The Audio Engineering Society is a vibrant community filled with many leaders and volunteers who freely give their time to keep the organization moving forward. The Opening Ceremonies provided an opportunity to recognize and reward some of those dedicated individuals, as well as others who have made important contributions to professional audio through their research and publications.
AES President Dr. Diemer de Vries (left) presents the Distinguished Service Medal, recognizing years of significant service to the AES, to Ron Streicher.During the Awards Presentation portion of the ceremonies, John Vanderkooy, editor of The Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, presented the Publication Awards to Stefan Feistel, Ambrose Thompson and Wolfgang Ahnert. Soon after, Robert Maher handed out the Student Publications Award to co-winners Tobias Ritter and Finn Agerkvist, and Tejaswi Nanjundaswamy.
Next, Awards Committee Chair Bob Moses presented Board of Governors Awards to Eddy B. Brixen, Joel Vieira De Brito, Josh Reiss, Agnieszka Roginska, John Strawn, Alan Trevena and convention co-chair Valerie Tyler. Fellowship Awards were also given to Steven Green, who wasn’t in attendance, and Francisco Miranda Kirchner. The final award of the day was the Distinguished Service Medal, recognizing years of significant service to the AES, which was given to Ron Streicher.