There are three grades of membership:
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.
Associate membership includes all the privileges except voting, holding office or chairmanships, although Associate Members can serve on a professional section committee.
Student members shall be eligible to vote in, to serve on committees of, and to hold office in student sections and the Student Delegate Assembly.
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 Associate Member.
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 Recent Graduate for one year and then Associate Member, at the prevailing fees.
Associate and Full Member applications require references, and any Section Officer or Committee Member can serve as this reference. Your membership of any grade includes a subscription to The Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (JAES). You can save money on your membership dues by being an online member, meaning that you read the Journal online. Online members can also download a pdf image of the Journal, and they have access to past issues (but not all past issues). Members also enjoy reduced fees at the annual conventions, as well as discounts on e-library downloads. But by far, the biggest benefit is the association with other industry professionals and the exchange of information between us all.
If you have any questions about membership, please ask any Section Officer or Committee Member.
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Last modified 05/22/2015.