AES Press Release: AES London 2011

AES 130th European Convention Set For London May 13-16

For Release: April 26, 2011

Highlights Include Game Audio Trends & Recording Legacy of Phil Spector

Novotel London West

LONDON: Set for May 13-16 at the Novotel London West Convention Centre, the 130th AES Convention will provide international attendees with an exemplary four-day crash course in audio technology, production techniques and meaningful product developments. Exhibits will be held May 14-16. Convention Chair Peter Mapp reports that his Committee has developed a timely program of Papers Sessions, Workshops, Tutorials, Tech Tours, and Education Events, designed as invaluable assets for meeting the challenges of our rapidly evolving industry. “We anticipate an enthusiastic turnout for this Convention, and are pleased that ARPS and MPG will co-sponsor a number of special events,” Mapp said.

The program will open with a Keynote Presentation by noted BBC radio documentary presenter and award-winning educator, Trevor Cox: Sounding Places, Past and Present: How Spaces Affect the Sounds We Make and Hear.

To make the Convention more cohesive and easier to navigate we have placed the Exhibits next to the Technical Program sessions,” said AES Executive Director Roger Furness. The exhibits will be smaller this year, partly due to the economic situation, but we are pleased to welcome a number of our traditional exhibitors including Neutrik, Fraunhofer, Schoeps, Nagra Kudelski, Microtech Gefell, Focusrite and RTW, and some new ones including KMR Audio.

Technical Program

Papers Chair, Josh Reiss has organized an outstanding program of over 140 papers in 13 lecture sessions and 8 poster sessions. Topics to be covered include: Speech and Hearing, Loudspeakers, Multichannel and Spatial Sound Production & Broadcast, Live and Interactive Sound, Audio Equipment, Audio Content Management, Room Acoustics, Binaural Sound, Audio Signal Processing & Analysis, Source Enhancement, and Subjective Evaluation.

Workshops and Tutorials Chair, Natanya Ford has coordinated a far-ranging program devoted to such topics as: Panning For Multichannel Loudspeaker Systems; Music And The Semantic Web; and Emerging Trends In Game Audio.

Tech Tours Chair, Richard Millard has developed a program, highlighted by visits to: BBC Broadcasting House, British Grove Studios, The British Library Sound Archive, and The Royal Opera House.

Broadcasting Events Chair, Florian Camerer, has produced a timely program which includes: The Eurovision Song Contest, and a Loudness In Broadcasting Panel and Tutorial.

Standards Committee Chair Richard Chalmers and Standards Manager Mark Yonge will oversee important work on AES Standards during a busy schedule of meetings during the convention. A schedule of these events is posted at

The AES Technical Council, led by Chair Bob Schulein and Vice Chairs, Jürgen Herre and Michael Kelly has coordinated a full schedule of AES Technical Committee Meetings. Details are available at

Details on Student Activities, Student Recording Competitions, The Education & Careers Fairs, and Mentoring Sessions. Visit: for details.

Advance registration for the full program and exhibition is offered at a reduced fee. To register online, view an up-to-date calendar listing all 130th events, and for late-breaking convention updates and other Society news go to

For a comprehensive overview on all 130th AES Convention events, visit the Preliminary Calendar:

“I would guess that most of our potential attendees did not receive invitations to The Royal Wedding,” Roger Furness concludes. “The money you’ve all saved on purchasing suitable gifts for the Royal Couple will easily cover your trip to the 130th AES Convention in London, where you will have the good fortune to rub elbows and share ideas with your peers, the A-list luminaries of the Pro Audio Industry.


Photo: The 130st Audio Engineering Convention will be held at the Novotel London West Convention Center, May 13-16, 2011.

The Novotel London West Convention Centre is conveniently located just off the A4 between Heathrow Airport and Central London, with easy access via the Piccadilly tube (Hammersmith). The Novotel is also the Official Convention Hotel.

The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit

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