Definition of Tutorial:
An AES Tutorial serves an educational (not just "student") role. The topic has a broad appeal and is presented at a beginning or introductory level. No previous knowledge in the area is presumed. There is one presenter (or possibly two), but not a panel of presenters. The presentation covers basic principles and common practice. A tutorial may be presented at more than one convention. Those presenting Tutorials are assumed to be experts in their area of presentation as well as known to be clear presenters. The presentation should allow for questions during and at the end of the tutorial. If there is a workshop or papers session on the same topic as the tutorial, then where possible the tutorial should be scheduled to precede the workshop or papers session.
Definition of Workshop:
An AES Workshop is usually a panel presentation that involves a cutting-edge application. The emphasis is on interaction: interaction between the audience and the panel, and possible interaction between the presenters and technology. For example the presenters may discuss microphone technique, or measurement technique, or how to rig loudspeakers from the ceiling. The emphasis is on practical application, not theory. Questions should be allowed during and at the end of the workshop. We discourage reading PowerPoint Presentations, and we discourage tightly scheduling presentations. If there is a formal presentation, then plenty of time should be allowed for questions from the audience. As opposed to a tutorial, a workshop presumes some basic knowledge on the part of the audience, who typically are involved in using the technology discussed. A workshop may be presented at more than one convention, but we expect the content to evolve. We welcome controversy in workshops. In general there are no preprints for workshops.
Definition of Master Class:
An AES Master Class is given by an expert recognized in the field; a well-known star with name recognition. There is one presenter per session. An example would be having Rupert Neve talk about console design; or Mr. Marshall talk about guitar amplifier design. This can be thought of as a star discussing something that was famous, or a high-level tutorial, covering advanced applications. We hope to draw people into the convention to hear a star.
Note about Papers & Posters:
Please note that this form cannot be used to request a specific papers or posters session. Those are created based on the numbers of accepted papers in a specific category. If you want to submit a proposal for a technical paper, do so here.