AES E-News: October 1 – 135th Convention & Mobile App, AES Tech News, Job Board, September Journal
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AES 135th Convention
We have good news - we've been able to extend the hotel reservation deadline for the AES Headquarters Hotel to October 6th. That's right... you now have until Sunday to book a room at the Marriott Marquis right in the heart of Times Square in NYC - we've negotiated a far lower rate than what you'll see on normal travel websites.
We've also been able to extend the registration deadline for getting your badge - it has been extended to October 14th. After that, prices go up and are only available on-site at the Javits Center. As an AES member you qualify for the lowest price on an All Access badge, or if you only want to visit the exhibition and special events then you can attend those for FREE with an Exhibits Plus badge (if you register in advance).
This years AES Convention is shaping up to be one of the best ever. Of course, you might expect me to say that no matter what, but consider this:
Jim Anderson and his convention committee are back with another Technical Program chock full of amazing events, literally bursting at the seams (we ran out of rooms at Javits!), including new tracks in Archiving & Restoration, Sound for Picture, and Recording & Production to complement the Tracks in previous conventions (Product Design, Game Audio, Broadcast & Streaming Media, and Live Sound). Hidden within this massive program of workshops, tutorials, research papers, special events, and so on are exciting sessions such as the sound team from television's "Deadliest Catch" talking about how they record amazing audio in the world's most harsh conditions. Jimmy Jam and Bruce Swedien are coming to tell us about their secrets in the studio, in addition to a strong program of Platinum Mastering and Engineering events.
Complementing the Technical Program are a number of events put together by our partners. The Project Studio Expo, in partnership with Sound On Sound magazine is back on the convention floor with two days of free training for people who work in small studios. Systems Contracting News (SCN) magazine is hosting the Systems Sound Symposium in the convention floor with a variety of workshops that explore topics of importance to installers. And the DTV Audio Group is putting on a great forum on audio production and distribution in an evolving television delivery landscape (are we going backwards from surround sound to mono compressed streams now?). The Recording Academy's annual Grammy SoundTable event will explore how Phil Ramone did his magic in the studio with an all-star panel. SPARS is back with their mentoring program, and on and on.
This year we introduce a new program called the Knowledge Center in which businesses give seminars on topics of importance to them – product training, round table discussions, and so on.
And we are celebrating passage of the latest AES standard – AES-67, which promises to finally bring interoperability to the disparate networked audio systems.
Pre-registration numbers for the convention are extremely strong and we are excited about having a fantastic event. I hope everyone can make it!
Your interactive guide to the 135th AES Convention
Download the AES Mobile Convention app, and navigate your way through the technical program. The app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and any smartphone that has web-enabled browser capability (such as BlackBerry). The AES Mobile Convention App allows you to:
There’s no better way to investigate the multitude of events, organize your schedule and maximize your investment in the 135th AES Convention.
In addition to this E-News member newsletter, the AES sends out a weekly newsletter with the latest information about AES and the audio industry. This is a FREE service provided by the AES and you can unsubscribe at any time using the link at the bottom of each message. It's a great way to stay abreast of the latest information about our conventions and the products that are exhibited there.
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