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AES Sets Student Events for Convention

San Francisco, CA (September 5, 2008)--AES Conventions represent the ultimate connectivity Mecca for plugged-in students eager to network with established engineers, producers, music industry pros and manufacturers.

Education Committee Co-Chair Mark Swiderski.San Francisco, CA (September 5, 2008)–AES Conventions represent the ultimate connectivity Mecca for plugged-in students eager to network with established engineers, producers, music industry pros and manufacturers.

“Education Committee Co-Chairs Dottie Kreps, Teri Grossheim and Mark Swiderski have devised an exemplary program to provide student attendees with a wealth of career-building details and networking opportunities,” reports AES Executive Director Roger Furness. “Scheduled for October 2-5 in the Moscone Center, 125th AES Convention Student Events are certain to provide instructive benefits for all attendees.”

Student Events Program Highlights Include:

Thursday, October 2, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

One on One Mentoring Session, Part 1: Following the Student Delegate Assembly meeting 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., students may register for individual meetings with distinguished audio industry mentors. This rewarding opportunity for a one-on-one discussion with industry mentors will continue on Friday, Oct. 3, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, October 2

Listening Sessions: Chair Dave Greenspan will review student recording projects in a non-competitive listening session designed to provide constructive feedback from a professional panel and audience members. This event is not open to finalists in the Recording competition. A second Listening Session is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4.

Friday, October 3, 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Education Fair: Institutions offering studies in audio (from short courses to graduate degrees) will be represented in a “tabletop” session. Information on each school’s respective programs will be available via displays and academic guidance. Admission is free, and open to all convention attendees.

Friday, October 3, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Recording Competition/Surround: A distinguished panel of judges will critique finalists in an interactive presentation and discussion. Student members can submit stereo and surround recordings in the categories classical, jazz, folk/world music, and pop/rock. Meritorious awards will be presented at the closing Student Delegate Assembly Meeting on Monday. The Stereo Recording Competition is scheduled for Saturday, October 4, 2:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 3, 2:30 – 4:40 p.m.

Résumé Review: AES Convention Co-Chair and leading industry consultant John Strawn will chair this session aimed at job candidates in electrical engineering and computer science. Confidential, no-cost, no-obligation résumé reviews will offer recommendations on: missing résumé elements, items to omit and how to strengthen talent and skill descriptions. Recent graduates, juniors, seniors, and graduate students seeking full-time employment in hardware or software engineering for the audio and music industries will especially benefit from this session.

Friday, October 3, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Career Workshop: Moderators Keith Hatschek and Gary Gottlieb have programmed an interactive workshop on student member input. Topics are focused on education and career development within the audio industry. An online discussion based on this talk will continue on the forums at

Saturday, October 4, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Career Fair: The Career/Job Fair will feature several companies from the exhibit floor. Convention attendees, students and professionals alike, are welcome to visit with representatives to learn about audio industry job and internship opportunities. Résumés are requested.

Sunday, October 5, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Design Competition: Students at any university or recording school may submit audio projects to showcase their technical skills. The Competition is focused on design concepts and prototypes, not recording projects or theoretical papers. Designs will be judged by a panel of industry experts in design and manufacturing. Multiple prizes will be awarded.

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