

Richard Wollrich

Business & Finance
Chair/Treasurer

Graham Kirk

International Sales

Greg Kadorian

Event
Logistics Chair

Pablo "Tango" Formica

Social Media
Coordinator

Gary Epstein

Website Coordinator

Stephen O'Hara

Volunteer Coordinator

   

Sarah Stevenson

Session Chair

   

 

Andres Mayo is founder/president of Andres Mayo Mastering & Audio Post, and also past-President of the Audio Engineering Society from October 2014 thru October 2015. He is a two-times Grammy-winning audio engineer and a producer with 25+ years of experience, with credits on more than 2,000 titles released on vinyl, CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and/or web streaming, working for artists from Latin America, US, Spain, France, Germany and many other parts of the world. In 2014, Andres founded LatinVR, a company devoted to VR content production. He served as VP Latin America from 2005 thru 2009, later becoming Co-Chair of the Technical Committee for Recording Technology and Practices, and also judged at the latest AES International Recording Competitions. In 2009, Andres received the AES Board of Governors Award in recognition of co-chairing the AES Latin American Conference in Buenos Aires, and in 2011 was presented with the AES Citation Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Latin American Professional Audio Community.

 

For 27 years co-chair Linda A. Gedemer has worked as an AV systems consultant and project manager in the development of media production and presentation systems worldwide. She is also an acoustic consultant working in architectural acoustics. She has been actively involved in audio post-production work for many years. In addition, for 12 years Linda served as an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University as part of LMU’s School of Film and Television. Linda received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and completed her internship at Universal Recording in Chicago; she then relocated to Los Angeles, and began her career as an AV systems designer with such companies as Walt Disney Imagineering. She attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she earned her Master of Science in Acoustics. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD at the University of Salford, UK, and works as a post-graduate researcher at Harman International. She also serves as CTO of Source Sound VR.

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