New York, NY (May 13, 2020) — With world still sheltering in place, the annual European AES Convention may have had to jettison its traditional format, but that hasn’t slowed down the Audio Engineering Society’s plans for this year’s event in the slightest. Instead, it is readying AES Virtual Vienna Convention, set for June 2 – 5.
As with all AES conventions, the online event will place a high priority on the education and enlightenment of tomorrow’s audio professionals. This year’s AES spring convention continues that tradition, offering a slate of activities aimed directly at audio students and educators, including Technical Program content, meetings and events hosted by the AES Student Delegate Assembly (SDA), a virtual Education and Career Fair, student competitions and student project critiques.
AES Virtual Vienna registration is now available online, with a rate of $25 for AES Student Members for all four days of the Convention’s comprehensive and expansive Tech Program.
Several highlights for students attending the AES Virtual Vienna Convention include the Student Recording Competitions in six categories (Traditional Acoustic Recording, Traditional Studio Recording, Modern Studio Recording & Electronic Music, Sound for Visual Media, Remix and Immersive Audio), and the Saul Walker Student Design Competition (gear and software), where students’ projects are critiqued and judged by a host of industry professionals, offering a great learning opportunity for participants and observers (and great prizes for the winning submissions); the Education and Career Fair, showcasing educational offerings and job opportunities from leading institutions and companies from around the world; Student Recording Critique sessions, providing non-competitive professional input and advice for students at all stages of training; SDA organizational and planning sessions; and externally available webinars on audio software design from MathWorks and Audio Programmers Workshop.
“AES Conventions are filled from start to finish with student activities offering amazing opportunities for learning, for meeting fellow students and networking with industry leaders, and for students to develop leadership skills of their own in these student-led and organized events,” said AES Education Committee co-chair Magdalena Piotrowska.
Education Committee co-chair John Krivit notes that as a benefit of the Convention going online, with no travel required, the number of students taking part in the various competitions has increased, and similar increases are possible for technical program registration. “Taking these elements online for AES Virtual Vienna will make these opportunities available all around the world, to anyone with an internet connection – come join us!”
Across 80-plus hours of Technical Program sessions, core audio topics and the technology of today and tomorrow will be explored, with additional focus on audio elements and workflow solutions for new distribution platforms. Representing cutting-edge developments in the science of audio, the latest research and the application of such research will be showcased through streaming presentations of Keynote addresses, Papers, Posters Workshops, Engineering Briefs, Tech Tours and other technical program content, along with live- and forum-based dialog with presenters. AES Virtual Vienna Convention sponsors, including Platinum Partner Genelec, will also present instructional, educational and informational content.
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