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Wednesday, October 25 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Evolution of AES - Celebrating the First 75 Years

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Our organization has enjoyed amazing growth over the course of the last 75 years. In the words of one of the Charter Members and the Chair of the AES Historical Committee Donald J Plunkett in 1997, "... when a few engineers interested in radio and sound met in early 1948 in New York, they met to discuss starting an organization that would be concerned with the rapid developments in the field of audio that had resulted from World War II research and engineering."

What started as a gathering of scientists and inventors has become a major force in all aspects of audio, including artists, practitioners, educators, manufacturers, and of course, scientists and inventors.

Let's explore the history of AES over the last 75 years, and also look forward to the future. Where has AES been? How have we changed over the years? Where are we heading? This panel will feature some of our past, present, and future leaders along with some rare footage from the early days of AES.


Bruce Olson

Olson Sound Design, LLC

Bill Foster

Founder Tape One Studios, former AES UK Section Chair, Governor/Regional VP & Interim Executive Director
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Agnieszka Roginska

Professor of Music Technology, Past President
Agnieszka Roginska is a Professor of Music Technology at New York University. She conducts research in the simulation and applications of immersive and 3D audio including the capture, analysis and synthesis of auditory environments, auditory displays and applications in augmented... Read More →
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Lesley Fogle

Lesley Ann Fogle has worked for 25 years in mainly sound-for-picture, from production to compositional design and commercial audio finish. She is a multi-disciplinary artist, vocalist (Mal VU, After-Death Plan), and writer. As a studied vocalist (U of Toledo, Ohio State U), her range... Read More →

Wednesday October 25, 2023 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT