The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research.
Currently, over 14,000 members are affiliated with more than 75 AES professional sections and more than 95 AES student sections around the world, including the Central Indiana section. Section activities often include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions. Through local AES section events, members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth.
The AES also serves the educational needs of its members and the audio industry at large through international technical meetings, equipment exhibitions, and a wide range of publications.
Conventions, which include scientific presentations, student activities, workshops, and exhibitions, are held annually both in the US and Europe. Additional conferences and regional summits are held periodically throughout Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America.
Many research papers presented at conventions are ultimately published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Audio Engineering Society. Other convention papers and conference proceedings are compiled in the online AES E-Library. Members have access to this wealth of information for a small fee, along with numerous other resources, including tutorials and technical documents, through the official AES website.
Finally, the AES is continually involved in the creation and maintenance of international standards in the areas of digital and analog audio engineering, communications technology, acoustics, media preservation and creative practice. Through the AES Technical Council and its subsidiary working groups, AES members and the Society as a whole are at the forefront of both established and emerging audio technologies and techniques.