The Audio Engineering Society announced its return to in-person events in May with the AES Europe Spring 2022 Convention. The event will take place at the Amare Royal Conservatoire in the Hague, Netherlands, on May 7 and 8 with an interactive online program running May 16-19.
This year the AES has scheduled more than 100 workshops and presentations on topics such as immersive audio, signal processing, acoustics and listening environments, electronic music performance, microphone techniques, archiving and restoration, and audio measurements.
The two-day schedule also includes a series of tutorials, panel discussions and engineering briefs presented by industry executives like audio engineer Paul Geluso, music technologist Claire Lim, professor Agnieszka Roginska and sound engineer and lecturer Nadja Wallaszkovits.
Highlights include a keynote address on Saturday that will be given by musician and designer Kees Tazelaar, who was instrumental in creating the pioneering immersive audio experience for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. Other notable presenters include a live Heyser Lecture (named for former AES President-elect Richard Heyser) by professor Diemer de Vries.
Early arrivals can register for a behind-the-scenes tour of the venue on Friday, May 6. A series of events tailored for AES student members include special master class sessions, critiques and dedicated social time.
During the online portion of the convention starting on May 16, attendees can access technical program offerings, presentations on engineering briefs and partner presentations. Streamed presentations will be available for on-demand replay for a short time after the convention.
Interested attendees can register on the AES website.