144th AES CONVENTION Student / Career Event Details

AES Milan 2018
Student / Career Event Details

Wednesday, May 23, 16:30 — 18:00

SC01 - Student Delegate Assembly—1

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 Europe International Regions Vice Chair, announce the finalists in the Student Recording Competition categories and the 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 dialog to discuss important issues significant to all 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 Saturday, May 26.

 
 

Thursday, May 24, 12:00 — 13:00

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SC02 - Student Recording Critiques

Presenter:
Ian Corbett, Kansas City Kansas Community College - Kansas City, KS, USA; off-beat-open-hats recording & sound reinforcement

Students! Come and get tips, tricks, and advice to push your skills to the next level! The Student Recording Critiques are non-competitive listening sessions, in which students get to listen to their recordings and productions on a world-class playback system, and then receive feedback from a panel of renowned industry professionals. Students at any of their studies can sign up to participate. Students should sign up at the student (SDA) booth immediately on arrival at the convention, and deliver stereo 44.1 Khz, 24 bit AIFF or WAVE files to the SDA booth at that time. Finalists in the Recording Competition are excluded from submitting to these events so that as many students as possible can benefit from this type of feedback. (Recording competition finalists get this feedback as part of the competition process).

 
 

Thursday, May 24, 12:15 — 13:15

SC03 - Careers in the Professional Audio Industry—First Steps

Presenter:
Richard Wear, Interfacio Ltd. - Thames Ditton, Surrey, UK

Starting out on your career in audio? Not sure where to start? Looking for some advice on possible career paths?

Richard has over a decade of experience in recruitment but also comes from the audio industry himself. Having originally trained as an engineer he has worked in key sales, marketing, and product development roles for leading audio manufacturers, dealing with distributors and customers worldwide, and gaining a unique insight into the challenges and requirements of professional audio brand businesses. This seminar will be a fairly open format discussion and will cover marketing yourself to potential employers, how to format your CV/cover letter, and how to break into this exciting industry if you’re just starting out in your career.

 
 

Thursday, May 24, 13:30 — 15:30

SC04 - Saul Walker Student Design Competition

All accepted entries to the AES Student Design Competition are given the opportunity to show off their designs at this poster/tabletop exhibition. The session 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 is 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 participate. Few restrictions are placed on the nature of the projects, which may include loudspeaker designs, DSP plug-ins, analog hardware, signal analysis tools, mobile applications, and sound synthesis devices. Attendees will observe new, original ideas implemented in working-model prototypes.

 
 

Thursday, May 24, 16:00 — 18:00

SC05 - Student Recording Competition—Part 1

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. 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 Saturday. 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 those who don’t make it to the finals, and it’s a great chance to meet other students and faculty.

 
 

Thursday, May 24, 20:00 — 23:00

SC06 - AES Student Party

The AES Student Party is open to any 144th Convention participant with an ALL ACCESS STUDENT BADGE. A great opportunity to meet fellow students from around the world. Check the SDA website/blog for details. It will be hosted at a venue to be announced at the Opening and Student Delegate Assembly Meeting—Part 1.

 
 

Friday, May 25, 09:30 — 11:00

SC07 - Classical Music Recording Education Panel Discussion: Contemporary Production Practices and Training Engineers for Today and the Future

Chair:
Nyssim Lefford, Luleå University of Technology - Luleå, Sweden
Panelists:
David Gleeson, Royal Academy of Music - London, UK
Theresa Leonard, Freelance Music Producer / Audio Educator - Victoria, BC, Canada
Thilo Schaller, SUNY Buffalo State - Buffalo, NY, USA
Denis Vautrin, Conservatoire de Paris - Paris, France; Herisson.TV
Mark Willsher, Pin3hot Ltd. - London, UK

To engage (new) audiences, orchestras and opera houses around the world are experimenting with new and often simultaneous modes of distribution, emerging formats, and new technologies-for example, VR, 3D audio, and "live from…" simulcasts. Consequently, classical productions today often need to be captured in a manner that can be repurposed in a multitude of formats. This panel will consider how workflows and aesthetics are changing to embrace new possibilities for classical music. We will review what audio engineering programs are doing to cover both established recording techniques and modern approaches; and also discuss how educators can anticipate future eventualities. What do audio engineering students need to know now to innovate in classical music recording tomorrow?

 
 

Friday, May 25, 11:00 — 13:00

SC08 - Education/Career Fair

The combined AES 144th 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 144th 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!

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 with an Exhibits Plus badge.

 
 

Friday, May 25, 13:00 — 14:00

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SC09 - Student Recording Critiques

Presenter:
Ian Corbett, Kansas City Kansas Community College - Kansas City, KS, USA; off-beat-open-hats recording & sound reinforcement

Students! Come and get tips, tricks, and advice to push your skills to the next level! The Student Recording Critiques are non-competitive listening sessions, in which students get to listen to their recordings and productions on a world-class playback system, and then receive feedback from a panel of renowned industry professionals. Students at any of their studies can sign up to participate. Students should sign up at the student (SDA) booth immediately on arrival at the convention, and deliver stereo 44.1 Khz, 24 bit AIFF or WAVE files to the SDA booth at that time. Finalists in the Recording Competition are excluded from submitting to these events so that as many students as possible can benefit from this type of feedback. (Recording competition finalists get this feedback as part of the competition process).

 
 

Friday, May 25, 15:00 — 18:00

SC10 - Student Recording Competition—Part 2

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. 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 Saturday. 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 those who don’t make it to the finals, and it’s a great chance to meet other students and faculty.

 
 

Saturday, May 26, 09:00 — 10:00

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SC11 - Creating Audio Plugins with MATLAB

Presenter:
Gabriele Bunkheila, MathWorks - Cambridge, UK

The first AES MATLAB Plugin Student Competition is now open for submissions – The entry deadline is August 15, 2018, with showcase and awards scheduled for the upcoming 145th Convention of the AES in New York City.

This optional tutorial covers the technical foundations needed to enter the competition. After attending, you will be able to build a simple VST plugin using MATLAB. You will learn about structuring code for real-time efficiency, defining clear interfaces to tune parameters via interactive controls, testing generated plugins against original designs, and much more.

The session will make use of practical coding examples – prior programming experience will be beneficial but is not required. A video recording will be available online after the Convention.
For more information about the competition, please visit "http://www.aes.org/students/awards/mpsc/"

 
 

Saturday, May 26, 11:00 — 12:00

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SC12 - Student Recording Critiques

Presenter:
Ian Corbett, Kansas City Kansas Community College - Kansas City, KS, USA; off-beat-open-hats recording & sound reinforcement

Students! Come and get tips, tricks, and advice to push your skills to the next level! The Student Recording Critiques are non-competitive listening sessions, in which students get to listen to their recordings and productions on a world-class playback system, and then receive feedback from a panel of renowned industry professionals. Students at any of their studies can sign up to participate. Students should sign up at the student (SDA) booth immediately on arrival at the convention, and deliver stereo 44.1 Khz, 24 bit AIFF or WAVE files to the SDA booth at that time. Finalists in the Recording Competition are excluded from submitting to these events so that as many students as possible can benefit from this type of feedback. (Recording competition finalists get this feedback as part of the competition process).

 
 

Saturday, May 26, 12:15 — 14:00

SC13 - Student Delegate Assembly—2

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 Europe and International 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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