January 16, 2023 I Anniversary

The AES Celebrates 75 Years in 2023

The Audio Engineering Society is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. In March of 1948, a group of notable engineers committed to improving audio quality held the first meeting of the Audio Engineering Society in New York City. Now, in its 75th year, the AES has grown from a charter membership of 37 to a global community of more than 10,000 members affiliated with hundreds of local sections worldwide. The goal of those pioneering members, to share knowledge and advance the science of audio and its application, has been realized in a organization that facilitates communication and collaboration, and unites audio engineers, researchers, content creators and students.

The anniversary year begins with the announcement that the AES will be honored by the Recording Academy with a 2023 Technical Grammy Award acknowledging its “contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.”

“The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to advancing audio science, technology and its application,” said Bruce Olson, president of the AES. “The AES has created an amazing community of like-minded, industry-leading professionals along with partner firms and organizations who share their knowledge and experience to improve audio quality. That community has come together and grown across 153 International Conventions since the first took place in 1949, alongside an impressive slate of single-topic-focused International Conferences and application-oriented Academies, as well as the events held by our local sections. Our community has an ongoing and incalculably positive impact on not only professional audio production but wherever audio is created and heard.”

In 2023, the AES will continue its mission with events planned around the world throughout the year, culminating in the 155th AES International Convention in New York in October.


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