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 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
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 maximise 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 audio students.
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 and attendees.
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/st