AES Conventions and Conferences

AES 106th Convention, Munich, Germany 1999 May 8-11


General Introduction
The AES Convention offered some outstanding audio events for students and their schools, institutions and universities. Education in the broad spectrum of audio has always been a fundamental part of all AES activities. Students had the chance to exchange ideas and share their own experiences with their colleagues from around the world. For this purpose, the AES Munich convention had its own student area as a central meeting point. Audio education is the central focus point of the standing committee for education of the AES, chaired by Roy Pritts.

Professor Pritts is responsible for the Student Assemblies which took place during the convention and where new representatives were elected. As in previous AES Conventions, student activities played an important role aside from the normal Papers Sessions, Workshops and Technical Tours. A special technical tour for students was organized for Monday, May 10, to the Bayerischer Rundfunk.

Student Crew to Cover Various Situations
A group of assistants were constantly present during the convention to assist, answer questions, and to guide participants. The total crew consisted of:

  • Ernst Joachim Voelker, Chairman � Students and Education, Germany
  • Maria Schramm, Student Reception Desk
  • Joachim M�ller, Germany (Detmold)
  • Sebastian Gabler, Germany (Berlin)
    Tel. +49-172-3279.216
  • Tom Langlotz, Student (Darmstadt)
  • Samira Abdin, Student (Munich)
    MOC Congress Center
    Tel. +49.89.54644460

This student crew organized special student events such as the educational fair, student poster sessions, recording competitions in classical and jazz/pop music and panel discussions.

Student Program

Student Assembly � Part 1
Saturday, May 8, 16:00 -18:00 h
This meeting included students from various student sections and student section officers. Participants from schools, institutions, universities and other areas of education were also welcome to attend. Elections took place at this assembly for European/International Student Delegate Assembly Representatives.

Education Fair
Sunday, May 9, 11:00 -14:00 h
Institutions, colleges, universities and audio schools presented their audio education programs during this fair. Representatives discussed career and educational issues.

Job Forum
Sunday, May 9, 14:00 -16:00 h
Panelists and experts in the audio field offered the opportunity for discussions concerning job descriptions, requirements and expectations along with future job market developments.

Poster Session, Student Presentations
Sunday, May 9, 12:00 -14:00 h
Monday, May 10, 12:30-14:00 h
Students had the opportunity to report on their studies using poster presentations (consisting of photos and short descriptions). Many discussions took place with visitors, professionals and other students.

Student Recordings, Classical
Monday, May 10, 14:00-16:00 h
The student recording submissions deadline was by the beginning of the AES Convention, in order to take part in this competition for the Classical student recordings. Judges evaluated the recordings using control rooms at the Bavarian Radio Station. In this event some selected recordings were presented, evaluated and discussed with recording experts. Awards were presented.

Student Recordings, Jazz / Pop
Tuesday, May 11, 12:00-14:00 h
The submissions deadline for the Jazz/Pop student recordings was by the beginning of the AES Convention in order to take part in this competition. Recordings were be evaluated by judges at the Bavarian Radio Station control rooms. In this event, selected recordings were presented, evaluated and discussed with recording experts. Awards were presented.

Student Assembly � Part 2
Tuesday, May 11, 14:00-16:00 h
Students will discussed their activities and plans for the coming year and the next AES Convention in Paris in the year 2000. All students, educators and representatives of universities and audio schools were invited to participate.

Special Student Technical Tour
Monday, May 10, 9:30-12:00 h
A special technical tour for students only is planned to the radio studios of the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation (Bayerischer Rundfunk � BR). 8 AES Convention Munich AES Convention Munich 9

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