AES announces Berlin Convention Committee

The Audio Engineering Society has revealed details of the committee charged with organising the upcoming AES Berlin Convention, which is set to take place 20-23 May 2017 at the Maritim Hotel Berlin in Germany.

The AES Berlin Convention will offer four full days of in-depth programmes and presentations, technical tours, and a three-day manufacturer exhibition of the top brands and services in pro audio.

The Convention, being co-chaired by Sascha Spors (professor at the University of Rostock and chair, AES North German Section) and Nadja Wallaszkovits (chief audio engineer, Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences and formerly AES VP, Central Europe Region), is a large pro audio event and exhibition that brings together professionals and students from around the world.

The committee reports that paper submissions are up 50 percent higher than typical. Multichannel, spatial and immersive audio will all be well represented in the technical program, as will acoustics, psychoacoustics, audio quality and perception.

The 2017 AES Berlin Technical Tour Schedule will include several renowned Berlin recording studios, tours of Berlin-based audio manufacturers, broadcast and film sound production facilities and the Museum für Kommunikation (Museum of Communications).

“A full convention program could be built around just the combined knowledge of the committee for AES Berlin,” said Bob Moses, AES executive director. “When these accomplished individuals reach out to their colleagues, to the entire AES membership and beyond, the result is an amazingly multi-faceted and quality program. If you are serious about audio, you’ll join us in Berlin.”

Papers co-chairs for the 142nd convention are Jamie Angus (AES Fellow, University of Salford) and Thomas Sporer (Fraunhofer, AES VP, Central Europe Region), while workshops will be overseen by co-chairs Sascha Disch (Fraunhofer) and Natanya Ford (AES Fellow, Buckinghamshire University). Jens Aherns (University of Technology Berlin) will serve as facilities co-chair, and André Maletz (Mixing Ambulance) will co-chair the Technical Tours. Additional committee members are to be announced soon.