AES Convention hits five-year attendance high

AES Convention hits five-year attendance high
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Taking place 17th – 20th October at the Javits Centre in New York City, the 135th AES Convention saw a 16 percent increase in registration since the last time the convention was in the city, and a 71 percent increase over last year's San Francisco event.

"I can't express how thrilled I am with our Convention this year,” stated Bob Moses, Executive Director of the AES. “Our organizing committee really outdid themselves, with over 250 presentations from an astounding 682 leading researchers and practitioners in the field, many of them standing-room only.

"The convention floor was absolutely packed, and the only complaint I heard was that we ran out of convention programs on the second day because so many people showed up. We took some risks with this show in an attempt to bring in lots of new blood and to maintain our position on the proverbial cutting edge, and the fact that it was such a fantastic success gives us confidence to ratchet it up a few more notches in Los Angeles next year. We'll be back in Berlin in April, and much of what made this show so great will be leveraged to breathe new life into our European convention."

The show was well-received by both attendees and exhibitors, who represented nearly every sector of the pro audio industry from recording and production to broadcast, game audio, live sound, post production, and system integration.

“This AES in NY was the best AES convention in many years,” stated Eric Mayer, President, DPA Inc. “This year the show floor traffic seemed up, our booth attendees were more ‘qualified’ and spirits seemed high. I'm not sure what changes were made, but whatever they were, they were needed and they worked.”

“AES NY is always special, as no other show draws such a diverse crowd of key decision leaders in music, post, broadcast and live sound,” stated Phil Wagner, President of Focusrite Novation Inc. “This year’s AES show had our booth and sound demo room packed with potential customers from start to finish. We were proud to sponsor both the Project Studio Expo and Networked Audio Track. We look forward to a strong presence at AES Los Angeles next year.”

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