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- 135th AES Convention Hits A Five-Year High
- Convention takes a bite out of the Big Apple and reminds the industry that “If It’s About Audio, It’s At AES”
- AES 2013 Election Results
- The results are in!
- Time to Vote: 2013 AES Elections
- Deadline is Friday, July 12th
- Recordings from AES Rome Jazz Concert Now Available
- Listen to the Greg Burk Jazz Trio in ImmersAV
Venues and Travel Information
Main Conference Venue
The conference will be held at the Barbican Arts Centre, Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. The Barbican is conveniently accessible from all London airports by train or local public transportation.
The main auditorium will be the Frobisher Conference Rooms 1 & 2 best approached from the Silk street entrance:
Barbican Arts Centre, Silk St,
High up under the glass roof of the Centre, the Conservatory Terrace overlooks the tropical treetops of the Conservatory. Poster and demo sessions, coffee breaks, reception and sponsor events will take place in this space.
Travel information to the Barbican Centre
Nearest London Underground stations are Barbican on the Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines, or Moorgate on the Northern line and National Rail Lines. Both stations are in Zone 1 of the London Underground and five minutes walk from the centre.
Recommended travel destinations include Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London City airports. Travelling to the Barbican from:
London Heathrow: The Heathrow Express runs to London Paddington station (Journey time 15-20 mins, runs every 15 mins. Costs £32 return plus £3
Alternative cheaper route: From Heathrow, take the London Underground Piccadilly Line Eastbound to Kings Cross St. Pancras. Change to the Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines to the Barbican. Allow up to 1 hour and 15 minutes total travel time.
London Gatwick: Cheap mainline train is available from/to London Bridge station (£9.90 - £11.90 single). The Gatwick Express runs to London Victoria station. (Journey time about 30 mins, runs about every 15 mins. Costs £15.95 single, £27.40 return) London underground from all these train stations is available to the Barbican.
London Stansted: Stansted Express runs to London Liverpool Street station. (Journey time about 45 mins, runs about every 30 mins. Costs £20 single, £27.30 return.) A cheap way from Stansted airport is to take a National Express coach to Stratford which costs £8.00. The total travel time is about 1 hour (45 min coach + 15 min underground). London underground from all these train stations is available to the Barbican.
London City Airport: The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) runs to Canning Town underground station. London City Airport is about 6-7 miles east of the centre, a Taxi (black cab) fare to the campus is about £20 - £30. Public transport is available using the DLR to Bank station, which is one stop away from Moorgate station on the Northern Line, walking distance to the Barbican.
For more information about getting to the Barbican please see: www.barbican.org.uk/visitor-information
A technical tour will take place at BBC broadcasting facilities in central London.
BBC Broadcasting House
Oxford Circus (0.3min) Bakerloo, Central, Victoria lines
Great Portland Street (0.6 min) Circle, Hammersmith, Metropolitan lines.
A tutorial day will be held at Queen Mary University of London on effective research practices (e.g. the use of version control and unit testing in audio research) and selected topics TBC (e.g. Semantic Web and/or Sparse Representation).
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
Travel information to Queen Mary, Mile End Campus
Nearest stations on the London Underground are Mile End on Hammersmith and City, District and Central lines; and Stepney Green on the Hammersmith and City and District lines.
Transport for London publish interactive maps showing Underground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and bus information.