San Francisco, CA (August 14, 2015)—The annual Audio Engineering Society Convention, coming up soon in New York City on October 29-November 1, is the highlight of the year for the pro audio world. Attendees ensure they’re on the cutting edge of all advancements in recording and live sound, making it a must for any practitioner of the audio arts. It’s only fitting, then, that Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts, has announced it will be on hand at the annual convocation., and the group is currently raising funds on Indiegogo to send WAM staff and interns to the convention.
Women are critically under-represented in the audio industry (less than 5 percent), according to Women’s Audio Mission. Providing a place for women in the industry to network and receive training and mentoring at the convention since 2005, WAM is now one of the most high-profile booths and educational panel organizers at the convention. AES donates a booth to Women's Audio Mission each year so that the organization can increase gender diversity both at the convention and within the audio industry.
“The traffic that WAM’s booth receives at AES every year is remarkable” says WAM founder and executive director Terri Winston. “We are so grateful to AES and everyone who supports our Indiegogo campaign to get us to NY this year. Not only do we mobilize the largest number of women in audio, but we also harness the support of an amazing array of audio manufacturers and our male allies. I want women to be able to experience that support firsthand. It’s incredibly powerful.”
WAM has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise funds for travel and accommodations and raised over 30 percent of its goal in less than two days. People interested in helping “change the face of sound” can make a donation on the WAM IndieGogo page at http://wam.rocks/1J2MQts
Women’s Audio Mission