2021 AES Audio Education Conference

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NEW DATES: JULY 22-24, 2021

Global public health conditions, which include significant regional variations, will continue to affect trade shows and academic conferences in 2021.  Therefore, the Audio Education Conference is proceeding with plans for a fully online symposium, on or near the revised 2021 conference dates. Information about this online event will be posted here and distributed through AES social media channels as the details become available.  

The AES will continue to monitor the status of the Coronavirus pandemic throughout the year ahead, and we are committeed to protecting the health and safety of the communities where we live and serve by following the requirements of all relevant local, state and federal authorities.  Please stay informed and review the recommendations for your own personal protection at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.


Peer-reviewed papers, interactive workshops and panel presentations, will form the core of the 2021 Audio Education Online Conference program. The content remains focused on audio education, including curricular resources, teaching strategies and professional development for—and from--industry trainers, faculty and staff who are active instructors at the high-school, undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.

Even before the COVID pandemic, industrial, technical and social changes were simultaneously reshaping media production, consumption and higher education.  Remote and online learning are no longer niche practices.  Machine learning and intelligent automation influence many aspects of media production.  The economics and underlying technologies for entertainment and communication continue to evolve rapidly, affecting our students and their career prospects.  In this environment, there's a lot for us to discuss and learn from each other.  

Inevitably, there will be further changes to the details of contributors and events for the 2021 program, but we are certainly not starting over from scratch.   

  • Workshops: We aim to retain as many panelists, moderators and guest presenters as possible from the original 2020 conference schedule.   
  • Papers: Current paper proposals that have been reviewed remain eligible for presentation in 2021 and publication in the proceedings.  See additional information on this site for an updated schedule for revisions, manuscript completion and new submissions.   
  • Registration: AES headquarters will assist all current registrants with rebooking or refunds as needed.  
  • Sponsors: Our current sponsors already know how valuable their support has been, and we look forward to maintaining these relationships wherever possible.  New partners who are interested in supporting the 2021 conference should contact the chairs (  


Registration information for current and potential authors

Information has been emailed directly from the Papers Chairs to all 2020-cycle authors.  Please see the Call for Contributions for new 2021 submission dates. All accepted authors will receive an invoice link directly from AES headquarters that provides discounted registration (Author rate) for the 2021 conference when registration reopens in winter/spring 2021.     

Advance registration for non-authors 

Conference registration will reopen in 2021.  An early registration discount will be available to AES Members and non-members.  Deadlines will be published here once they are set.  

Registration Fee Schedule (2021 Online Version)

 Delegates (Member, Advance)       $TBD
 Delegates (Member, Regular)       $TBD
 Delegates (Non-member, Advance)       $TBD (will include one-year AES membership)
 Delegates (Non-member, Regular)                   $TBD (will include one-year AES membership)
 Accepted Authors (via direct invoice)        $TBD

Virtual Host Institutions

Middle Tennessee State University: 
The Recording Industry and Audio Production programs at Middle Tennessee State University were founded in 1973 and are currently housed in state of the art facilities in MTSU's College of Media and Entertainment.    


Support for the conference is provided in part by the following sponsors: 


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