Dave Rat, founder and president of Rat Sound
The 129th AES Convention will offer three Lunchtime Keynote Presentations over the course of three days: November 5, 6 and 7, from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. These addresses will be given by Dave Rat, founder and president of Rat Sound; Adam Levenson Sr., director of Central Audio and Talent at Activision/Blizzard; and guitarist/singer/songwriter Ian Moore.
Convention Co-Chair Valerie Tyler says, “Lunchtime Keynotes provide an opportunity for attendees to take a break from the hectic Exhibition Hall and concentration-intensive Workshops, Master Classes, Platinum and Educational programs, and relax as acknowledged industry leaders provide the benefit of their years of experience in a quiet and informal environment. Last year’s Lunchtime Keynotes benefited from extremely positive word of mouth, and we’re confident that this year’s program will draw appreciative audiences.”
On Friday, November 5, Dave Rat will share his insights on frequently overlooked needs and challenges facing the live sound touring industry. On Saturday, November 6, Adam Levenson Sr. Director will discuss “The Trappings of Hollywood,” regarding videogame publishers' efforts to emulate and outshine blockbuster Hollywood films and prime-time television. Lastly, on Sunday, November 7, Ian Moore will address product development from an artist's perspective.