AES San Francisco 2012
Student / Career Event Details

Friday, October 26, 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm (Room 132)

SC1 - Opening and Student Delegate Assembly Meeting: Part 1

Co-moderators:
Ezequiel Morfi, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes - Buenos Aires, CABA, Argentina
Colin Pfund, University of Hartford - West Hardford, CT, USA


Abstract:
The first Student Delegate Assembly (SDA) meeting is the official opening of the Convention’s student program and a great opportunity to meet with fellow students from all corners of the world. This opening meeting of the Student Delegate Assembly will introduce new events and election proceedings, announce candidates for the coming year’s election for the North & Latin American Regions Vice Chair, announce the finalists in the four Student Recording Competition categories and the new Student Design Competition, and announce all upcoming student/education related events of the convention. Students and student sections will be given the opportunity to introduce themselves and their activities, in order to stimulate international contacts. The SDA leaders will then lead a dialogue to discuss important issues significant to all college audio students.

All students and educators are invited to participate in this meeting. Election results and Recording Competition and Design Competition Awards will be given at the Student Delegate Assembly Meeting–Part 2 on Monday, October 29.

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 11:30 am — 12:30 pm (Room 114)

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SC2 - Student Recording Critiques

Moderator:
Ian Corbett, Kansas City Kansas Community College - Kansas City, KS, USA


Abstract:
Students! Bring in your stereo or surround projects to these non-competitive listening sessions and a panel will give you valuable feedback and comments on your work! Students should sign-up for time slots at the first SDA meeting, on a first come, first served basis. Bring your stereo or surround work on CD, DVD, memory-stick, or hard disc, as clearly-labeled 44.1 KHz WAVE or AIFF files. Finalists in the Recording Competition are excluded from participating in this event to allow the many non-finalists an opportunity for feedback on their hard work. The Student Recording Critiques are generously sponsored by PMC.

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 12:30 pm — 2:00 pm (Foyer)

SC3 - Education and Career/Job Fair


Abstract:
The combined AES 133 Education and Career Fair will match job seekers with companies and prospective students with schools.

Companies
Looking for the best and brightest minds in the audio world? No place will have more of them assembled than the 133rd Convention of the Audio Engineering Society. Companies are invited to participate in our Education and Career Fair, free of charge. This is the perfect chance to identify your ideal new hires!
All attendees of the convention, students and professionals alike, are welcome to come visit with representatives from participating companies to find out more about job and internship opportunities in the audio industry. Bring your resume!
Companies sign up by clicking here!

Schools
One of the best reasons to attend AES conventions is the opportunity to make important connections with your fellow educators from around the globe. Academic Institutions offering studies in audio (from short courses to graduate degrees) will be represented in a "table top" session. Information on each school's respective programs will be made available through displays and academic guidance. There is no charge for schools/institutions to participate. Admission is free and open to all convention attendees.
Schools sign up by clicking here!

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 3:30 pm — 5:30 pm (Room 132)

SC4 - Speed Counseling with Experts—Mentoring Answers for Your Career


Abstract:
This event is specially suited for students, recent graduates, young professionals, and those interested in career advice. Hosted by SPARS in cooperation with the AES Education Committee, Women’s Audio Mission, G.A.N.G., and Manhattan Producers Alliance, career related Q&A sessions will be offered to participants in a speed group mentoring format. A dozen students will interact with 4-5 working professionals in specific audio engineering fields or categories every 20 minutes. Audio engineering fields/categories include gaming, live sound/live recording, audio manufacturer, mastering, sound for picture, and studio production.

Moderator: Kirk Imamura, President, Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS)
Mentors (subject to change) include: Elise Baldwin, Dren McDonald, Paul Lipson, Tom Salta, Bob Skye, Deanne Franklin, Lauretta Molitor, David Hewitt, Chris Estes, Dave Hampton, Andrew Hollis, Chris Spahr, Richard Warp, David Glasser, Michael Romanowski, Piper Payne, Scott Hull, Steve Horowitz, Eric Johnson, Krysten Mate, Leslie Mona-Mathus, Shawn Murphy, Chris Bell, Mark Rubel, David Bowles, Pat McMakin, Neil Dorfsman

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 5:30 pm — 6:30 pm (Room 133)

SC5 - Recording Competition: Part 1


Abstract:
The Student Recording Competition is a highlight at each convention. A distinguished panel of judges participates in critiquing finalists of each category in an interactive presentation and discussion. This event presents stereo and surround recordings in this category:

• Sound for Visual Media 5:30 to 6:30 [Judges: Lora Hilschberg, Shawn Murphy]

The top three finalists in each category, as identified by our judges, present a short summary of their production intentions and the key recording and mix techniques used to realize their goals. They then play their projects for all who attend. Meritorious awards are determined here and will be presented at the closing Student Delegate Assembly Meeting (SDA-2) on Monday afternoon. The competition is a great chance to hear the work of your fellow students at other educational institutions. Everyone learns from the judges’ comments even if your project isn’t one of the finalists, and it's a great chance to meet other students and faculty.

 
 

Saturday, October 27, 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm (Off-Site 1)

Student Party


Abstract:
Audio Students! Join us for a fun and exciting evening at the AES Student Party to be held at Coast Recorders/Michael Romanowski Mastering, an historic recording studio with the largest tracking room in San Francisco designed and built by the legendary Bill Putnam over 40 years ago. Tickets must be purchased in advance, either at the first meeting of the Student Delegate Assembly or at the AES Student Chapters Booth outside of the Exhibit Hall. The party will provide another opportunity for students to speak with industry mentors and will feature a special SPARS Legacy award presentation to Record Plant founder and industry stalwart Chris Stone.

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 9:00 am — 10:30 am (Room 122)

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SC6 - Student Design Competition

Moderator:
Scott Dorsey, Williamsburg, VA, USA


Abstract:
The three Graduate level and three undergraduate level finalists of the AES Student Design Competition will present and defend their designs in front of a panel of expert judges. This is an opportunity for aspiring student hardware and software engineers to have their projects reviewed by the best minds in the business. It's also an invaluable career-building event and a great place for companies to identify their next employees.

Students from both audio and non-audio backgrounds are encouraged to submit entries. Few restrictions are placed on the nature of the projects, but designs must be for use with audio. Examples include loudspeaker design, DSP plug-ins, analog hardware, signal analysis tools, mobile applications, and sound synthesis devices. Products should represent new, original ideas implemented in working-model prototypes.

Judges: John La Grou, Dave Collins, Bill Whitlock, W.C. (Hutch) Hutchison

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 10:30 am — 12:00 pm (Foyer)

SC7 - Student Design Exhibition


Abstract:
All accepted student entries to the AES Student Design Competition will have the opportunity to show off their designs at this poster/tabletop exhibition. This audio "science fair" is free and open to all convention attendees and is an opportunity for aspiring student hardware and software engineers to have their projects seen by the AES design community. It's also an invaluable career-building event and a great place for companies to identify their next employees.

Students from both audio and non-audio backgrounds are encouraged to submit entries. Few restrictions are placed on the nature of the projects, but designs must be for use with audio. Examples include loudspeaker design, DSP plug-ins, analog hardware, signal analysis tools, mobile applications, and sound synthesis devices. Products should represent new, original ideas implemented in working-model prototypes.

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 12:30 pm — 1:30 pm (Room 114)

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SC8 - Student Recording Critiques

Moderator:
Ian Corbett, Kansas City Kansas Community College - Kansas City, KS, USA


Abstract:
Students! Bring in your stereo or surround projects to these non-competitive listening sessions and a panel will give you valuable feedback and comments on your work! Students should sign-up for time slots at the first SDA meeting, on a first come, first served basis. Bring your stereo or surround work on CD, DVD, memory-stick, or hard disc, as clearly-labeled 44.1KHz WAVE or AIFF files. Finalists in the Recording Competition are excluded from participating in this event to allow the many non-finalists an opportunity for feedback on their hard work. The Student Recording Critiques are generously sponsored by PMC.

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 1:30 pm — 3:30 pm (Room 130)

SC9 - Education Forum

Moderator:
John Krivit, New England Institute of Art - Brookline, MA, USA; Emerson College - Bay State College
Panelists:
Bill Crabtree, Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro, TN, USA
David Greenspan, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI, USA
David MacLaughlin, Parsons Audio - Estero Florida
John Scanlon, Expression College for Digital Arts - Emeryville, CA, USA; IllGenetics - Castro Valley, CA, USA
Terri Winston, Women's Audio Mission - San Francisco, CA, USA


Abstract:
What Kinds of Studios Are Built for Education?

What kinds of studios and facilities are built for education? Five noted educators from diverse programs will share the decision-making process that informs the construction of various college level facilities. How do curriculums and pedagogy prescribe construction and equipment choices? Or does this too-often work in reverse when existing space and budget limitations dictate how and what will be taught? Quick presentations will be followed by a moderated open discussion among educators, manufacturers, students, employers, and anyone with a stake in the next generation of audio professionals.

 
 

Sunday, October 28, 3:30 pm — 6:30 pm (Room 133)

SC10 - Recording Competition: Part 2


Abstract:
The Student Recording Competition is a highlight at each convention. A distinguished panel of judges participates in critiquing finalists of each category in an interactive presentation and discussion. This event presents stereo and surround recordings in these categories:

• Traditional Acoustic Recording 3:30 to 4:30 [Judges: David Bowles, Martha de Francisco, Richard King]

• Traditional Multitrack Studio Recording 4:30 to 5:30 [Judges: Jim Anderson, Brandie Lane, Glenn Lorbecki]

• Modern Multitrack Studio Recording 5:30 to 6:30 [Judges: Mark Rubel, Stephen Webber]

The top three finalists in each category, as identified by our judges, present a short summary of their production intentions and the key recording and mix techniques used to realize their goals. They then play their projects for all who attend. Meritorious awards are determined here and will be presented at the closing Student Delegate Assembly Meeting (SDA-2) on Monday afternoon. The competition is a great chance to hear the work of your fellow students at other educational institutions. Everyone learns from the judges’ comments even if your project isn’t one of the finalists, and it's a great chance to meet other students and faculty.

 
 

Monday, October 29, 12:30 pm — 1:30 pm (Room 114)

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SC11 - Student Recording Critiques

Moderator:
Ian Corbett, Kansas City Kansas Community College - Kansas City, KS, USA


Abstract:
Students! Bring in your stereo or surround projects to these non-competitive listening sessions and a panel will give you valuable feedback and comments on your work! Students should sign-up for time slots at the first SDA meeting, on a first come, first served basis. Bring your stereo or surround work on CD, DVD, memory-stick, or hard disc, as clearly-labeled 44.1KHz WAVE or AIFF files. Finalists in the Recording Competition are excluded from participating in this event to allow the many non-finalists an opportunity for feedback on their hard work. The Student Recording Critiques are generously sponsored by PMC.

 
 

Monday, October 29, 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm (Room 132)

SC12 - Student Delegate Assembly Meeting: Part 2


Abstract:
At this meeting the SDA will elect a new vice chair. One vote will be cast by the designated representative from each recognized AES student section in the North & Latin American Regions. Judges’ comments and awards will be presented for the Recording Competitions and Design Competitions. Plans for future student activities at local, regional, and international levels will be summarized.

 
 


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For further information on these events please check the AES Students website.

EXHIBITION HOURS October 27th 10am – 6pm October 28th 10am – 6pm October 29th 10am – 4pm
REGISTRATION DESK October 25th 3pm – 7pm October 26th 8am – 6pm October 27th 8am – 6pm October 28th 8am – 6pm October 29th 8am – 4pm
TECHNICAL PROGRAM October 26th 9am – 7pm October 27th 9am – 7pm October 28th 9am – 7pm October 29th 9am – 5pm
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