New York, NY (October 20, 2017)—The 143rd AES Convention may have passed the halfway point, but you’d swear it’s just getting started. If you’ve noticed that the aisles of the exhibition floor are jammed and the panel you wanted to see was standing-room only, well, that attests to the convention’s popularity. It seems like there’s more people here than usual—because there are.
“We had a tremendous first day at AES NY 2017; our registration team says it’s the largest first day of activity they’ve seen in a decade,” said Bob Moses, AES Executive Director on the second morning of the Convention. “That pattern is carrying over as we begin Day Two. The technical sessions are packed with enthusiastic attendees, and we’ve also set a record on All Access registrations. Our volunteer convention committees continue to raise the bar, year after year, with the quality and range of content in the technical program. We have convention co-chairs Agnieszka Roginska and Paul Gallo to thank for their amazing leadership. They, and the talented full convention committee they assembled, supported by the hardworking, AES headquarters team, have produced an energetic and bustling exhibition floor and a full four days of fascinating sessions covering every aspect of professional audio.”
There’s only so much looking back you can do, however, when the show is still running through the end of Saturday. There’s still lots for audio pros to do, from great educational events to networking opportunities to the chance to see, hear and get hands-on with the latest audio gear.
If you haven’t walked through the exhibition floor yet, get moving because it closes up Friday night, while the convention rolls on, serving up workshops, panels, seminars and more through Saturday evening. If you want to check out that hot new product you read about here in the Daily, now is the time.
Elsewhere, there’s plenty to learn; Friday alone, there’s legendary engineer Bob Ludwig hosting the Platinum Mastering Panel, discussing ways to approach mastering for high-resolution audio, streaming and hi-res streaming. Out on the exhibition floor, there’s both the Project Studio Expo on Stage 2, offering programs like New Frontiers in Project Studios and The Special Sauce for Mixing a Hit Record; and the Live Sound Expo, presenting its own workshops on mixing, noise prediction for outdoor events and eight things to get right about point source optimization. And don’t forget to plan your Friday night around the Hear Now Festival’s presentation, Audio Tonight: A Storytellers Cabaret, being held at 7:30 p.m. at Dolby Labs’ NY Screening Room (Tickets are required).
The fun continues Saturday, with events like the Latin Producers Panel; the Lunchtime Keynote by Emily Lazar, “More Cowbell? Trusting Your Sonic Gut;” and the AESx Talks, hosted by Alex Case—only a few of the many events to check out as the show coasts to a close.
If you don’t have time to check out everything you wanted to, don’t worry—there’s always next year…and this time, we mean it. Instead of a two-year wait for the next AES Convention in New York, the grand event will return to the Jacob Javits Convention Center October 17-20, 2018, co-locating once again with NAB Show New York. Mark your calendars now and we’ll see you same time, next year!