Valerie TylerSan Francisco, CA (June 11, 2008)-The Audio Engineering Society's Executive Director Roger Furness reports that John Strawn and Valerie Tyler are serving as Co-Chairs for the 125th AES Convention, scheduled for October 2-5 at San Francisco's Moscone Center.
"Currently celebrating our 60th Anniversary, the AES is the leading authority in the exchange of ideas and information for our industry," says Furness. "Ongoing dialogs with the EE and Broadcast communities have inspired an increased outreach to those sectors for the 125th Convention. We anticipate a continuance of the trend towards higher exhibitor and attendee turnout."
"I am especially pleased to be sharing Convention Chair responsibilities with Valerie Tyler," Strawn remarks. "A longtime AES member, she has served on seven conventions as Co-Chair for Workshops, Special Events, Tutorials & Master Classes and as 105th Convention Co-Chair in 1998. She is also an accomplished audio editor and freelance live sound engineer. Her organizational skills make her an invaluable asset. I am confident the 125th Convention will benefit greatly from her increased involvement."
John StrawnAdept with piano and soldering iron, Strawn is a Fulbright Scholar with a Ph.D from Stanford University. He played an integral role with Lucasfilm's Droid Works affiliate and, as a co-founder of Yamaha Music Technologies, USA, headed an electronic music instruments R&D group. S Systems, Dr. Strawn's independent consulting practice, has advised such high-tech companies as Atari, Mattel, Kurzweil and NeXT Inc. He has also served as a testifying expert witness. Prior to chairing the 2004 and 2006 AES Conventions, Dr. Strawn presented the 1996 keynote address.
"We are extremely fortunate to have a seasoned Committee on board for the 125th Convention," Tyler adds. "Our Chairs have participated in many previous AES Conventions. They bring a depth of experience and a wealth of energy to the table. The ideas and enthusiasm for this year's convention are extraordinary. It will definitely be one for the books."
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