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Version 6: May 3rd, 2001


  • Updated Excel Calendar
  • New PDF version of Calendar
  • Comprehensive information about all events and sessions has been added

---> The tentative program of the 110th AES Convention, which will take place in the RAI Exhibition & Congress Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from Saturday May 12th through Tuesday May 15th , 2001, is available as a downloadable Excel file, by clicking here. If Microsoft Excel is not installed on your computer, you may download a free Excel viewer from the Microsoft website by clicking here. The size of this downloadable file is 4 MB.

General Information
The Convention takes place in the RAI International Exhibition & Congress Centre.
The Registration Area is located in the Lounge Forum.
Technical Papers take place in Rooms B, C & D.
Workshops Sessions take place in Room L and in the Forum Lecture Room.
The Exhibition hall is the Parkhal (Hall 8) and demo-rooms are located between halls 8 and 10.


The RAI Hotel Service has blocked rooms for AES Convention visitors in a variety of hotels with different price levels in Amsterdam. You can go to their website, browse through their offering and make a reservation by clicking on RAI Hotels.

For very simple and cheap accommodation - youth hostels, budget hotels - you are referred to the 110th AES Convention Student Website.


For tourist information about Amsterdam and The Netherlands you may want to visit any of the following websites:

Cash or credit cards (Eurocard/Mastercard/Visa/American Express) are accepted for on-site registration.

Press attendees are invited to register directly at the Press Center, located in the Lounge Forum. Press passes are given only upon presentation of press credentials (press card, sample of publication, letter from editor).

Registration Desk Hours
Friday, May 11  15:00 hr - 20:00 hr
Saturday, May 12  08:30 hr - 17:30 hr
Sunday, May 13   08:30 hr - 17:30 hr
Monday, May 14   08:30 hr - 17:30 hr
Tuesday, May 15   08:30 hr - 15:30 hr

Exhibition Hours
Saturday, May 12  10:00 hr - 18:00 hr
Sunday, May 13  10:00 hr - 18:00 hr
Monday, May 14  10:00 hr - 18:00 hr
Tuesday, May 15  10:00 hr - 17:00 hr

On-Site Registration Fees
The full Convention & Exhibition program includes access to papers, workshops and to the exhibition. Prices are quoted in Dutch Guilders (NLG) & Euros (EUR).
Full Program
AES Members & Associates, VDT400182
Non-Members 595270
AES Student Members11552
Non-Member Student 20091
AES Honorary & Life Members, AuthorsNo FeeNo Fee
Tickets for the "Mixer Party"7534
Tickets for the AES Banquet 17579
Single-day Full Program as well as tickets for single workshops are also available.

Access to the Exhibition only
AES Members & Associates, VDT4520
AES Student Members209
Non-Member Student3014

Why not become a member of the Audio Engineering Society? The difference between the full program registration fee for non-members versus AES-members equals the AES membership fee for the year 2001 and includes subscription to the 10-issue per year Journal (JAES) and lower rates for AES Publications. If you wish to become an AES member, please pay the non-member registration fee and contact the AES Membership at the Desk.

All payments (registration fees, publications, banquet tickets, technical tours etc.) are to be made in Dutch Guilders (NLG) using one of the following forms of payment:
Cash (in NLG only)
Credit Card (American Express, Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard)

A minimum value of 45 NLG is necessary for credit card. For smaller amounts, only cash payments are accepted.

Money Change Facilities
The ABN AMRO is located at the Scheldeplein 1/5 in Amsterdam, just across the RAI. Also, cash dispensers (ATM) are at the entrance of Hall 9.

AES Publications shop
The 110th Convention Preprints and other AES Publications and items are on sale at the AES Publication Shop, located in front of the Parkhal

The following prices for papers include taxes and are quoted in NLG & EUR.
Full set, papers printed240110
Full set, papers on CD-ROM240110
Combined full set, printed and CD-ROM360165
Single paper104,5

A limited number of AES Anthologies and Conference Proceedings are on sale as well.

Tours, Mixer Party, Banquet Tickets
All tickets are on sale at the AES Ticket Shop in the registration area. Sales start on Friday, May 11th at 15:00 hr.

Press Center
The Press Center is located in the Lounge Forum.
Access to the Press Center is reserved exclusively for journalists and publication staff. Exhibitors are welcome to deliver press-kits and information for the press but are not permitted to collect any literature from other exhibitors.

Press Center Opening Hours
Friday, May 11  16:00 hr - 20:00 hr
Saturday, May 12  08:30 hr - 18:00 hr
Sunday, May 13  08:30 hr - 18:00 hr
Monday, May 14  08:30 hr - 18:00 hr
Tuesday, May 15  08:30 hr - 17:00 hr

AES Daily
The editorial office of the AES official Daily "Convention News" is located in the Mezzanine above the Parkhal. Three issues are released, the third one serving day 3 & 4 of the convention.

Public Telephone, Post Office, Copy Center
The RAI is equipped with several pay phones using phone cards & credit cards. A Business Centre, provided with telephones, copy and fax machines as well as Internet connections, is available near the entrance to the hall.

AES Courtesy Desk
Located within the Registration Area, the AES Courtesy Desk can provide the following services:

Tourist and Accommodation Information

Message Center
Please note that paging is not permitted during the hours of Convention. The public address system is reserved for security messages only.

Trains to Schiphol Airport
Direct train connection from the RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre to Schiphol Airport is Amsterdam RAI station, a 7-minute walking distance from the RAI Centre.

By Train
The intercity trains from Roosendaal/Belgium connect at Schiphol with trains going to the Amsterdam RAI station. At Schiphol, the connection is on the same platform. Coming from Arnhem/Germany, the fastest way to reach the RAI is to take the train to Amsterdam Duivendrecht station and change for the Amsterdam RAI station. From Amsterdam Central Station (CS), the Amstelveen express tram 51 reaches the RAI in 12 minutes, (Amsterdam RAI station exit ) while tram 4 takes 30 minutes (RAI Europaplein stop).

From Amstel station, the Amstelveen express tram 51 takes 5 minutes, and the bus (route 15, 69 or 169) is a 10-minute journey (RAI Europaplein stop).

By Car
The RAI is located next to the Amsterdam ring road (A10), at Exit S109. RAI is signposted all along the way. There are spacious parking facilities, both under the Congress Centre and the Exhibition Hall. Travelling by car within Amsterdam is not recommended as most streets are not designed to carry a lot of traffic. Moreover, there is a desperate lack of parking space, specially in the inner-city.

Public Transport in Amsterdam
A comprehensive network of trams, metro/light rail and buses is operated by GVB Municipal Transport. At the RAI Centre and nearby, there are stops of Light Rail 51 (Station RAI), Tram 4 (Europaplein), and Bus 15 (Dintelstraat).
Both Light Rail 51 and Tram 4 connect directly with the inner-city and Amsterdam-CS railway station. Frequency is about 4-5 times per hour. The trip to Amsterdam-CS by Light Rail takes 12 minutes, by Tram approximately 35 minutes.

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