St. Louis, MO (February 1, 2007)–The First Annual AES Regional Student Summit will take place the weekend of March 2-4, 2007 at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. Kicking off with a welcome mixer on Friday night, the Student Summit will incorporate panels, tutorials and events, and featured guest speakers including Dave Moulton, Craig Rousch and Bob Heil.
The website for the event is up and running at www.webster.edu/~aes. Check it out for the latest information about the Summit, and some important forms, including the registration form and the form needed to enter the Recording Competition.
According to Gary Gottlieb, Assistant Professor of Audio Production at Webster University and AES Faculty Advisor, a pre-registration fee of $20 gets students into all panels, tutorials, and events including a Saturday night show and the Friday night Welcome Mixer. They’ve booked the Gentleman Auction House for Saturday night’s show, and scored some $30 per night lodgings for students, just across the street from the event.
Gottlieb adds, “The $30 per night lodgings are actually suites that sleep up to three people, but we expect them to go fast, so get your registration forms in quickly to reserve a suite. Also, to qualify for the low pre-registration fee of $20 for entrance to all events, your registration form must be postmarked by February 18.”
Workshops and tutorials are being organized to cover such topics as Internships and Entry Level Positions, the Future of Analog, Aesthetics, and Women in Audio, to name a few. According to Gottlieb, “We are considering mentoring sessions and we are planning on holding a Recording Competition which will emulate the Recording Competition at the AES Conventions in California and New York. Many members of our faculty will be participating, and I hope visiting faculty will too, on panels, as judges, and as mentors.”
The Student Summit, which is open to the public, will be a great opportunity for students from the Central Region, some of whom cannot attend the conventions in New York or California, to mingle with their peers from other educational institutions as well as professionals. It will give them the opportunity to put their hands on some gear, like others have done at the NYC and California Conventions.
Check out the Gentleman Auction House here: www.myspace.com/gentlemanauctionhouse
For more information and to register, go to: