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The New 'Audio Product Education Institute' to Host Product Development Symposium During AES Show Fall 2020

The newly formed Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), will host a three-day Product Development Symposium as part of the online events of AES Show Fall 2020. Moving the AES Show online has unbound time and place restrictions, allowing the expansion across all of October, now dubbed Audio Engineering Month. This has further made it possible for the traditional Convention Product Development Track to expand into a full AES Symposium format prior to the Convention’s Technical Program. The sessions are scheduled for October 14, 15 and 16. All Access registration for AES Show Fall 2020 is required to attend the Product Development Symposium, available now at AESShow.com.

Across the three days, multiple sessions will expand from the AES Product Development Track, as the Audio Product Education Institute will promote and illuminate the methodologies, practices and technologies involved in developing and bringing audio products to market, spanning the APEI’s six educational pillars: Interactive Voice and DSP; Supply Chain and Sourcing; Modeling and Measurement; Product Management; Automotive Audio; and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

The Symposium’s sessions will be chaired and presented by experienced audio product professionals who are experts in each field, and are recommended for those seeking to increase their skills and understanding of what it takes to launch successful audio products. Acoustics, electronics, DSP, software engineering, and product and marketing management will all be addressed through a real-world perspective. A detailed schedule will be available on the APEI and AESShow.com websites soon.

APEI will be offering sponsorship opportunities that provide access to a large audience of product development professionals. There are multiple media and content inclusions in the program available based on the sponsorship level. Please contact j.martins@aes.org for details.

APEI is continuously looking for presenters for future events. If you would like to participate, please contact scott.leslie@aes.org to learn more. For more information, please visit audioproducteducationinstitute.org.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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