Deep into preparation for the 133rd AES Convention, the planning committee began meeting in January to develop new programs for the event set for October 26-29, 2012 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.
“Our objective is to infuse our events with meaningful tracks that anticipate and inform shifting industry trends,” remarks Co-Chair Valerie Tyler. “As San Francisco remains a bastion of innovative thinking, we are well-positioned to keep ahead of the curve.”
“Highlighting these new track introductions is a Project Studio Expo with a two-day series of clinics on best practices, and techniques on all aspects of creating and operating a small studio. They’ve invested in this gear, we want to help them take full advantage of it,” says Co-Chair Jim McTigue states. “This year’s convention will also see the introduction of two new tracks. Nathan Brock will chair the Networked Audio Track, and Brian McCarty will Chair the Sound For Pictures Track. Additionally,” McTigue adds, “we have confirmed a notable Keynote Speaker TBA soon.”
The Convention will also feature a remodeled Student Product Design Competition. Education Committee Co-Chairs John Krivit and Ezequiel Morfi and advisor Scott Dorsey anticipate a wealth of revolutionary ideas.
“The Committee is mounting a variety of events which will be hard to miss,” reports AES Executive Director Bob Moses. “On top of that list is a rare screening of The Wrecking Crew. This highly anticipated documentary about the studio musicians who played on countless Gold & Platinum hits has been withheld from distribution due to complex performance rights issues. Technical Tours Chair Jessica Livingston has secured an AES screening of the film. It promises to be a very hot ticket.”