Exhibitors include most of the audio test gear companies, and a number of the large speaker companies’ exhibit (and recruit staff) at the event. Initiated by Professor Yong Shen from the Institute of Acoustics in Nanjing University it is held every other year. The first ISEAT, in 2007, started slow, but the events in 2011 and 2013 were outstanding. ISEAT is composed of invited papers, poster sessions, demonstrations, and workshops.
It provides an abundance of representative and innovative technology, products, market information and a wealth of opportunity for learning and networking. The venue is the Shenzhen Virtual University Park, which is a strategic and innovative move by the local government of Shenzhen. The “Virtual U” was founded in 1999 and is located in the Shenzhen High and New Technology Industry Development Zone on the bank of Shenzhen Bay.
Virtual? While the facility is brick-and-mortar — with impressive auditorium facilities, some classrooms and other presentation areas — the concept is distance learning in Shenzhen with other universities throughout China. Other initiatives are technology incubation, technology transfer from universities to industry, and vice versa. There are 48 organizations and 18 network members in the Virtual University Park. The former includes 35 famous domestic universities such as Tsinghua University, Peking University, and Harbin Industry University, together with activity bases for academicians from both the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and five universities from Hong Kong, including The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, and University of Hong Kong, as well as Lyon Central Polytechnic University of France.
About 600 representatives from companies, universities and research institutes in China and overseas will attend this Symposium. ISEAT always invites prestigious scholars in the field from around the world to give keynote speeches, and will also invite renowned experts, senior engineers and senior managers from related industries to share their latest discoveries, developments and applications for new technologies, materials, equipment and market trends in electro-acoustics. In past years, Prof. Yong Shen invited Dr. Neville Thiele (ISEAT2007, ISEAT2011), Dr. Richard Small (ISEAT2009), Prof. John Vanderkooy (ISEAT2009), Dr. Barry Blesser (ISEAT2013), and Dr. Sean Olive (ISEAT2009, ISEAT2011, ISEAT2013) to attend and give keynote speeches.
Check out www.iseat.org, which provides the option of the website in English.