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  About the 59th AES International Conference

                          59th AES International Conference Program 

Sound Reinforcement
Engineering and Technology 
The 59th AES International Conference (15-17 July 2015) aims to create a forum for all professionals working in or around the area of installed and live performance sound to share and advance techniques, technology, and discuss current and future platforms for system applications.
This AES International Conference is the first in over 25 years dedicated to Large Scale Sound Reinforcement, Public Address, and Live Sound. It will bring together master practitioners, developers, users, and scientists to share their knowledge, know-how, and working methods in the art and science of sound reinforcement, distribution, and amplification.  The conference will focus on the latest developments and emerging trends in sound reinforcement and their applications in live performance. The goal of this three-day event is to establish a higher standard for live sound, and to promote education, exploration, and innovation under the leadership of the best practitioners and technology developers in the field.
The conference will be held in the beautiful city of Montreal in Quebec, Canada, which is itself a center for innovation in live sound, and is hosted by McGill University’s Schulich School of Music.  Montreal is the home of Cirque du Soleil, the International Festival du Jazz, and the Just For Laughs Festival. The Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Celine Dion, and Arcade Fire derive their musical roots from a city which hosted Expo ’67 and 1976 Summer Olympics.  The cosmopolitan cuisine, international ambiance, and outgoing hospitality of Montreal are legendary.
The conference will include tutorials and workshops covering such topics as practical approaches to system design; case study analysis; and the measurement, optimization, installation, and testing of sound systems. Keynote addresses from some of the world’s most accomplished system designers and reproduced sound technologists will augment paper discussions, and facility tours will complement a rich schedule of social events. Whether you are a seasoned professional or relative newcomer, there will be much to draw on from contact with top experts in the field of sound reinforcement and electro-acoustics during this conference.
Technical topics  (see: Call for Contributions)
·               Acoustics for Amplified Speech and Music.
·               Speech Intelligibility.
·               Sound System Modeling and Auralization.
·               Sound System Optimization.
·               Steered Loudspeaker Arrays.
·               Measurements, Techniques and Equipment.
·               Signal Distribution and Audio Networks.
·               Active Architecture (Electro-acoustic Enhancement).
·               Assistive Listening.
·               Perception, Hearing and Hearing Loss.
Areas of Sound Reinforcement Application:
·               Indoor Spaces and Facilities.
·               Large Venues and Live Events (Indoors and Outdoors).           
·               Houses of Worship.
·               Theatre.
·               Art Installations and Soundscapes.
·               Public Address for Public Buildings and Transportation Facilities.
Intended participants

Sound system designers, users and installers; speech reinforcement and public address engineers; venue and touring systems technical staff and operators; sound system installation, testing and verification engineers; sound systems equipment designers and manufacturers; audio network systems specialists and users; acousticians and theatre consultants; students in associated areas such as theater, music, technology, audio engineering, and electro-acoustics.





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