143rd AES CONVENTION Opening Ceremonies / Awards / Keynote Speech

AES New York 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 12:30 pm — 2:00 pm (Rm 1E15/16)

SE02 - Opening Ceremonies / Awards / Keynote Speech

Bob Moses, AES - Vashon Island, WA, USA
Alex Case, University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA, USA
Paul Gallo, Sports Video Group - New York, NY, USA; Director, DTV Audio Group
Agnieszka Roginska, New York University - New York, NY, USA
Edgar Choueiri, Princeton University - Princeton, NJ, USA

Opening Remarks:
• Executive Director Bob Moses
• President Alex Case
• Convention Chairs Agnieszka Roginska, Paul Gallo

• AES Awards Presentation by Andres Mayo, Awards Chair
• Introduction of Keynote Speaker by Convention Chair
• Keynote Address

Awards Presentation
Please join us as the AES presents Special Awards to those who have made outstanding contributions to the Society in such areas of research, scholarship, and publications, as well as other accomplishments that have contributed to the enhancement of our industry.

• Clair Krepps
• Linda Gedemer
• Michael MacDonald
• Andres Mayo
• Tim Ryan
• Valerie Tyler
• Daniel Mapes-Riordan
• Mandy Parnell
• Mark Davis
• Ville Pulkki
• Malcolm O. Hawksford

Keynote Speaker
This year’s Keynote Speaker is Prof. Edgar Choueiri of Princeton University. The title of his address is, "Fooled by Audio." How far are we from having reproduced or synthesized sound that is truly indistinguishable from reality? Is this laudable goal still the receding mirage it has been since the birth of audio, or are we on the cusp of a technical revolution - the VR/AR audio revolution? I will report on recent advances in virtual and augmented reality audio research from around the world, and focus on critical areas in spatial audio, synthesized acoustics, and sound field navigation in which recent breakthroughs are bringing us quicker and closer to being truly fooled by audio.

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