AES 2021 International Audio Education Conference

Advancing teaching, learning and scholarship in the academic world

Live Streamed Event
JULY 22 - 24, 2021

About the AES 2021 International Audio Education Conference

The Conference includes peer-reviewed paper presentations, workshops and daily plenary events focused on audio education, including curricular resources, teaching strategies and professional development for-and from-industry trainers, faculty and staff who are active instructors at the high-school, undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.

The pace of industrial, technical and social change has only accelerated since MTSU hosted the first AES Education Conference in the summer of 2013. Distance and online learning are no longer niche practices. Machine learning and intelligent automation influence many aspects of media production. The economics and underlying technologies for entertainment and communication continue to evolve rapidly, affecting our students and their career prospects. In this environment, there's a lot for us to discuss and learn from each other.

Keynotes, Papers, Panels and Workshops topics on:


• Leading Educational Keynote

• Workshop Keynote on Day Two

• Discovery Keynote on Day Three

Live workshops on audio technology solutions for educators.

Pandemic Teaching - what did we learn and what will we keep?

Peer reviewed papers on curricular approaches to specialized topics

• remote and online instruction
• archiving and preservation
• signal processing
• acoustics
• subjective assessment of creative projects
• screening and training of job candidates for broadcast and live event production
• and more....

Opportunities and inspiration for collegial discussion, networking and professional development

Many thanks to the support from

Our Audio Education Conference Partners

Gold Sponsor: IMES

Gold Sponsor: Dolby

Gold Sponsor: The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing

Gold Sponsor: Veva Sound

Registration is now open with an Early Bird Discount

The AES 2021 Audio Education Conference will be a fully online and interactive event, July 22 - 24, 2021.
Please choose from one of the registration options below.
Participation instructions will be sent after registration.

Early Bird Discounts until June 1

Early Bird AES Member Pass
AES Members-only rate/ Per year
Opens April 9
Increases to $129 from June 1
Access to the AES 2021 Audio Education Conference
Access to Conference Recordings after the event
Early Bird Non-Member pass
Includes Annual AES Membership/ Per year
Opens April 9
increases to $259 from June 1
Access to the AES 2021 Audio Education Conference
Includes AES Annual Membership with all benefits including access to the E-Library
Access to Conference Recordings after the event

Registration for Authors

Papers may be submitted by a single author or group of authors. For each paper, a single ``presenting author`` is designated on the paper submission website - usually the person who will present the paper at the Conference. The presenting authors for each paper will be required to pay a Presenting Author Fee at the following applicable rate:
• AES Members (Life Member/ Fellow/ Member/Associate categories): $99
• Non AES Members: $224

Press Registration

As representatives of the press, we would like to give you the opportunity to report first-hand on current topics in the audio education sector. For this purpose, you as a journalist or editor have the opportunity to attend our event free of charge.
Press Badges are limited to individuals working for publications and media outlets deemed relevant to the industry by the AES.

If you are interested in participation to the AES 2021 Audio Education Conference we would like to ask you to send an email to with your press credentials and information on the medium for which reporting is planned. Accreditation is granted exclusively for the purpose of journalistic reporting.

The AES reserves the right to further review proof of journalistic activity, even if a press card is presented.
The AES reserves the right to refuse or revoke credentials at any time.

Call for Papers Contributions has now ended

Please email the Paper Chairs for information

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