Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts, will participate in the 133rd AES Convention in WAM’s hometown of San Francisco, October 26 – 29, 2012. Recently selected as a “Best of the Bay 2012” winner by The San Francisco Bay Guardian, WAM will lead panel discussions, provide demonstrations of their online curriculum, SoundChannel, in Booth 739 and host their semi-annual AES after-party on October 27th at 6:00 PM.
“Women’s Audio Mission always looks forward to being a part of AES in our hometown of San Francisco,” says WAM founder Terri Winston. “It gives WAM a chance to host a party where we can show appreciation for our wonderful sponsors and allow our membership to network with an amazing pool of industry professionals.”
WAM: AES PANELS
Terri Winston will moderate “The Women of Professional Concert Sound,” a panel hosted by WAM to showcase female front of house (FOH) engineers for artists like Pink, Ke$ha, Herbie Hancock, Gwen Stefani, Pearl Jam, and televised events like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Super Bowl, and more. The panel will take place on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 11:00am and will focus on each engineer's rise to the top of their field. Panelists will share tips and best practices that they've learned during a career of constant touring and include such prominent FOH engineers as Claudia Engelhart, Deanne Franklin, Jeri Palumbo and Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato.
Winston will also speak on the audio education forum, “What Kinds of Studios are Built for Education?" on Sunday, October 28th at 1:30 PM, where she will focus on how curriculums and pedagogy affect studio/facility design while also addressing how women can be better represented in audio education. WAM is also collaborating with SPARS on a series of speed mentoring sessions featuring a group of excellent female engineers from a variety of audio disciplines at AES on Saturday, October 27th at 3:30 PM. Find more information about the SPARS event here.
WAM: SOUND CHANNEL
After launching SoundChannel at the 2011 AES Convention in New York City, over 6,500 students from over 125 countries have used SoundChannel’s unique online training modules. Created by award-winning industry experts, SoundChannel is the first collection of gender-balanced, college-tested online training materials in pro audio, providing world-class training to those without the financial or geographic means to access traditional audio education programs.
SoundChannel’s interactive and self-paced training materials are available entirely online for a small monthly subscription. Women’s Audio Mission will showcase the latest modules and additions to SoundChannel’s e-library at the 133rd AES Convention, Booth 739.
WAM: AES After-Party
On October 27th, from 6:00-8:30 pm, Women’s Audio Mission will host their semi-annual WAM AES After-Party at 111 Minna Gallery, just blocks from the Convention Center. Following a tremendously successful 2010 event, with over 500 attendees and coverage from ABC 7 News, WAM is looking forward to a stellar event, with special thanks to the following industry sponsors for their generous support: Ableton, AEA, A-Designs, British Audio Engineering (BAE), Direct Sound Extreme Isolation Headphones, Professional Sound Services, Propellerhead Software, Shure, Sweetwater, iZotope, and Universal Audio. This always-popular event will fill up quickly – arrive early and stay for music from all-girl, all-teen pop-punk band The SHE’S (who released an album with Women’s Audio Mission in 2011) and all-girl punk/folk duo The Bayonettes. Visit Booth 739 to get your free party pass. For more details, click here.