Six years after its first international conference focused on audio education, the Audio Engineering Society is pleased to announce that a follow-up education conference will be held July 23-25, 2020, on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee (USA). The conference will examine the technical, industrial and social changes affecting audio education and training while also focusing on instructional resources, teaching methods, learning outcomes, technical operations, areas for research, and similar topics that are relevant to organizations and individuals who provide theoretical and practical training in all areas of audio engineering.
The 2013 conference generated papers on topics that included career and industry trends, methods for teaching listening, mixing and perception, program and curriculum design, and numerous case studies. Workshops and social events also provided opportunities for networking and professional development.
The aim of the 2020 audio education conference is to build on this foundation with updated perspectives, current research about our evolving field and additional contributions from trainers, faculty, researchers, managers and practitioners. Its outcomes will include a collection of peer-reviewed papers, historical documents, survey instruments, and potential recommendations for educational resource management and development.
Original contributions are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following topics:
Relationships between student and faculty careers, academic research and industry
Changing roles of audio and media professionals in businesses and companies
Impacts of new commercial developments, including audio networking, immersive sound and artificial intelligence, on instruction, curriculum and applications
Effective teaching and learning methods and technologies
Discipline-specific case studies, including approaches to instruction and training in listening, mixing, perception, signal processing, teamwork, etc.
Program overviews and history
Topics related to diversity and inclusion in the classroom
Strategies behind the design of educational programs in audio
Maintaining and developing the competence of audio lecturers/teachers
Authors may submit proposals as complete papers (4–10 pages) or as an abstract (60–120 words) with a précis (500–750 words), using the paper proposal site by February 17, 2020. Complete paper and abstract-plus-précis proposals will be reviewed by at least two experts in the field, and accepted papers may be presented in the oral sessions or as a poster, at the discretion of the committee, although authors may indicate a preference. Accepted authors will be notified by March 2, 2020. Final manuscripts (4 to 10 pages) of accepted papers, independent of the type of submission as complete papers or abstract-plus-précis, must follow any revisions guided by the committee’s review and will be due no later than April 30, 2020.
Deadline for paper/poster proposals: Extended to2020 February 17
Accepted authors notified by: 2020 March 23 (revised)
Murfreesboro is approximately 30 miles southeast of Nashville, an internationally recognized center for music and recording. Nashville International Airport (BNA) is served by all major domestic airlines and provides connections to all international hubs on the U.S. East and West Coasts. The Recording Industry and Audio Production programs at Middle Tennessee State University were founded in 1973 and are currently housed in state of the art facilities in MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment. In addition to program events at MTSU, the conference will include unique demonstrations in the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University and social events in Nashville and Murfreesboro that allow attendees to interact in informal settings while enjoying the unique flavor of Middle Tennessee’s music and entertainment scene.