The AES Fall 2020 Convention will examine all disciplines of audio product development — from initial concept to realized production and end-user utilization, as well as design and manufacture — with the Audio Product Education Institute (AEPI) Product Development Symposium starting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14 through Friday, October 16.
Taking place as part of the AES Audio Engineering Month event series. the symposium is sponsored by partners COMSOL, DSP Concepts, JJR Acoustics, Menlo Scientific, and Sequent. Each multi-session day is designed to promote and illuminate the methodologies, practices and technologies involved in developing and bringing audio products to market, spanning the APEI’s six educational pillars: Interactive Voice and DSP; Supply Chain and Sourcing; Modeling and Measurement; Product Management; Automotive Audio; and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The APEI Symposium is free for AES Show All Access registrants.
The Symposium begins with “Product Management: What It Is and Why You Can’t Live Without It,” an overview of product management, its value, and the role of the product manager, presented by JJ Rorie of Sequent Learning Networks. Scott Leslie, Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) Chair, will present a workshop targeted to current and future product managers, engineering managers, development engineers, manufacturing engineers, and supply chain personal titled “Product Management Modeling.” Further sessions on day one cover topics in the field of Modeling and Measurement, along with two sessions dedicated to product development in the Automotive Audio realm.
Day two takes a closer look at Supply Chain Sourcing with the sessions “Exploring and Expanding Options for Audio Sourcing,” presented by Mike Klasco of Menlo Scientific, and “Understanding Your Supply Chain – A Global Perspective” with Dave Lindberg from DB Enterprises. Modeling and Measurement, along with Automotive Audio topics, again take the spotlight for a series of sessions including “Audio Test and Measurement Tips and Tricks – What You Won’t Find in a Book” and “Testing Voice-Controlled & Smartphone Integrated Infotainment Systems.” The afternoon concludes with a lesson in Interactive Voice and DSP technologies in “Everything You Wanted to Know About Wake Words,” presented by Jeff Rogers, Co-Founder of Sensory.
Real-world stories of product successes and failures open up day three in the session “Product Management – Do’s and Don’ts (Separating the Best From the Rest),” presented by Steven Haines of Sequent Learning Networks, followed by two sessions focusing again on Interactive Voice and DSP: “Demystifying Beamformers” and “Intelligent Sensing with Piezoelectric Microphones.” Further sessions to close out the day include “Reinventing Speaker Manufacturing in the U.S.” and a final two sessions focusing on AI and Machine Learning: “Commercializing AI-driven Audio Products” and “Delivering Scalable AI-based Processing for Dolby.io.”
Go here to find out more about the AES Show APEI Symposium schedule of events, presenter bios, and more, as well as the full slate of AES Fall 2020 Audio Engineering Month events, including the Partner and Exhibitor Showcase, Student and Career events and the world-renowned AES Show Technical Program.
Free AES Show 2020 Showcase registration is open to all AES member, or complimentary for others with a VIP promo code from one of the AES Show Partners. All Access Registration is $149 for AES members ($99 for AES student members) and $274 for non-members – the latter including one year of AES membership and benefits.