The Audio Engineering Society has announced the incoming Officers and Governors following the 2021 Board of Directors and Board of Governors elections. The Society’s membership has elected AES’s Standards Committee Chair for the past decade, Bruce Olson, as President-Elect. Additionally, Jorge M. Azama has been elected as Vice President Latin America Region; Kazuhiko Kawahara has been elected as Vice President Asia-Pacific Region; Ewa Łukasik has been elected as Vice President Central Region, Europe; Alberto Pinto has been re-elected as Vice President Southern Europe/Middle East/Africa Region; and Bill Schulenburg has been elected Vice President Central Region, USA/Canada. Newly elected Governors are Prince Charles Alexander, Areti Andreopoulou and Hyunkook Lee. Save for the President-Elect, each newly-elected individual will serve a two-year term, while Pinto will have his current term of office extended by an additional two years. Olson will serve a year on the AES Board of Directors as President-Elect, in 2023 as President, in 2024 as Past-President, followed by two years as a Governor. All those newly elected will begin their terms on January 1, 2022.
Outgoing from the Board of Governors as regional Vice Presidents are Ian Corbett (Central Region, USA/Canada), Thomas Görne (Central Region, Europe), Cesar Lamschtein (Latin America Region) and Shusen Wang (Asia-Pacific Region). Governors with terms ending at the end of 2021 are Brecht De Man, Valeria Palomino and Magdalena Piotrowska. De Man will continue to serve as a Board of Governors-elected Director in 2022. Additionally, Governor and Past-President (twice removed) David Scheirman will complete his five-year commitment to the BoG. Board of Governors-elected Director Alex Kosiorek will step down from the Board of Directors while continuing his final year as VP Western Region USA/Canada in 2022 and current Past-President Agnieszka Roginska will transition to Governor for the first year of a two-year term. Beginning one-year terms are President Jonathan Wyner, who will transition to Past-President, and President-Elect Joshua Reiss, who will become President.
“The AES is extremely fortunate to have so many amazing audio professionals willing to serve the Society in our elected leadership positions,” says President Jonathan Wyner. “Congratulations to all the newly elected Governors and officers – we look forward to working with them in the coming year. We sincerely thank all the candidates who stepped up and put their names on the ballot. To those whose terms of service are coming to a close, we express our deepest gratitude for their service and commitment to the Society.”
In addition to the Board elections, the AES Membership approved Bylaws updates on the timing of the Board of Governors-elected Director selection process and Bylaws document clarifications and formatting.
The election was monitored, and the results presented, by Gary Louie, Chair of the AES’s Tellers Committee.
For more information on the Audio Engineering Society, please visit www.aes.org.
The 2022 Audio Engineering Society Board of Directors will be:
Joshua Reiss: President
Jonathan Wyner: Past-President
Bruce Olson: President-Elect
Valerie Tyler: Secretary
Marina Bosi: Treasurer
Brecht De Man: Director
One additional Director will be named by the Board of Governors per the AES Bylaws within the next 60 days.
In addition to the Directors listed above, the 2022 Board of Governors will be:
Bill Schulenburg: Vice President, Central Region, USA/Canada
Ewa Łukasik: Vice President, Central Region, Europe
Gabriel Herman: Vice President, Eastern Region, USA/Canada
Alex Kosiorek: Vice President, Western Region, USA/Canada
Jorge M. Azama: Vice President, Latin American Region
Elena Prokofieva: Vice President, Northern Region, Europe
Alberto Pinto: Vice President, Southern Europe/Middle East/Africa Region
Kazuhiko Kawahara: Vice President, Asia-Pacific Region
Prince Charles Alexander: Governor
Areti Andreopoulou: Governor
Hyunkook Lee: Governor
Brad McCoy: Governor
Agnieszka Roginska: Governor
Nadja Wallaszkovits: Governor
Paul “Willie Green” Womack: Governor
Jun Yamazaki: Governor
Posted on July 29, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
— Two companies will detail cutting-edge solutions and strategies for detecting and solving problems and inefficiencies in the production line, focusing on audio product examples —
The Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), will host the webinar "Production Test and Manufacturing Strategies to Build Better Audio Products” on Wednesday, July 28 (12pm ET). The online event will address production line challenges with insights from audio test and measurement solutions supplier Audio Precision and from Instrumental, an AI-powered discovery, analysis and real-time monitoring manufacturing solutions provider, joined by supply chain and sourcing experts, David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific).
Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, the co-founder of Instrumental, will explain how her company solves complex production line challenges when building products. Additionally, Daniel Knighten, General Manager, and Eric Hodges, Director of Marketing and Sales Operations, for Audio Precision, will explain how a new integrated audio test system helps with quality assessments, reducing setup and reconfiguration time.
Detecting and solving problems and inefficiencies in the factory floor is key to consistent and successful product strategies. The new product launch process is being challenged by compressed timelines and dramatically increasing engineering complexity. 20% of every dollar spent in manufacturing alone is wasted on things like scrap, rework, product returns, mistakes, experiments, and underutilized human resources.
Large audio manufacturers such as Bose, as well as many consumer electronics companies, trust Instrumental to accelerate product development timelines and improve production yields of their audio products by using artificial intelligence (AI) to aggregate and analyze all of their product data to discover root causes of production line problems and to resolve even the most complex issues. In the webinar, Shedletsky will explain how Instrumental can help eliminate defects in development and production through manufacturing case studies of audio devices with key components such as speakers, microphones and antennae.
Manufacturing test strategies for audio products depend greatly upon the management of variables for both “cost of test” and “cost of failure.” The goal of a manufacturing test is to ensure that the products manufactured, and ultimately shipped to retail or directly to customers, meet design specifications and perform as intended. Unfortunately, uncontrolled variability or tolerances in materials and manufacturing processes can directly, and negatively, impact the ability to achieve this goal. In this webinar, Audio Precision will explain the most effective way to test products to ensure they meet specifications. Knighten and Hodges will also detail how the new APx517B acoustic audio analyzer, developed specifically with the manufacturing environment in mind, can be conveniently and efficiently adapted for different test strategies.
After the presentations, attendees will have a valuable opportunity to ask the presenters questions. The pillar chairs and the presenters will also address topics such as the pandemic-based challenges on the production chain and broken supply chains, finding and selecting manufacturing partners in different regions of the globe, the manufacturing reliance on China, and foreseeable challenges and misalignments in electronics manufacturing.
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Posted on July 27, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
— October’s Audio Engineering Month events to include a return to in-person AES Show events, streamcast convention sessions, and more —
The Audio Engineering Society is pleased to announce that registration is now open for upcoming AES Audio Engineering Month events, including the in-person AES Show Vegas 2021, being held October 11 – 13 and collocated with the NAB Show, and the AES Show Fall 2021 International Convention, being streamcast to a worldwide audience, October 20 – 23. The Call for Submissions remains open with Papers deadlines coming up on June 25, with Workshops and Tutorials deadline coming up July 1 and an E-Brief proposal deadline of July 30 (view submission details here).
“The Audio Engineering Society is no stranger to innovation, and this October we’re doing something new once again - the first ever hybrid Audio Engineering Month!” states AES President Jonathan Wyner. “We’re getting back to hosting in-person presentations and technology demonstrations from some of the biggest names in the industry at our in-person convention in Las Vegas, and then we’re doubling the programming with a comprehensive Technical Program taking place online during AES Show Fall 2021 International Convention the following week. Our dedicated event chairs and expert committees are working to meld our successful experiences from the past two years hosting online events with our rich history of in-person events. The result is more content, available in more ways than ever before for our attendees, alongside new ways to network. Join us and ‘Reconnect’ during this year’s Audio Engineering Month.”
AES Show Las Vegas 2021 – In-Person Event
Marking the AES’s return to live, in-person events, AES Show Vegas 2021 will take place October 11 – 13, 2021, at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, and will be collocated with the rescheduled NAB Show. Marking the AES’s first international event to be held in Las Vegas, the change in venue will offer an updated exhibition and showcase format, with a focused tech program of onsite presentations and demonstrations, as well as the chance to reconnect, face-to-face, with peers and pros from around the world.
AES Show Fall 2021 International Convention – Streamcast Online
Whether you are an end user, researcher, educator or student, the comprehensive Technical Program of the AES Show Fall 2021 (AES’s 151st International Convention), taking place October 20 – 23, offers an unparalleled solution for staying informed and staying in touch with the industry from anywhere in the world, with many sessions being made available on-demand, post-broadcast, for free to show attendees. From a comprehensive selection of detailed audio research paper presentations, to workshops, tutorials, networking opportunities and more, the AES’s online events continue to break new ground in attendee experiences and ways to interact with presenters and fellow attendees.
Visit AESShow.com/Fall2021Home to register now and make plans to “Reconnect” this October. Individual registration options are available for each event, as well as an all-inclusive package providing full access to both at a discount, with additional Early Bird discount rates through August 15. Full Audio Engineering Month registration is now just $315 for AES Members and $430 for non-members, the latter of which also includes one year of full AES Member benefits.
Posted on June 24, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
Introducing the AES D&I Editorial Initiative
We are delighted to announce the AES Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s Editorial Initiative. We are seeking original, unpublished, informative and inspirational profiles of audio professionals across diverse genres, embracing emergent audio fields and research, and celebrating contributions to audio science, practice and to the audio community from individuals of all races, gender and gender identities, physical abilities, ages, and nationalities. The Committee also welcomes submissions based on personal experience working in audio (success / hardship / aspiration / mentorship / etc.) and/or article-type submissions about audio issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Submissions will be posted on a dedicated section of the AES website as a collection as 500- to 800-word posts with one to three photographs. Additional content may be submitted and will be linked from the post.
We hope you will embrace this initiative and tell the world about your personal heroes, or your experience working in audio, or a D&I issue that is near and dear to your heart. The initiative can only be successful with crowd-sourced contributions.
Submission guidelines and the submission calendar can be found HERE.
With your help, we can create a resource that can continually grow over time and develop into a destination location.
AES D&I Committee Co-Chairs
Posted on June 15, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
Share your knowledge and experience!
Join us for AES’s first-ever 2-part convention, featuring both in-person events (exhibition + focused technical program) in Las Vegas on October 11-13 and a robust online technical program October 20-23.
The Call for Submissions is OPEN
The Engineering Briefs proposal deadline is July 30.
Details on the Call for Submissions can be found HERE.
Learn more about Audio Engineering Month 2021 HERE.
Posted on June 15, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
AES Show Spring 2021 will open its virtual doors May 25 – 28, once again offering attendees the most comprehensive way to listen, learn and connect with audio peers and professionals from around the world for an all-encompassing experience like no other. Across the four days of the Convention, 65 workshops and panel discussions as well as eight Tech Tours will be presented in 72 hours of scheduled streaming sessions across two channels; a Zoom room will be packed with Q&A and interactive dialog sessions; and Discord will be deployed to provide the convention’s highly valued social networking component. 67 Papers and Engineering Briefs will provide another 15 hours of On Demand content, and all streamed sessions will join the On Demand content catalog after initial streaming. The event theme of “Global Resonance” exemplifies the impact that the Audio Engineering Society continues to have on the worldwide audio industry, as we celebrate this milestone 150th AES International Convention.
AES Show Spring 2021 Convention highlights include:
Top Names in Audio Enlighten on Today’s Hottest Topics
This year’s AES Show Spring Convention will highlight 213 of the brightest names in audio engineering – from Keynote addresses by Eelco Grimm, Marina Bosi, and Lenise Bent, to the Heyser Lecture with Diana Deutsch, GRAMMY®-winning artist Laurie Anderson, audio pioneer, technologist and GRAMMY Award winner George Massenburg, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Hank Shocklee and many more.
Audio Education and Career Development Opportunities
The AES Show will once again offer a diverse array of opportunities for audio students and those looking to expand their career options. AES Student Members receive significant discounts on AES Show registration to attend all sessions, including our dedicated Student and Career Development track of events, AES Student Delegate Assembly meetings and activities, Student Recording Competition events and more.
Topical Presentations, Workshops and Events
AES Conventions are the premier destination for all things audio. From the latest technologies and techniques, to the audio luminaries who propel and inspire the art and science of audio, the AES Show presents the best in Acoustics & Psychoacoustics, Archiving & Restoration, Automotive Audio, Broadcast & Online Delivery, Education, Electronic Dance Music, Electronic Instrument Design & Applications, Game Audio/Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality/Spatial Audio, Historical Events and Innovations, Networked Audio, Product Development, Recording & Production, Student & Career Development, Sound Reinforcement, Special Events and more.
Virtual Tech Tours of Leading Audio Production Facilities
Once again, the AES will bring attendees along for guided tours of some of the world’s leading studios and production facilities. Find out more about how you can travel with us, virtually, to venues including Menno van der Veen Tube Amplifiers and STMPD Studios; Level Acoustics & Vibrations Lab and Studio 150; Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Willem Twee Studios; and Dutch & Dutch and Picturae.
Scientific Research Presentations Set the Pace for Future Audio Innovations
The Audio Engineering Society is the leading organization for promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge, research and standards throughout the industry. The AES Show will offer scientific research Papers and Engineering Briefs and related materials from audio researchers around the world. Q&A sessions are scheduled to meet the authors and ask your questions. The Convention’s Best Paper and Best Student Paper awards will also be presented during the AES Show’s opening ceremonies, and those papers will be featured in the livestreamed content.
More Special Events, More Ways to Experience the AES Show
From our Women in Audio Special Events, to the Abbey Road Spatial Audio Forum, to special announcements on upcoming initiatives from the AES and our exclusive livestreamed organ research event, the AES Show is the audio event of the season. Special events will also include presentations from AES Show Spring Convention 2021 Platinum Partners Dell Technologies, Genelec, Harman and IMES (Iron Mountain Entertainment Services). Joining AES Show Spring 2021 as Bronze Partners are COMSOL, Klippel and New Audio Technology.
AES members can register at a special discounted rate of just $139 ($99 for AES Student Members), with the cost for non-AES members of $264 including one year of full Audio Engineering Society Membership and benefits.
View the complete AES Show Spring 2021 Convention Tech Program details and register now at AESEurope.com.
Posted on May 20, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
— Start planning your AES Show experience and get ready to celebrate “Global Resonance” at the milestone AES 150th International Convention —
As excitement builds for the upcoming AES Show Spring 2021 Convention, the Audio Engineering Society has released Technical Program details and the calendar of events open to attendees, May 25 – 28. Exemplifying the Convention’s theme of “Global Resonance,” this year’s sessions have been curated to offer insights on audio engineering technologies and techniques from a diverse array of presenters from around the world. Dell Technologies, Genelec, Harman and IMES (Iron Mountain Entertainment Services) are AES Show Spring Convention 2021 Platinum Partners, joined by Bronze Partners Comsol and New Audio Technology. Information and registration are available now at AESEurope.com.
The AES Show will once again provide top-tier educational events, workshops and tutorials, panel discussions, networking opportunities and more, designed to bring together audio engineers, students, researchers, educators and other industry luminaries ready to engage in all things audio. Taking advantage of proven interactive and streaming technologies, the AES Show Spring Convention will offer three channels of content streamcast in Central European Summer Time, with additional sessions available on-demand. Streamcast sessions will join the on-demand library within 24 hours following their scheduled presentation to assure attendees a chance of catching nearly every event that the AES Show has to offer.
“The finest traditions of AES Convention Technical Programs are being realized in this 150th AES International Convention,” says Bert Kraaijpoel, Convention Co-Chair. “The content will span the full scope of professional audio.”
Convention Co-Chair Ruud Kaltofen adds, “The latest in audio research, technology and application will be presented by the best minds in the industry. And, as the Technical Program is available to anyone with an internet connection, without travel expense or risk, and affordably priced, the opportunity to learn is simply outstanding.”
Session topics to be covered include Acoustics & Psychoacoustics, Archiving & Restoration, Automotive Audio, Broadcast & Online Delivery, Education, Electronic Dance Music, Electronic Instrument Design & Applications, Game Audio/Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality/Spatial Audio, Historical Events and Innovations, Networked Audio, Product Development, Recording & Production, Student & Career Development, Sound Reinforcement, Special Events, and more. “The 150th Convention will build on the Society’s growing expertise in creating successful online events, continuing to improve the participant experience,” says Rafael Kassier, AES Show Spring 2021 Workshops & Tutorials Chair. “Along with outstanding content, we’ve worked diligently to include increased networking opportunities for attendees as well as interaction between attendees and presenters – the community aspect of AES Conventions that’s been so missed in a year of isolation.”
AES members can register now at a special discounted rate of just $139 ($99 for AES Student Members) with the cost for non-AES members of $264 including one year of full Audio Engineering Society Membership and benefits. View the complete AES Show Spring 2021 Convention Tech Program details and register now at AESEurope.com.
Posted on May 7, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
— AES Convention signature events highlight innovators in audio science and technology —
The AES has announced new Keynote and Heyser Lecture presentation details for the upcoming AES Show Spring 2021 Convention special events series, streamcast online, May 25 – 28. Keynote speakers will include audio innovators Lenise Bent, Marina Bosi and Eelco Grimm, with this Convention’s Heyser Memorial Lecture being given by hearing and psychoacoustics pioneer Diana Deutsch. Registration and preliminary program information highlighting other AES Show events and interactive opportunities is available at AESShow.com/Spring2021.
Offering a variety of ways for attendees to “Listen, Learn and Connect” with the global audio community, this milestone AES convention will bring a diverse array of expertise on important and enlightening topics. Of note is this year’s Heyser Memorial Lecture – a traditional part of each AES Convention – which will be given by AES Gold Medal award-winner Diana Deutsch on “Two Perceptual Puzzles: Audio Illusions and Perfect Pitch.” Deutsch will discuss her lifelong research into the understanding of the human hearing mechanism and the science of psychoacoustics, while showcasing demonstrable examples of common but misunderstood auditory phenomena that play a part in a listener’s perception and utilization of sound. The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A session with attendees.
Additionally, topics have been announced for the AES Show’s three keynote presentations: Engineer/Producer Lenise Bent will give the keynote “Creative and Alternate Audio Adventurers”; AES Fellow, Past President and current Treasurer-Elect Marina Bosi will give the keynote “A Peek Under the Hood of Perceptual Audio Coding: A Review of the History and a Look into the Future”; and high-end gear developer, audio researcher and educator Eelco Grimm will deliver the keynote “Loudness Normalization, a Personal History.”
Further AES Show Spring 2021 Convention details and registration are now online, outlining a variety of sessions on topics including Acoustics & Psychoacoustics, Archiving & Restoration, Automotive Audio, Broadcast & Online Delivery, Education, Electronic Dance Music, Electronic Instrument Design & Applications, Game Audio/Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality/Spatial Audio, Historical Events and Innovations, Networked Audio, Product Development, Recording & Production, Student & Career Development, Sound Reinforcement, Special Events, and more.
AES members can register now at a special discounted rate of just $139 ($99 for AES Student Members). Cost for non-AES members is $264 and includes one year of full Audio Engineering Society Membership and benefits. Find out more about the AES Show Spring 2021 Convention and other Audio Engineering Society events going on year-round at AESShow.com.
Register Now at AESShow.org/Spring2021
Posted on April 30, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
The third in the series will feature Bill Whitlock discussing issues in the analog interface work being done by SC-05-05.The fourth webinar will be hosted by Anthony Kuzub, chair of SC-05-02, who will present its work on sending analog and AES-3 audio over quad twisted pair cabling.
Visit the AES Standards Blog for updates - https://www.aes.org/standards/blog/
Posted on April 30, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
Join us for our next edition of our AES Journal “Ask the Author” series when Francis Rumsey will ask AES member-supplied questions of authors from each of the articles in the latest AES Journal. AES Members can find registration and information links.
Thursday, May 20th
11:00 AM - Noon EDT / 3:00 PM UTC
Yahya Burak Tamer
Moderated by: Francis Rumsey
Registration required (free) here
Check out the latest edition oft he AES Journal here.
Send your questions for the authors to ED@aes.org
Posted on April 28, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
Join us, July 22-24, for three days of workshops, papers and events focused on audio education, including curricular resources, teaching strategies and professional development for—and from—industry trainers, faculty and staff who are active instructors at the high-school, undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.
The pace of industrial, technical and social change has only accelerated since MTSU hosted the first AES Education Conference in the summer of 2013. Distance and online learning are no longer niche practices. Machine learning and intelligent automation influence many aspects of media production. The economics and underlying technologies for entertainment and communication continue to evolve rapidly, affecting our students and their career prospects. In this environment, there's a lot for us to discuss and learn from each other.
The 2020 workshop and paper program was very strong when we made the decision to reschedule the conference. Inevitably, there will be changes to the details of contributors and events next year, but we are certainly not starting over from scratch.
Find out more and register now at AESShow.com/EduConference21
Posted on April 25, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
Posted on April 23, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
In an isolated world, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of technology and in contact with colleagues. Whether you are an end user, researcher, educator or student, whether your interests include Studio Recording, Live Sound, Networked Audio, Broadcast & Streaming, Music Production, Post Production, Game Audio, Spatial Sound, Audio for AR/VR/XR and Product Development, the comprehensive Technical Program of the AES Show Spring 2021 International Convention is a single source solution to staying informed and staying in touch, available where you live and work.
Register Now at AESShow.com/Spring2021 and save on your All Access registration through April 26!
Posted on April 22, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
The AES is hosting a new virtual event series which will allow AES Members to ask questions directly to authors of the AES Journal which will be answered during dedicated streamcast events, with the first occuring April 22 at 11:00am EDT. AES Members can sibmit questions to email@example.com.
View the latest edition oft he AES Journal here.
Register Now to Join Us here.
Posted on April 15, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
— AES organizers are gearing up to celebrate “Global Resonance” with all attendees during this milestone Convention —
With the Audio Engineering Society’s 150th International Convention rapidly approaching, a team of audio professionals assembled by Convention co-chairs Ruud Kaltofen and Bert Kraaijpoel is hard at work on delivering a deep and comprehensive AES Show Spring 2021 Audio Engineering Convention Technical Program to a global audience of attendees. Under the theme “Global Resonance,” the AES Show Spring 2021 is set to take place online, May 25 – 28, and streamcast in Central European time. The Convention will offer numerous ways to listen, learn and connect with peers and pros from around the world in a variety of interactive and on-demand formats that build on AES’s growing online event prowess. AES Show Spring 2021 registration is now open with discounted Early Bird pricing available through April 26. Preliminary program information has just been released online and, along with registration details, can be found at https://aesshow.com/spring2021/.
The AES Show 150th Convention Committee, composed of some of the top names in audio engineering and related fields, are assembling a program that will cover a broad range of timely and relevant topics and events to educate and inform the worldwide community of audio engineers, students, educators and enthusiasts. Joining Kaltofen and Kraaijpoel on the Committee are Papers Co-Chairs Jamie Angus and Remy Wenmaekers; Workshops & Tutorials Chair Rafael Kassier; Diversity and Inclusion Chair Leslie Gaston-Bird; Education Chair Gabe Herman; Student Recording Competition Chair Miles Fulwider; Student Delegate Assembly Chair Kamila Pietrusinska; Tech Tours Co-Chairs Antal van Nie and Sander van der Heide; and AES Events Coordination Committee Vice Chair, Conventions, Cesar Lamschtein.
AES members can register now at a special discounted rate of just $89 ($49 for AES student members) through April 26. Find out more about the AES Show Spring 2021 Convention and register now at AESShow.com/Spring2021.
Posted on April 14, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
— Three-day event will highlight developing challenges and opportunities in providing top-grade audio education while uniting educators for peer-to-peer discourse —
The Audio Engineering Society International Audio Education Conference 2021 is set to take place online, July 22 – 24 (U.S. Central Daylight Time), bringing together over 100 of the brightest minds in audio education and teaching technology to present sessions in both live and on-demand formats. Featured Conference events include a keynote address by iZotope CEO and co-founder Mark Ethier, topical workshops and panel discussions, research presentations and more, curated by event co-chairs Bill Crabtree and Michael Fleming of the virtual host venue, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). Complete event program information and registration is available online at aesshow.com.
Whether working towards simple refinements in audio education facilities and programs, or looking to make radical changes to make the most of the latest technologies or to introduce completely new areas of study, audio educators currently share a unique mission that requires core standards, flexibility and the ability to connect with peers on a global scale. The AES Audio Education Conference will help sustain that mission, offering focused sessions on topics ranging from teaching both digital and analog workflows to developing dynamic curriculum, from the illumination of career paths and goals to increasing diversity within the industry and much more.
“Building on the AES Education Conference model from 2013 and on subsequent live and online AES Education events,” says co-chair Fleming, “we are confident that this year’s conference will make further contributions to audio education fundamentals and best practices while also addressing current challenges and the latest concepts thanks to authors and presenters who are among the very best minds in the field."
“While we regret that we can’t yet assemble in-person,” adds co-chair Crabtree, “over the past two years the AES has learned how to present compelling and engaging content in an online venue. We’ll also have opportunities for peer-to-peer networking and collaboration between the attendees. In 2013 we had attendees from around the world, and their contributions greatly enhanced the Conference. This year, the format will allow anyone with an internet connection to participate and contribute from anywhere in the world. We look forward to having an even greater diversity of participants who will undoubtedly further enrich the program”
Over 60 sessions will be presented in a variety of formats, with opportunities to network with fellow attendees along the way. Presentations range from “Back to the Future: Reintroducing Analog and Vinyl Audio Production to Digital Natives” and “The Business of Audio,” to “Embedding Environmental Sustainability in the Audio Curriculum,” “Educational Studios: Design and Development,” “Zen of Critical Listening: What is the true goal of technical ear training” and dozens more. Additional support and presentations come from event Gold Partners Avid, Dolby, IMES (Iron Mountain Entertainment Services), The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing and VEVA Sound; Silver Partners Eventide, Focusrite, Genelec and SoundcheckPro; and Bronze Partner Sweetwater Sound.
Interested individuals should visit AESShow.com/EduConference21 now to register and begin planning their AES International Audio Education Conference experience.
Posted on April 14, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
— AES initiative hosts online session with two Silicon Valley product development firms to discuss their role and contributions in bringing new audio products to market —
The AES Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) will host the webinar “Working with Product Development and Design Houses to Bring Audio Products to Market,” APEI’s seventh online event addressing Supply Chain & Sourcing, on Wednesday, April 21 (12:00pm EDT). In this new webinar, moderated by supply chain and sourcing experts David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific), the focus will be on the decision to hire an experienced product development and design team to ensure that a concept turns into a robust, market-ready project. Addressing this topic and sharing their experience working with some of the most cutting-edge technology companies will be Tom Keegan (Program Manager, Tact Product Development), Chris Fruhauf (Partner, Alloy Product Development) and Kaethe Henning (Director of Business Development, Alloy Product Development).
The session will discuss the role of product development and design houses as a resource to the audio industry and manufacturers, and how these leading companies’ expertise helps support both SMEs or large corporations in “filling in the gaps” that are missing internally in their product development resources. For many companies, the essential component for market success is working with an experienced company to optimize product design, share engineering and manufacturing expertise, manage quality, reduce cost and address time-to-market challenges. The product development consultants in this session will address the specificities of their business and how to bring products to market in 2021, as well as share their experiences in launching new products at scale.
The two companies presenting in this webinar – Tact Product Development and Alloy Product Development – are located in the heart of Silicon Valley, and both work with some of the largest consumer electronics and technology corporations while also helping to support exciting and innovative startups. Both firms have worked on some of the most cutting-edge, high-volume audio products recently launched in the market and fully understand the requirements of today's product definition and architecture development. Both companies also provide worldwide supply chain management and manufacturing operations consulting.
Tom Keegan is program manager at Tact (www.tactpd.com), a product development, engineering and manufacturing firm based in Palo Alto, CA. An experienced industrial designer with extensive experience gained in product development for the consumer electronics industry, Tom joined Tact in 2017. For the past two decades, his company has worked with the finest industrial design firms, creative start-ups and leading corporations to develop a broad range of innovative products from consumer electronics to highly stylized commercial products. The products Tact worked on have won over a hundred design and innovation awards for their clients and have been the flagships for many successful companies.
Chris Fruhauf is a partner of Alloy Product Development (www.alloypd.com), an engineering consultancy company he co-founded in 2008 with long-time collaborator Arturo Meuniot. Alloy has brought the vision of numerous clients to life by applying creativity, experience, and sound engineering principles to solve difficult problems. Focusing on product engineering, Alloy offers mechanical concepts, electrical engineering, firmware development, detailed design for manufacturing, industrial design integration, mathematical analysis and computer simulations, prototyping, testing and vendor liaison.
Kaethe Henning is director of business development at Alloy. A consummate program management professional, with experience working with startups, small businesses, and new product initiatives within larger organizations, she joined Alloy in 2021 and brings extensive knowledge of new product introductions and high-volume manufacturing to support the development efforts of clients in the consumer electronic and related industries. During her tenure as Program Director for hardware startup accelerator Highway1, she supported over 85 venture-funded early- and mid-stage startup companies developing hardware products in the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry.
The AES Audio Product Education Institute’s Supply Chain and Sourcing Webinar #7 is part of an ongoing and multi-faceted event series that underscores the AES’s commitment to providing its membership and the industry at large with timely real-world information. Guest presentations will be followed by Q&A discussion time with attendees.
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Posted on April 7, 2021 at 5:00:00 AM EDT
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