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A Member may be anyone active in audio engineering or acoustics who has an academic degree or the equivalent in scientific or professional experience in audio engineering and its allied arts and is familiar with the application of engineering principles and data in that field.
Full members can vote in Society elections, hold office (e.g. Board of Governors, Section Chair), and those with public online profiles appear in the results of "Find an Audio Engineer" searches.
After you have become an Associate Member you will be invited to upgrade to full Member status.
If you already are an Associate Member you can Apply for Member Status.Join AES
An Associate Member may be anyone interested in audio engineering and in the society's objectives, but who does not yet have the degree or the equivalent in professional experience required of a Member.
Associate membership includes all the privileges except voting, holding office or chairmanships, although Associate Members can serve on a professional section committee.Join AES
Students can pay student rates for one year following graduation and then qualify for a one-time "Recent Graduate" discount (of approximately 35%) when upgrading from Student to either Associate Member or Full Member, depending on qualifications and experience.
Students may claim status as Student Members during any period(s) of academic training. These need not be consecutive but cannot exceed a total of 10 years. After 10 years a Student Member will be converted to Associate or Full Member, depending on qualifications and experience, at the Recent Graduate rate for one year, and then at the prevailing fees.Join AES
Life Membership recognizes long-standing members’ support for the Audio Engineering Society. Any Member or Fellow in good standing who has been a paid member for at least 25 years and a Member of the Society for five or more years, may, when he or she reaches the age of 65, apply for life membership status and be exempt from paying dues from that time onwards. This includes all the existing privileges of their membership category plus the online edition of the AES Journal. In line with other membership categories, Life members also have the option to subscribe to the printed edition of the Journal at the prevailing rates.
If you believe you meet the above criteria you can request an upgrade to Life Membership.
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