Education & Career

SDA Elections

Procedure and candidates for new Vice-chair of SDA

Every convention the AES Student Delegate Assembly elects a new Vice-chair depending on the region the convention is taking place. So in Europe, the new Vice-Chair for Europe and International Regions is elected and in the US - Vice-Chair for North and Latin American Regions.

Interested in joining the SDA? Please, take a look at this note from former SDA Chair, Brecht De Man,  about his experience with the SDA and Officer's responsibilities:

All AES Student Members interested in applying for an SDA Officer position must email the SDA at a brief bio about yourself. Please, take a look at former candidates bios as they are posted below. Candidates must send their submission prior to the deadline set up by the current SDA board and attend the corresponding convention in person. At the SDA-1 meeting on the first day of the convention, you will be asked to introduce yourself and present your candidacy with a short (1 minute) speech introducing yourself. During the SDA-2 meeting on the last day of the convention, the candidates will speak for 2-3 minutes to state their case for being the next SDA Vice-Chair. After, students will elect the new vice-chair by way of a ballot. There will only be one vote per section. 

Any questions about submitting your candidacy, please email











 AES 146th Convention candidates - Europe and International representatives

Shelley Ann McCarthy Buckingham

Shelley Ann is an event co-ordinator and manager for artist collectives such as WaGwan, Prescription, PX Music and Kaka Mollz. Shelley Ann is also a tutor for various subjects, and has enjoyed participating as Class Rep for three years and helping students with their studies. Having achieved an award of excellence at Degree level, her goal is to continue her research, event opportunities and helping students in academia.


Kamila PietrusiƄska

I would like to participate in the upcoming SDA election for a new vice-chair in Europe. I am a first year Electronics and Telecommunications student at Gdansk University of Technology. My specialisation is sound and video engineering, my BSc Thesis was about creating a base of sound effects and showing its potential by sounding an animation.

I have experience in organising events, because I am a chair of our AES Student Section. We consist of around 30 people. I am an initiator of various workshops about sound recording, video realisation in out section. What is more on my initiative we started a periodic series of workshops on machine learning in sound processing. This is a part of our greater initiative for creating intelligent algorithms for generation and modification of audio content. As a chair on student section I represent our members in meetings with University authorities and sponsors, when we try to raise some funds to participate in different student conventions.

I am hard working, reliable and dedicated person passioned about audio. I would love to become a part of Student Delegate Assembly to take part in organising such amazing events as Audio Engineering Conventions. I like meeting new people especially those who share the same passions.

Krzysztof Kicior

 My name is Krzysztof and I am running yet again for the SDA position. Third time's the charm?

I am a student of the Master Program me at Composition, Conducting and Theory of Music Department in The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland. I work in two student research groups: AIFF (The Academic Initiative of Film and Phonography) and The Composition, Conducting and Theory of Music Research-Artistic Group. I am a vice chair of the latter. I am also a member of AES Diversity & Inclusion Committee - and as far as I know, the only student in that committee. 

Apart from that, I am the chair of AES Warsaw Student Section since 2016. In fact, I was one of the "engines" behind its creation!

Over the years, I have visited a lot of the international events: conventions in Berlin, Warsaw, Paris and Milan, the student summit in Valencia (ask me about the hitchhiking there from Poland!) and the regional "Up Your Output" student conferences in York, Southampton and Leeds. 

My latest endeavours include a national student sound conference OSKA 2019. During the conference, I was a part of the Organising Committee. My responsibilities included i.a. coordinating a recording competition - the very thing I would do as the SDA Vice Chair.



Check back for our AES 147th Convention North and Latin America candidates! Will you apply?


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