San Francisco - Jun 6, 2008 - John Strawn and Valerie Tyler are serving as cochairmen for the 125th Audio Engineering Society Convention scheduled for Oct. 2-5 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Valerie Tyler is a long-time AES member, she has served on seven conventions as cochair for workshops, special events, tutorials and master classes and as the 105th Convention cochair in 1998. She is also an audio editor and freelance live sound engineer.
John Strawn is a Fulbright Scholar with a PhD from Stanford. He played an integral role with Lucasfilm's Droid Works affiliate and as a cofounder of Yamaha Music Technologies he headed an electronic music instruments R&D group. S Systems, Strawn's independent consulting practice, has advised such companies as Atari, Mattel, Kurzweil and Next. He has also served as a testifying expert witness. Prior to chairing the 2004 and 2006 AES Conventions, Strawn presented the 1996 keynote address.