The Webster University Student Section of the Audio Engineering Society presents the Third Annual Central Region AES Student Summit, April 3rd - 5th, 2009, at Webster University in St. Louis, MO.
Last year's Summit was a raging success, with hundreds of students, educators and audio professionals from eight states converging on Webster University.
We have already confirmed Phil Ramone, John Storyk, Jim Anderson and many others as guest speakers. Students have been approaching manufacturers as exhibitors and sponsors, and many have already confirmed. We are proposing workshops and tutorials on such topics as Internships and Entry Level Positions, the Future of Analog, Aesthetics, and Women in Audio, to name a few and we are planning on holding a Recording Competition, just like last year only better, based on your suggestions!
We are modeling it on the AES conventions, except on a smaller scale. Unlike those wonderful, sometimes overwhelming conventions in New York or San Francisco, we have arranged inexpensive accommodations, and registration is practically free.
This will be a great opportunity for students and educators from the Central Region, some of whom cannot attend the conventions in New York or California, to mingle with their peers from other educational institutions as well as professionals. It will give them the same opportunity to put their hands on gear, just like on the exhibition floor at the Javits or the Moscone Center.
We hope you will attend. We also hope you will spread the word to everyone you know in the audio community: students, educators, pros, AES members and non-members alike.
We need your help to make this thing work. Here's what you can do:
EVERYONE: go to our website, click on the Flier link, print it out and hang it up where students, teachers, and anyone who may be interested can see it. Got friends in other schools or businesses who may be interested? Forward this email to them. Hang a flier in the campus radio station and in the airlock of the recording studio. Put one up by the video or film studios. Hang one in the local record store and the local radio station. Spread the word.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS: If they want the cheap accommodations think about who you want your roommates to be. The suites sleep three people for $30 per night (that's for all three of you, not per person). Registration is now open, email for a confirmation number. The cheap accommodations are limited, so don't wait. Also, have your students start thinking about which mixes they will want to submit for the Recording Competition. Information about everything is on the website.
EDUCATORS and OTHER AUDIO PROFESSIONALS: Announce this event to your classes and co-workers, hang the flier where those who are interested will see it. Pass it along to other members of your AES chapter. Are you interested in making a presentation or participating in a panel? Email our Conference Chair, Shaun Wall at firstname.lastname@example.org, he will compile them and the students will choose the tutorials and panels soon. Interested in an ad in the program or an exhibitor's booth? Email Shaun. They're cheap, and you will have the opportunity to convince the next generation of gear purchasers that they should buy your stuff. Can't be here for a booth? There are plenty of other sponsorship opportunities, like things for the welcome bags or prizes for the recording competition. Even if you can't be here, your logo can! It's a great way to get your company's name out there.
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