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AES Virtual Education Mini-Conference Set for Thursday

A COVID cancellation can’t stop the AES’s Education Mini-Conference, which is moving online to be presented for free this Thursday.

AES Education Virtual Mini-Conference
AES Education Virtual Mini-Conference

New York, NY (July 21, 2020)—While the Audio Engineering Society’s Audio Education Conference has been postponed until next summer, a new, free virtual Education Mini-Conference will be held Thursday, July 23, offering numerous events and presentations about the pedagogy and delivery of audio and music technology.

Taking place 11am-2:30pm ET, the Education Mini-Conference is free to all current members of the AES; non-members may pay $125 to both join the AES and register for the conference.

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Among the mini-conference’s offerings are:

  • Preview of the 2021 AES Conference on Audio Education at Middle Tennessee State University and Belmont University in Nashville. (Bill Crabtree & Michael Fleming, Conference Chairs) (15 minutes)
  • Workshop on How to Write and Submit a Peer Reviewed Academic Paper (Brecht De Man, Vice Chair of the AES Education Committee) (10 minutes)
  • Presentation of an example accepted paper by Braxton Boren, American University. Teaching Acoustics to Audio Student: A Middle Path. (15 minutes)
  • Presentation of an example paper by Daniel Fox, Tufts University. Achieving Educational and Program Outcomes through Instrument & Equipment Maintenance. (15 minutes)
  • Presentation of an exciting learning activity for audio students at any level: Professor Alex Case’s Chamber Reverb Challenge (20 minutes)
  • AES Educational Activities in Latin America with Cesar Lamschtein, AES Vice President for Latin America (20 minutes)
  • Professor Allan Tucker reveals The MusicAlebrije Collaborative Education Model at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico. (12 minutes)
  • Co-Curricular Resources for teaching Acoustic Science, Dr. Magdalena Piotrowska (AES Education Committee, Co-Chair) (15 minutes)
  • Exploring Immersive and Surround Formats in Audio Education with Professor Scott Metcalfe, Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University)
  • An examination of machine learning and new technology with We Are The Robots: Accepting and Embracing Virtual Assistance in Audio Production (Brecht De Man, Vice Chair of the AES Education Committee) (15 minutes)
  • Documenting Resources for Teaching During the Covid 19 Pandemicwith Professor Christoph Thompson of Ball State University (10 minutes)
  • High School Audio with Professor Gabe Herman (Vice Chair, AES Education Committee) (25 minutes)
  • Mike Lawson (Executive Director of Technology Institute for Music Education) Ti:ME’s 25 years of Integrating Technology into Music Education. (30 minutes)
  • Keynote Presentation: Preparing Students for Lifelong Success in the Audio Industry with Dr. Agnieszka Roginska (AES President, New York University) (30 minutes)