AES executive director Roger Furness reports that the 121st AES convention will introduce a three-day technology exhibition, which will take place Friday, October 6, through Sunday, October 8, 2006, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.
“The conference program at the convention—dedicated to papers, workshops, tutorials, technical tours, historical, broadcast, educational and special events—will maintain its traditional four-day schedule from Thursday, October 5, until Sunday, October 8,” Furness says. “Our goal has always been to tailor conventions to provide the information attendees need to work smarter, more efficiently and more creatively. We take exhibitor and attendee comments seriously, and try to incorporate their suggestions whenever possible.”
Furness points to an increased effort to attract end-users to the 120th convention in New York City as an example of this philosophy. “By establishing official retail sponsorships with leading pro audio dealerships, we significantly increased attendance for last year’s event, a win-win situation for everyone,” he adds. “Our decision to keep the exhibition hall open for three instead of four days will enable exhibitors who are generally focused on their booth activity to take greater advantage of the educational and technical sessions at the core of AES events.”
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