AES 2021 Audio Education Conference Early Bird registration rates end June 1
— Newly announced keynote speaker and additional program highlights round out three days of intensive audio education programming —
The Audio Engineering Society has announced preliminary program highlights for the upcoming AES 2021 Audio Education Conference, taking place online, July 22 – 24 in U.S. Central Daylight Time. This year’s event will feature peer-reviewed paper presentations, workshops, daily plenary events and special guest presentations focused on the most effective audio education technologies and techniques, including a newly announced keynote by iZotope CEO and co-founder Mark Ethier. Event sponsors include Dolby, Focusrite, IMES (Iron Mountain Entertainment Services), the Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing, and Veva Sound, with additional support from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU).
Once again, audio educators from around the world will converge for an immersive educational experience, showcasing top minds in the field as they offer insights to the intricacies of teaching audio in a variety of in-person, virtual and hybrid settings. Organizers for the conference include event co-chairs Bill Crabtree and Michael Flemming of MTSU; Papers Co-chairs Jan Berg and Jason Corey; with additional support from Jim Kaiser, Dr. Doyuen Ko, John Krivit and Mark Rubel.
Several featured presentations have also been announced:
Keynote by Mark Ethier
Ethier is the co-founder and CEO of iZotope, an industry-leading audio technology company based in Cambridge, MA, which develops intelligent audio technology that helps musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers focus on their craft rather than the tech behind it. As a musician first himself, Mark infuses a musician-focused sensibility into iZotope’s approach to building musical tools – bringing forward important elements of traditional studio equipment while innovating on new digital capabilities. Under his leadership, iZotope continues to explore the boundaries of digital signal processing, tapping into modern technologies like machine learning, deep learning, and music information retrieval (MIR). This commitment is born from Ethier’s background at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a dual major in both Computer Science and Music. Ethier is a member of the Boston Committee for the New York Chapter of The Recording Academy® and the Audio Engineering Society, and also serves on the Board of Directors of The Record Co., a non-profit music incubator whose mission is to promote the Boston music scene.
Workshop and Panel Discussion Highlights
Two topical events recently announced for the AES Audio Education Conference include the workshop “What the Masters Teach Us: Multitrack Recordings in Research and Education,” which will feature educators Toby Seay (Drexel University), Kirk McNally (University of Victoria), Amandine Pras (University of Lethbridge), Nyssim Lefford (Luleå University of Technology) and Paul Thompson (Leeds Beckett University). The panel discussion “Create a Career with Credit: Curricular Approaches to Credits and Metadata” will take on industry opportunities with panelists Deborah Fairchild (President, Veva Sound) and Casey Taylor (Veva Sound), with more to be announced.
Research Papers Presentations
Scientific research and development presentations will again hold a key role in this year’s AES Audio Education Conference. Featured research papers presentations include sessions “Introduction to Music Recording: A Syllabus with Course Design Details and Discussion,” “Ambisonics in an Art School Context, ”Female Audio Educators: Why All Audio Students Need Them,” ”Scaling Student Sessions – Syllabi Elements that Enable One Student’s Recording Session to Advance all Students’ Learning,” ”Acoustics Study in Audio Curricula, an Overview and Summary,” “A Method for Program-Level Academic Review and Revision in Audio Education” and “Achieving Educational and Program Outcomes through Instrument & Equipment Maintenance.”
View preliminary program details and presenter information and register now at AESShow.com/EduConference21.
Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2021
AES Show Spring 2021 Convention Celebrates "Global Resonance" May 25 — 28
AES Show Spring 2021 will open its virtual doors May 25 – 28, once again offering attendees the most comprehensive way to listen, learn and connect with audio peers and professionals from around the world for an all-encompassing experience like no other. Across the four days of the Convention, 65 workshops and panel discussions as well as eight Tech Tours will be presented in 72 hours of scheduled streaming sessions across two channels; a Zoom room will be packed with Q&A and interactive dialog sessions; and Discord will be deployed to provide the convention’s highly valued social networking component. 67 Papers and Engineering Briefs will provide another 15 hours of On Demand content, and all streamed sessions will join the On Demand content catalog after initial streaming. The event theme of “Global Resonance” exemplifies the impact that the Audio Engineering Society continues to have on the worldwide audio industry, as we celebrate this milestone 150th AES International Convention.
AES Show Spring 2021 Convention highlights include:
Top Names in Audio Enlighten on Today’s Hottest Topics
This year’s AES Show Spring Convention will highlight 213 of the brightest names in audio engineering – from Keynote addresses by Eelco Grimm, Marina Bosi, and Lenise Bent, to the Heyser Lecture with Diana Deutsch, GRAMMY®-winning artist Laurie Anderson, audio pioneer, technologist and GRAMMY Award winner George Massenburg, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Hank Shocklee and many more.
Audio Education and Career Development Opportunities
The AES Show will once again offer a diverse array of opportunities for audio students and those looking to expand their career options. AES Student Members receive significant discounts on AES Show registration to attend all sessions, including our dedicated Student and Career Development track of events, AES Student Delegate Assembly meetings and activities, Student Recording Competition events and more.
Topical Presentations, Workshops and Events
AES Conventions are the premier destination for all things audio. From the latest technologies and techniques, to the audio luminaries who propel and inspire the art and science of audio, the AES Show presents the best in Acoustics & Psychoacoustics, Archiving & Restoration, Automotive Audio, Broadcast & Online Delivery, Education, Electronic Dance Music, Electronic Instrument Design & Applications, Game Audio/Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality/Spatial Audio, Historical Events and Innovations, Networked Audio, Product Development, Recording & Production, Student & Career Development, Sound Reinforcement, Special Events and more.
Virtual Tech Tours of Leading Audio Production Facilities
Once again, the AES will bring attendees along for guided tours of some of the world’s leading studios and production facilities. Find out more about how you can travel with us, virtually, to venues including Menno van der Veen Tube Amplifiers and STMPD Studios; Level Acoustics & Vibrations Lab and Studio 150; Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Willem Twee Studios; and Dutch & Dutch and Picturae.
Scientific Research Presentations Set the Pace for Future Audio Innovations
The Audio Engineering Society is the leading organization for promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge, research and standards throughout the industry. The AES Show will offer scientific research Papers and Engineering Briefs and related materials from audio researchers around the world. Q&A sessions are scheduled to meet the authors and ask your questions. The Convention’s Best Paper and Best Student Paper awards will also be presented during the AES Show’s opening ceremonies, and those papers will be featured in the livestreamed content.
More Special Events, More Ways to Experience the AES Show
From our Women in Audio Special Events, to the Abbey Road Spatial Audio Forum, to special announcements on upcoming initiatives from the AES and our exclusive livestreamed organ research event, the AES Show is the audio event of the season. Special events will also include presentations from AES Show Spring Convention 2021 Platinum Partners Dell Technologies, Genelec, Harman and IMES (Iron Mountain Entertainment Services). Joining AES Show Spring 2021 as Bronze Partners are COMSOL, Klippel and New Audio Technology.
AES members can register at a special discounted rate of just $139 ($99 for AES Student Members), with the cost for non-AES members of $264 including one year of full Audio Engineering Society Membership and benefits.
View the complete AES Show Spring 2021 Convention Tech Program details and register now at AESEurope.com.
Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2021
The AES 2021 election has begin for the next group of officers and governors to contribute to leadership of the Society. Two proposed AES Bylaws amendments will also be on the ballot. Voting will be online only, ending Friday, July 2, 2021 at 5:00 PM EDT.
Candidate AES Profiles, a PDF of all candidate biographies and explanations and details of the proposed Bylaws amendments are linked from www.aes.org/elections/2021_Election_Info.cfm
Only Members in good standing may vote in the election; associates and students are not eligible to vote. Members whose membership has lapsed or Associate Members who wish to upgrade their status to Member in order to vote must renew or upgrade no later than 5:00 PM EDT, June 25, 2021. Memberships may be renewed through the AES member portal at http://portal.aes.org/ and Associate Members may apply for upgrade to Member status at secure.aes.org/membership/upgrade/. There is no cost for upgrades; upgrade applications can take up to 48 hours to process.
A third-party service, Global Election Service, is used to ensure security of the election process. On Friday, May 21, 2021, all Members in good standing will be emailed voting instructions from Global Election Service, sending as email@example.com. Please unblock this address or check your junk mail/spam filter to insure receipt of election materials. During the voting period, you may also go directly to the voting site at aes.gesvote.com/ and log in with your AES Member information.
AES Members are encouraged to exercise their voting right and responsibility as a Member by participating in the election.
Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Register Now at AESEurope.com
— Start planning your AES Show experience and get ready to celebrate “Global Resonance” at the milestone AES 150th International Convention —
As excitement builds for the upcoming AES Show Spring 2021 Convention, the Audio Engineering Society has released Technical Program details and the calendar of events open to attendees, May 25 – 28. Exemplifying the Convention’s theme of “Global Resonance,” this year’s sessions have been curated to offer insights on audio engineering technologies and techniques from a diverse array of presenters from around the world. Dell Technologies, Genelec, Harman and IMES (Iron Mountain Entertainment Services) are AES Show Spring Convention 2021 Platinum Partners, joined by Bronze Partners Comsol and New Audio Technology. Information and registration are available now at AESEurope.com.
The AES Show will once again provide top-tier educational events, workshops and tutorials, panel discussions, networking opportunities and more, designed to bring together audio engineers, students, researchers, educators and other industry luminaries ready to engage in all things audio. Taking advantage of proven interactive and streaming technologies, the AES Show Spring Convention will offer three channels of content streamcast in Central European Summer Time, with additional sessions available on-demand. Streamcast sessions will join the on-demand library within 24 hours following their scheduled presentation to assure attendees a chance of catching nearly every event that the AES Show has to offer.
“The finest traditions of AES Convention Technical Programs are being realized in this 150th AES International Convention,” says Bert Kraaijpoel, Convention Co-Chair. “The content will span the full scope of professional audio.”
Convention Co-Chair Ruud Kaltofen adds, “The latest in audio research, technology and application will be presented by the best minds in the industry. And, as the Technical Program is available to anyone with an internet connection, without travel expense or risk, and affordably priced, the opportunity to learn is simply outstanding.”
Session topics to be covered include Acoustics & Psychoacoustics, Archiving & Restoration, Automotive Audio, Broadcast & Online Delivery, Education, Electronic Dance Music, Electronic Instrument Design & Applications, Game Audio/Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality/Spatial Audio, Historical Events and Innovations, Networked Audio, Product Development, Recording & Production, Student & Career Development, Sound Reinforcement, Special Events, and more. “The 150th Convention will build on the Society’s growing expertise in creating successful online events, continuing to improve the participant experience,” says Rafael Kassier, AES Show Spring 2021 Workshops & Tutorials Chair. “Along with outstanding content, we’ve worked diligently to include increased networking opportunities for attendees as well as interaction between attendees and presenters – the community aspect of AES Conventions that’s been so missed in a year of isolation.”
AES members can register now at a special discounted rate of just $139 ($99 for AES Student Members) with the cost for non-AES members of $264 including one year of full Audio Engineering Society Membership and benefits. View the complete AES Show Spring 2021 Convention Tech Program details and register now at AESEurope.com.
Posted: Friday, May 7, 2021