Audio Engineering Society E-News

AES E-News: January 16 - Executive Director, President's Message, Dublin Registration, Schulein Obituary, Upcoming Conferences

Table of Contents

  1. AES Executive Director
  2. President's Message
  3. Dublin Convention Registration Open
  4. Bob Schulein Dies
  5. Upcoming Conference News

AES Executive Director


The AES is delighted to welcome Colleen Harper as its new Executive Director, effective January 21. Most recently Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), Harper notably led the implementation of strategic goals to drive both short- and long-term growth and sustainability for the $6M organization. Her responsibilities encompassed organizational budgeting, managing ASPEN's signature annual conference, and leading the expansion and enhancement of membership service and growth, exemplifying her talent and capabilities.

Colleen offers a warm greeting to AES members: "I feel honored to be joining AES as Executive Director, as well as incredibly motivated and excited to make a difference. The organization's rich history provides an excellent foundation, and AES continues to stand strong today because of the passion and dedication of its members, volunteers, and staff. It is such a special community. I had the great fortune of attending the fall convention in New York last October and felt an amazing energy that is truly unique to the organization. I met a number of people who told me about the importance of AES to their career... to their students... to the broader audio industry. Whether we are pursuing opportunities or tackling the challenges ahead, I assure you that we will always keep our most important asset in mind: YOU, our members. Over the course of the next year, I hope you will contact me with your questions, concerns, and suggestions at [email protected]. I have no doubt that, together, we will take AES to new heights. And I will look forward to meeting you at an upcoming AES event!"

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President's Message


Nadja Wallaszkovits, AES President in 2019, has shared a message about the Society at the start of her term. She begins: "For over 70 years, the Audio Engineering Society has held its position as the leading worldwide professional society devoted to audio technology." Later she explains: "Times change and new technologies arise - AES is on top of it. Our range of disciplines and expertise is rapidly growing and expanding into new fields, like audio for electronic games, automotive audio technology, immersive sound, audio for VR and AR, internet-based audio, digital audio networking and many more emerging applications that are adding to the diversity of options for those individuals interested in professional audio as a career."

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Dublin Convention Registration Open


AES 146th Convention
Location: Convention Center, Dublin, Ireland
Dates: 20-23 March, 2019

AES Dublin is set to exemplify the theme of "Excite Your Ears" with innovative audio engineering educational experiences, networking and more - over 200 sessions including a comprehensive papers, workshops and tutorials program schedule offering insights to the latest research and application across the full spectrum of audio specialties. Program details are coming online now at and registration is now open. Attendees have a variety of registration options, including premium one-, two- and four-day All Access badges with money-saving Advance Registration rates available for a limited time. While advance online registration for Product Showcase-only badges is free for Members, an upgrade to All Access registration is your ticket to everything that AES Dublin has to offer.

A special discount on registration for the Immersive and Interactive Audio Conference is being offered to delegates who have also paid for either a full-price 4-day All Access pass for the 146th Convention or a full-price Presenting Author's fee. Please contact AES Membership Services to request a discount code before registering for the IIA conference because we cannot make a refund retrospectively.

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AES Past President Bob Schulein Dies


AES Fellow, Past President, and former Chair of the Technical Council, Bob Schulein, passed away peacefully on New Years' Day 2019 after a valiant seven-year battle with cancer. Schulein had received the AES Publications Award in 1977, the Board of Governors Award in 1990 and the Bronze Medal in 2013. At the time of his death he was serving as a Vice-Chair of the AES Technical Council, and as Chair of the AES Technical Committee on Hearing and Hearing Loss Prevention. He was proud of his implementation of the Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture series, which was established in 1999 and remains active to this day.

A full AES obituary will be published in the Journal.

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Upcoming Conference News

2019 International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio

Immersive conf

York, UK, March 27-29, 2019
Registration is now open for this three-day conference, which will explore the unique space where interactive technologies and immersive audio meet and aims to exploit the synergies between these fields.

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2019 International Conference on Audio Forensics

Forensics conf

Porto, Portugal, June 18-20, 2019
The papers deadline for the Audio Forensics conference has been extended to Feb 15. See the Call for Contributions for more details.

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