146th Audio Engineering Society AES Dublin 2019 Convention

November 22 2018, 00:35
The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced the organizing committee and keynote address for the upcoming AES Dublin Convention, taking place March 20 – 23, 2019, at the Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland. For its 146th International Convention, the association makes its first trip to Dublin, Ireland, set to “Excite Your Ears” as the preeminent European pro audio event of the year. Details for the Technical Program of the convention are now available online at the convention site. 

Featuring four days of dedicated pro audio presentations and events overseen by co-chairs Ben Kok, Mariana Lopez and Enda Bates, the Convention will include such highlights as a Keynote Speech on "Inclusive Sonic Interactions” by Stefania Serafin, professor in sonic interaction design at Aalborg University; hundreds of Technical Program presentations covering all things audio; and three days of the Professional Audio Showcase sessions and audio hardware and software displays and demonstrations.

The theme of the Convention – “Excite Your Ears” – will be  supported by a host of Special Events, exhibition floor event stages and a myriad of opportunities to learn from – and network and interact with – audio pros from around the world.

Forming the core knowledge base of the AES, and at the heart of every AES Convention, the four day Technical Program will feature a variety of ways to listen, learn and connect with the leading minds in audio through Technical Papers, eBriefs, Workshops, Tutorials and other presentations. Papers co-chairs Jamie Angus and Róisín Loughran are calling for volunteer reviewers for Papers in their area of expertise in an effort to broaden the reviewer base in both quantity and diversity. 

Joining the AES Dublin 2019 Convention Committee to craft additional elements of the Technical Program are Workshop & Tutorials Co-chairs Jimmy Eadie, Magdalena Piotrowska and Ana Monte, along with Technical Tours Chair Fiona Smyth. Working to facilitate the technical infrastructure for the Convention and staffing are Facilities Chair Andrew Hines and Student Volunteer Co-chairs Claudia Nader Jaime and Malachy Ronan.
The AES Dublin convention will be Europe’s preeminent professional audio education and networking event of 2019, featuring hundreds of ways to interact with peers and professionals in the fields of Broadcast Audio, Studio and Home Recording, Post-Production and Sound for Picture, Networked Audio, Live Events, Games Audio, VR/AR/XR and much more. A variety of student activities, a career fair and other networking events provide a way for anyone to be a part of action, at whatever stage of their audio engineering journey. 

Technical Program Details Now Online
Taking place at the Convention Centre Dublin, just minutes from the technology and finance hub of the city, this year’s European AES Convention will provide a venue for presentations led by industry experts offering research Papers, Workshops, Tutorials, Product Demonstrations and more covering all things audio. Exemplifying the show’s theme, “Excite Your Ears,” AES Dublin will host exclusive presentations and technology showcases in the fields of Studio Recording, Live Sound, Networked Audio, Broadcast & Streaming, Music Production, Post Production, Game Audio, Spatial Sound, Audio for AR/VR/XR, Product Development and more. Advance Registration pricing, with additional AES Member and Student discounts, is available for a limited time with online Advance Registration.

Representing the core of the Audio Engineering Society’s scientific and technological leadership since the Society’s inception 70 years ago, research paper sessions, such as those offered at the AES Dublin Convention, offer detailed insight from top developers and pioneers in audio engineering. Additional Engineering Brief sessions will also cover practical experiments across a range of topics ranging from architectural acoustics to spatial audio encoders, in a series of topical overviews.

AES Dublin will also host over thirty Tutorials sessions during the four days of events, featuring expert presenters from around the world. AES Dublin’s Tutorial series will cover audio fundamentals and advanced concepts including recording and production case studies, spatial audio design and implementation and the integration of new audio tools and technologies. Specific applications ranging from dance music production to recording an orchestra, car audio, signal processing and beyond, will also be examined.

Convention Workshops will also be a highlight of the AES Dublin Technical Program, presented in a moderated panel discussion format led by renowned AES Members and practitioners of the audio arts, including experts from top industry brands and leading educational facilities. Workshop presentations will include topics such as “Audio, Accessibility, and the Creative Industries,” “Media Preservation and Recovery,” “Mix It! Are There Best Mixing Practices?” and a session titled “Two Albums/Two Years – Kevin Killen on the Creation of a Couple of Masterworks, The Unforgettable Fire (U2) & So (Peter Gabriel),” hosted by AES Past President Alex Case.
For the latest information on the AES Dublin Convention, the call for contributions and more, visit www.aes.org/events/146/.

The Audio Engineering Society, celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018, now counts over 12,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. Currently, its members are affiliated with 90 AES professional sections and more than 120 AES student sections around the world. Section activities include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions. Through local AES section events, members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth.
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