New York, NY —
The 143rd AES International Convention’s Student and Career Development
Events Track features numerous seminars, educational events and
networking opportunities aimed at aspiring audio professionals. “Our AES
student members and younger attendees are literally the future of the
audio industry,” said Kyle P. Snyder, AES New York Education Chair. “Our
Student and Career Development events are designed to educate and
encourage the next generation of audio industry pros, something that’s
always been a top priority for AES.” The events will take place at the
upcoming AES New York 2017 Convention, October 18 to 21, at the Jacob
Javits Center in New York City.
Student and Career Development sessions and events are
part of the full AES NY technical program, comprising hundreds of
sessions covering the full spectrum of professional audio. All Access
registration is your ticket to maximize your audio experience, an
amazing value that includes every opportunity the Convention has to
offer. Advance pricing – the best value – is currently available online,
with steep discounts for AES Members and an extra special discount for
Student Members. Registration is available at www.aesshow.com.
On day one, the first Student Delegate Assembly (SDA)
meeting will mark the official opening of the Convention’s student
program and offer an opportunity to meet with fellow students from
around the world. Among other topics, the meeting will announce the
finalists in the Student Recording Competition categories and the
Student Design Competition, and discuss important issues relevant to all
Next up will be the first of three Student Recording
Critiques, to be held the first three days of the AES New York
Convention. In these sessions students will be able to bring their
recordings to non-competitive listening sessions on a world-class
playback system using PMC loudspeakers and receive feedback on their
projects from renowned industry professionals. Day one ends with a
party! The always-popular AES Student Party returns to New York for a
fun evening where students can relax and meet fellow AES student members
Day two’s Student and Career events lead off with the
SPARS (Society of Professional Audio Recording Services) Mentoring
session, a group speed-mentoring format specifically aimed at students,
young professionals and those interested in career advice. Categories to
be covered will include live sound/live recording, gaming, sound for
picture, studio production and more.
In the Student Design Competition, participants will be
able to show off their hardware and software designs, from loudspeakers
and DSP plug-ins, to hardware, mobile applications, sound synthesis
devices and more. Day two will end with the first of two Student
Recording Competitions, where finalists in each category will present
and play their projects for a panel of industry judges and attendees.
Day three features the can’t-miss Education and Career
Fair. All convention attendees, students and professionals alike will be
welcome to visit participating company representatives to find out
about job and internship opportunities. Academic institutions offering
audio studies will also be present. Bring your resume! Another day three
highlight will be the “Teaching Electronic Instrument Design:
Technologies and Techniques” seminar, where a panel of university
faculty, instrument makers and others will explain how students can go
on to careers as software and hardware designers, product specialists,
consultants and entrepreneurs.
Day four will feature another must-see panel, “Irons In
the Fire: Career Development and Business Mentoring for Independent
Music Creatives.” Here, members of the Manhattan Producers Alliance
(ManhatPro) from New York, Nashville, San Francisco and Los Angeles will
offer fresh insights into career development, developing your brand and
your business, and working as a creative talent. Attendees will get
one-on-one time with ManhatPro members.
Day four will conclude with the second Student
Delegates Assembly meeting, where, among other activities, the judges’
comments and awards will be presented for the Recording Competitions and
Design Competitions. In addition, plans for future student activities
at local, regional and international levels will be announced.
Additional information and a complete listing of Student and Career Development events are available at http://www.aes.org/events/143/students/.
Register now and make plans to join us at the 143rd
International AES Convention. AES New York 2017 will be co-located with
the NAB Show New York 2017. Registration, at any level, for AES New York
2017 will give attendees access to the NAB Show New York exhibition
floor and the content in the NAB Show New York’s Core Package (a $75
value). Register now and reserve housing for the 143rd AES Convention at aesshow.com.
“If it’s about audio, it’s at AES”, and if you are serious about
advancing your professional audio career, you need to be there too.