AES Berlin 2014

Saturday, April 26, 13:15 — 14:15 (Estrel Hall A)

Opening Ceremonies
Keynote Speech

Sean Olive, Harman International - Northridge, CA, USA
Bob Moses, AES - New York, NY, USA
Sascha Spors, University of Rostock - Rostock, Germany
Umberto Zanghieri, ZP Engineering S.r.L. - Rome, Italy
Jan Abildgaard Pedersen, Bang & Olufsen - Holstebro, Denmark
Wieslaw Woszczyk, McGill University - Montreal, QC, Canada

Opening Remarks:
• Executive Director Bob Moses
• President Sean Olive
• Convention Chairs Sascha Spors & Umberto Zanghieri
• AES Awards Presentation by Jan Abildgaard Pedersen, Awards Chair
• Introduction of Keynote Speaker by Convention Chair
• Keynote Address

This year’s Keynote Speaker is Wieslaw Woszczyk. “The world of audio is entering a period of renaissance. We are experiencing an unprecedented range of technologies serving artists, producers, and listeners of music and sound. Little remains the same for long in the face of our relentless drive for new discoveries. I would like to present my perspective on the value of human interaction, collaboration and continuing education as a way forward in the quickly transforming world. We should be wary of trying to predict the future but make our best effort to live fully in the present, observing, exploring, and building relationships. Together, we can refine the course and purpose of our industry, we can venerate the gems of the past yet remain imaginative, open and ready for a fascinating future.”


Saturday, April 26, 19:00 — 20:00 (Estrel Hall A)

Heyser Lecture

Dietrich Schüller, Phonogrammarchiv - Vienna, Austria

The Richard C. Heyser distinguished lecturer for the 136th AES Convention is Dietrich Schüller. The title of his lecture is, “Preserving Our Sound Recordings—25 Years since Everything Changed.”

Read more about the Heyser Lecture


Sunday, April 27, 19:30 — 23:00 (offsite 1)

Banquet 19:30

By bus from Estrel departing at 19:30
19:30 – 23:00

The banquet will be held at Solar * Sky (, which is located in the center of Berlin featuring a marvelous view of the city from the 17th floor. Meet and chat with your friends in a relaxing atmosphere. A three course menu together with a selection of drinks is provided.

Price: 70€ including the bus transfer - purchase your ticket at the registration desk


Monday, April 28, 19:00 — 20:00 (offsite 1)


Organ Concert

Francis Rumsey, Logophon Ltd. - Oxfordshire, UK

St. Matthias Catholic Church,
Goltzstraße 29 (am Winterfeldtplatz)
10781 Berlin
Bus leaves from Estrel at 18:30

By kind permission of the church and its organist, Ulrich Gembaczka, Francis Rumsey will be giving an organ recital during the 136th Convention in Berlin. Held on the splendid instrument at St. Matthias Catholic Church, widely regarded as one of the biggest and most impressive-sounding in the city, the recital will include Alain's famous "Litanies" and the rousing "March on a Theme of Handel" by Guilmant. These are complemented by works from Buxtehude, Couperin, Bach, Mendelssohn, and Reveyron.


Return to Special Events

EXHIBITION HOURS April 26th   10:00 - 18:30 April 27th   09:00 - 18:30 April 28th   09:00 - 18:30 April 29th   09:00 - 14:00
REGISTRATION DESK April 26th   09:30 - 18:30 April 27th   08:30 - 18:30 April 28th   08:30 - 18:30 April 29th   08:30 - 16:30
TECHNICAL PROGRAM April 26th   10:00 - 18:00 April 27th   09:00 - 18:00 April 28th   09:00 - 18:00 April 29th   09:00 - 17:00
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