- Hundreds of tech sessions and exhibitors provided myriad opportunity for throngs of attendees to Listen, Learn and Connect -
New York, NY —
Declared a rousing success by attendees, exhibitors, presenters and
sponsors alike, the AES New York 2017 Convention once again hosted the
year’s largest annual contingent of pro audio professionals, students,
and enthusiasts at the Jacob Javits Center, October 18 – 21. Convention
co-chairs Agnieszka Roginska and Paul Gallo, along with numerous
convention organizers and volunteers, provided the programming and
events spanning the four days of audio presentations, discussion panels,
and three-day gear exhibition. Additionally, co-location at the Javits
Center with the NAB New York show created an additional edge, bringing
in an even more diverse attendee base to the premier professional audio
education and networking event of the year.
Total registration for the 143rd International
Convention eclipsed that of last year’s Los Angeles Convention. With
15,590 registrants, AES New York 2017 registrations were 24% higher than
final registration for AES LA 2016 (where 12,540 registrations were
tallied, including those for the parallel AVAR Conference). The quality
of the technical program in New York drew over 40% more All Access
attendees than in Los Angeles last year, setting a new milestone.
“I’ve never been so proud of our team and of an AES
Convention as I am after the amazingly successful AES New York 2017,”
said AES Executive Director Bob Moses. “Words don’t come close to
conveying the admiration I have for every member of the Convention
committee and every member of the AES staff and our volunteers.
Attendees and the Convention exhibitors and sponsors offered unsolicited
praise for the entire convention experience, from the technical program
to the exhibition hall. Our co-location experience with The NAB Show
New York proved that working with collaborative partners can be mutually
beneficial and still allow each organization to retain its unique and
With the theme of Maximum Audio, AES New York
brought a diverse array of special events and prominent industry names
and technologies into the spotlight. In addition to the opening
Diversity Town Hall meeting and Keynote Speech by Prof. Edgar Choueiri,
the Heyser Lecture given by renowned, award-winning engineer and
producer Leslie Ann Jones, and numerous other featured events, AES New
York offered well over 200 technology presentations including 700
presenters and a half-dozen offsite Tech Tours, as well as 260-plus
brands exhibiting the latest gear and services on the AES Exhibition
floor. Further exhibition floor events featured the return of the
Project Studio Expo and Live Sound Expo, as well as the addition of the
new Broadway Sound Expo, Broadcast Audio Expo, [email protected]
presentations, and three days of AES Mix with the Masters workshops.
AES New York Convention research papers and E-briefs can be found online in the AES E-Library,
and recordings of the convention presentations and proceedings will
soon be online as part of the AES Live: Videos collection. Full
E-Library access is a benefit enjoyed by all AES members. Additional
photos and convention news will be posted to the aesshow.com site, as well as other AES social media channels.
“At the close of the exhibition on Friday,” added
Moses, “the hall was still packed when the lights were dimmed.
Attendance in the technical program sessions continued unabated on the
final day of the Convention, which included another first: the Immersive
Audio Super Saturday event, offering binaural and 9.1 experiences
throughout the day. As we continue to develop content that spans all of
the audio disciplines, and offers pioneering insights into emerging
technologies, we hope that you will join us, as a member and as an
attendee, at our events throughout the coming year.”
Next up, the Audio Engineering Society returns to the
west coast for the [email protected] Pro Sound Symposium, Live and Studio, to be
held in NAMM’s education campus, adjacent to the Anaheim Convention
Center, during The 2018 NAMM Show, which runs January 25 – 28, 2018 (aesatnamm.com).
This first-of-its-kind education and training event is a collaboration
with NAMM, bringing AES expertise to [email protected] attendees while offering
registrants access to the NAMM exhibition. The AES celebrates its 70th
Anniversary as the Society returns to the Javits Center in New York for
AES New York 2018, the 145th AES International Convention, taking place October 17 – 20, 2018, co-located once again with The NAB Show New York. Visit aes.org/events for AES event updates throughout the year.