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Opening Crowds - Outside Substantial Jump in Attendees And Exhibitors

Audio Engineering Society executive director Roger Furness reports that, with 452 Exhibitors and 20,260 Attendees, the 119th Convention, held Oct. 7-10 at NY’s Jacob Javits Center has raised the bar for future conventions on virtually every level.

“Led by Convention chair Jim Anderson and vice chair Zoe Thrall our Committee developed an outstanding series of Papers, Workshops, Tutorials, Live Sound, Broadcast Educational, Special and Historical Events, Technical Tours and Platinum Panels. It is impossible to adequately praise this entirely volunteer team for the long hours and unlimited energy they devoted to insuring the success of this year’s event.”

Opening Crowds - Inside In addition to a keynote speech by Rupert Neve, the Audio Comes Alive-themed convention offered: An Afternoon With Ray Dolby; 120 individual Papers sessions; 90 Lecture Papers and four Poster Sessions of 30 additional papers; a diverse program of 14 workshops led by of some of the world’s most respected engineers, designers, consultants and educators and many other stellar events. The Convention also launched the AES-Katrina Audio Relief Effort (AES-KAREs), an industry-wide charity effort on behalf of audio professionals whose lives have been devastated by the recent hurricane disasters.


Photo captions

Photo 1 Opening day entry to the Exhibition Hall

Photo 2 Heavy traffic in the Exhibition Hall

Committee Group Shot Committee Photo Caption: Stepping out from behind the scenes for a rare moment of public recognition for their remarkable dedication to producing a stellar 119th AES Convention are, pictured left-to-right back row: Facilities co-chair Kristina Schwarz, Education Co-Chair Felice Santos-Martin; vice chair Zoe Thrall, Platinum Panels assistant chair Charlie Post; Volunteers coordinator Yujin-Cha and Education co-chair Dottie Kreps.

L-t-r front row: Broadcast chair David Bialik; Historical Committee co-chair, Irv Joel; Historical Committee chair Harry Hirsch; Committee Chair Jim Anderson, Tutorials chair Bob Moses; Papers chair Jim Johnston and Technical Tours chair, Louis Manno. Not pictured are: Facilities chair Michael McCoy, Live Sound Events chair John Kilgore and co-chair Mary Falardeau and Workshops chair Alan Silverman.


Formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers, the Audio Engineering Society counts over 12,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The AES serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information on the AES 119th Convention please visit

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119th AES Convention – Where Audio Comes Alive
Jacob Javits Center, NYC – October 7 – 10, 2005

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