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Chile - October 4, 2008

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On September 4th thru 6th, 2008, the 6th AES Chile National Conference and 9th INACAP's International Audio Meeting took place at Universidad INACAP, Perez Rosales Campus, in Santiago de Chile.
The Conference is already a tradition in this country and one of the most important events in Latin America, gathering professionals, teachers, researchers, students, contractors and companies worldwide and allowing them to share their knowledge and points of view through conferences, seminars, workshops, paper sessions and a rather complete exhibition.
The activities began on Wednesday, September 3th, with a guest reception in which The Pérez Rosales campus' vice-rector, Karin Riedemann, gave her welcome words followed by a concert of Joe Vasconcellos and a fellowship cocktail.
On Thursday, during the opening ceremony, Mr. Gonzalo Vargas (Rector of Universidad INACAP) gave a speech about the role that this University played in the development of the sound engineering profession in Chile and Latin America. Immediately after, Roberto Muñoz (Conference Chair) talked about the key role of the AES Chile section for all the audio community and introduced the special guests, members of the staff and sponsors, thanking them for their effort and willingness to help make this conference a reality.
This year the program was auspicious and very interesting, featuring the following local and international keynote speakers:
Eduardo Bergallo, remarkable Argentinean mastering engineer; Mauricio Gargel, Brazilian sound engineer, expert in surround music mixing; Roberto Herzberg, Chilean sound engineer and Canal 13 operation manager; Jeff Levison, North American surround sound expert and Euphonix´s Director of International Sales for the Pacific Rim & Latin America; Loreta Nass, Chilean sound engineer expert in classical music recording; John Pellowe, Grammy-winning classical music recording & live sound engineer and consultant engineer for Meyer Sound; Homero Sette, Brazilian electronic engineer, expert in loudspeakers and consultant engineer for Selenium; Richard Small, senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers who deserved the AES' Publication Award (1976), Silver Medal (1982), and Gold Medal (1996).

In short, the program counted with 9 paper presentations, 4 technical workshops and 10 keynote speaker presentations. Also, 13 companies showed their products in the biggest audio exhibition held until now in Chile, and more than 300 people attended the Conference.
Finally, it is important to mention the kind words that Mr. Small told the audience the last day of the Conference: "you are so lucky; this is a world-class AES Conference".
Respectfully submitted,
Roberto Muñoz Soto
Chairman, AES Chile Section

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