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Convention Program to Offer More Selections than Ever Before

NEW YORK, June 30, 2003—The Audio Engineering Society 115th Convention, “The Power of Sound” will take place October 10 – 13, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. A number of the industry’s top professionals have dedicated their time to ensure the AES 115th Convention addresses the latest topics within the audio industry by participating in the planning committee.

Serving as the 115th Convention Committee Chair is Zoe Thrall, General Manager of The Hit Factory in New York City and AES Member. Thrall’s 22 years in the recording industry includes studio and artist management; engineering, performance and touring credits. In addition to membership to the AES, Thrall is also a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the American Federation of Musicians, and is a former director of the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS).

The committee members include: Ron Ajemian, industry consultant, Volunteers Chair; Jim Anderson, engineer/producer, Facilities Chair; David Baker, engineeer/producer, Historical Chair; Sam Berkow, SIA Acoustics, Workshops Chair; David Bialik, Systems Engineering Consultant, Broadcast Events Advisor; Jim Johnston, Microsoft Corporation, Papers Chair; Louis Manno, industry consultant, Technical Tours Chair; William Moylan, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Education Chair; Lisa Roy, Studio A Consulting, Special Events Advisor; Bill Siegmund, Digital Island Studios, Special Events Chair.

“We are excited to present this year’s program of technical and special events,” says Thrall. “Our committee has designed an extraordinarily strong collection of events, drawing from the latest developments in audio technology.” The technical program will offer more selections than ever before, and events will illustrate how far reaching the “Power of Sound” can be.

New at the AES Convention will be Exhibitor Seminars, which received a strong response when presented for the first time in Amsterdam at the 114th Convention. Participating exhibitors will have the opportunity for closer contact with convention visitors, as well as the ability to showcase products in great detail. In addition to the exhibitor seminars, the convention program will also include a series of Tutorial Seminars, which will include daily lectures in the morning and afternoon on a wide range of topics.

A student design competition for audio projects has also been added to this year’s mix. Projects for submission can include loudspeaker designs, electronic circuits, audio/music software, microphones, musical instruments or any other item made for use in the audio field. Entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts in design and manufacturing. The application deadline for submissions is September 13, 2003. Details and entry forms can be found at

Information on exhibiting at the 115th AES Convention can be found at A calendar of events, online registration, hotel and travel information are also available. Please visit for the latest updates on this and other events of the AES.


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