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The main program contains a series of 10 entry level Tutorial Seminars, which are of particular interest to students.

Saturday, March 22

12:00 – 15:00 h

The Education Fair is the perfect opportunity for representatives of educational institutions to present themselves to potential new students and to share experiences with people from other schools. In this "tabletop session", information on each school’s respective program will be made available through the display of literature and informal conversations with representatives.
For each school a table and a poster board are made available for displaying promotional material. As only a limited number of tables are available, representatives of schools, interested in participating, are advised to apply by sending an e-mail to There is no charge for schools to participate. Admission is free and open to everyone.

16:30h – 18:00 h

The first Student Delegate Assembly (SDA) meeting is the official opening of the convention's student program and a great opportunity to meet with fellow students from all corners of the world. In this session, which will be chaired by the SDA chair and vice-chair elected at last year's European convention, the activities of the SDA and the student sections will be discussed and the student program for the convention is presented. Students and student sections will be given the opportunity to introduce themselves and their activities, in order to stimulate international contacts.
During this session nominations will be made for the new Europe/International Regions SDA chair and vice-chair. The AES Regional Vice Presidents of the European and International regions can each nominate two candidates from their region. Election results and Recording Competition and Poster Awards will be given at the Student Delegate Assembly Meeting - 2 on Tuesday, March 25, at 13:30 h.

Sunday, March 23

16:00 – 17:30 h

A panel of representatives from the audio industry will address the issues of entry-level employment and expectations of employers. This panel of experts in the audio field will discuss the present state of the job market. Broad aspects of the audio industry will be represented, and enthusiastic participation by attendees is anticipated.

Monday, March 24

10:00 – 12:00 h

This event is a meeting of the AES Education Committee, teachers, authors, students, and members interested in the issues of primary and continuing education of the audio industry. It is an opportunity to discuss the programs of the Education Committee and to provide input for future projects of this committee. 

16:00 – 19:30 h

Finalists selected by an elite panel of judges will give brief descriptions and play recordings in the different categories. The panel of judges will comment on recordings. One submission per category per school/student section. Details can be found here. Meritorious awards will be presented at the closing Student Delegate Assembly Meeting on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 25

11:00 – 13:00 h

The event will display the scholarly/research works from AES student members in the form of a poster presentation. Unlike previous years, the student poster session will now be held in the same space as the professional poster sessions. This will ensure that the posters will reach a large audience, thus providing a great opportunity to display and discuss the presented work with professionals, educators, and other students.  Details can be found here.

13:30 – 15:00 h

At this meeting the SDA will elect new officers. One vote will be cast by the designated representative from each recognized AES student section in the European and International Regions. Judges’ comments and awards will be presented for the Recording Competitions and the Student Poster Session. Plans for future student activities at local, regional, and international levels will be summarized. 

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