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December 20, 2011 - AES Announces Executive Director, Budapest Call for Engineering Briefs

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  1. AES Names Bob Moses Executive Director
  2. Call for Engineering Briefs: AES 132nd Convention

AES Names Bob Moses Executive Director

Bob Moses

Bob Moses, longtime AES member and officer, accomplished product designer, technologist, and pro audio industry advocate, has been named Executive Director of the Audio Engineering Society. Announced today, by AES President Jan Abildgaard Pedersen, Moses will assume his new role January 1, 2012.

“An exhaustive search was undertaken for the best possible candidate for this pivotal AES position,” Jan Pedersen remarked. “Bob Moses is eminently qualified to address the multi-faceted demands of our 14,000 plus member organization. He brings enthusiasm, technical acumen, leadership and communications skills to this critical position. During his 23 years as an AES member, he has established invaluable relationships throughout our international membership. He is committed to implementing the Board of Governors’ goals of ensuring the Society’s fiscal health into the future, growing membership, and increasing value to our members and supporters. His deep appreciation for our 63-year history coupled with his eagerness to address the challenges of the future make him an ideal choice for Executive Director.”

In accepting the position, Bob Moses said, "The AES has been the backbone of my career. It has provided me with a unique platform to evangelize my ideas and seek feedback from the industry. I’ve learned almost everything I know about audio, and met many of my closest colleagues, through AES activities. I can't imagine achieving my career goals without AES there to support me.

"Outgoing Executive Director Roger Furness has done an incredible job over the past 17 years, and I deeply appreciate his decision to remain aboard throughout 2012,” Moses continued. “My initial task is to identify where the AES provides maximum value to its membership and the industry, and to advance new ways to enhance this value. Sixty-three years ago the AES was the place for the scientific community to share ideas. Over time, AES Conventions evolved as the best forum for manufactures to exhibit professional audio products. But today, the Internet and persistent economic challenges worldwide have changed the game. Based on my own experience as an AES member, author, and exhibitor, I know the AES remains a vital resource for audio professionals. We need to clarify that value and communicate it better. I'm ready for the challenge."

In 1987 after graduating from McGill University with an electrical engineering degree, Bob Moses joined Rane Corporation as a digital audio product designer. In 1995 he invented a novel means of transporting audio over Firewire and cofounded Digital Harmony Technologies (DHT) to deploy this technology.  Moses worked as a consultant to numerous consumer and professional audio manufacturers until he was recruited by THAT Corporation in 2006 as Program Manager of its integrated circuit (IC) business. During the past five years he has concentrated his energies on managing new technology development at THAT.

As a member of the AES Board of Governors since 1999; VP Western Region, 2001 -2006; and President, 2007 – 2008, Bob Moses has served an increasingly integral role within the organization and on Convention development, including several consecutive turns as Product Design Track Chair.

“We are confident that Bob Moses will prove himself an imaginative and resourceful Executive Director as the AES moves forward in the coming decades,” Jan Abildgaard Pedersen concludes. “We recognize the invaluable contribution Roger Furness has served in this demanding role, and we are pleased he will be staying next year to ensure a smooth transition to the future.”

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AES 132nd Convention Call for Engineering Briefs

AES 132nd Convention

AES 132nd Convention - AES Budapest 2012
Location: Budapest Congress & World Trade Center, Budapest, Hungary
Conference Dates: April 26-29, 2012

Engineering briefs are intended to be short verbal talks or poster presentations that will be of interest to AES members. Contributors must supply a short synopsis by February 14, 2012 to indicate their desire to present an engineering brief, followed later by an electronic manuscript. These manuscripts will be freely available for download for any AES member during and after the Convention, but there will be no paper copies.

Topics for the Engineering Briefs can be very wide-ranging, such as studio experience, equipment construction, new loudspeaker concepts, room acoustic measurements, analysis of audio equipment, and project studio startups, to name just a few. Relaxed reviewing of submissions will consider mainly whether they are of interest to AES convention attendees and are not overly commercial. Double-column electronic manuscripts following the prescribed template will be restricted to 4 pages in length, and must be supplied by March 27, 2012.

To learn more about the submission process please read the full Call for Engineering Briefs.

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