Here in New York, as the city continues to restore its business community, the Audio Engineering Society is honored to present what is the largest event in the professional audio industry at the 111th Convention. For the Society, it takes on even greater importance after the tremendous challenges that September 11 posed to us as a city and a nation.
We wish to express our gratitude to all who have made it possible for us to gather at the Jacob Javits Convention Center for what promises to be four days of the most celebrated convention in AES history. With the support of our dedicated exhibitors who have stayed with us despite concerns of low attendance, program participants whose enthusiasm was not hindered by the necessity of a rescheduled program, a convention committee whose job has lasted far longer than expected, and all of our friends in the press who were eager to help us promote our new dates, we are able to propel our industry forward.
Today's research yields endless possibilities for the evolution of audio technology. The exhibition and technical programs of the 111th Convention emphasize the tremendous significance each area of audio has in the advancement of the industry as a whole.
AES conventions are held annually in the U.S. and Europe, where we bring people together to exchange information on the latest advancements in audio. Each of the conventions provides valuable educational opportunities. These include a full program of technical papers, seminars and workshops that focus on current research and new concepts and applications. The AES also hosts conferences throughout the year in different parts of the world, which are on a much smaller scale and are highly focused on a specific area of audio. Please visit www.aes.org to find out more about our upcoming events.
While not everyone can attend AES events, the Society has more than 140 sections around the world, and we strongly encourage audio professionals all over the world to become active in section membership. The AES is not just about audio. It's about the people who make professional audio the exciting industry it is, and we are proud to serve such a dedicated group of professionals.
The Audio Engineering Society is a global organization devoted exclusively to the advancement of audio technology, and its membership is drawn from every part of the world. The 111th Convention will serve as a rallying point for the entire industry. We wish endless success to all members of the audio community and look forward to joining our many friends at future AES events.