AES is joining some forces this year. The Winter NAB show, traditionally a modest sized show in New York in the Fall, will be co-located and running concurrent with the New York AES show.
For the past several years, AES has offered free “Exhibits Plus” registration, which includes access to the exhibit floor, Project Studio Expo sessions, Live Sound Expo sessions, and special events. The deadline for complementary Exhibits Plus registration is usually about a month prior to the show, though traditionally they’ve been extending it until the last week before. This year, the first registration announcement I received (today) that had anything specific about Exhibits Plus states that “for the 30 days prior to June 17, Exhibits-Plus registration is complimentary – a $75 value.”
That means that if you want to attend for free, you need to act fast!
If you want to attend all of the technical sessions and workshops (which, I admit, are quite pricey), there are also advance registration discounts for those. The deadline for advance registration is October 4.
Click HERE for advance registration.
As I see it now, Exhibits Plus registration is free until June 17, after that it’s $50, and it goes up to $75 after October 4. So if you think you want to attend, don’t wait. If it isn’t automatically filled in when you fill out the on-line registration form, use Code AES 143NOW.
I’ll update this for stragglers if get word that the free registration is extended.
You may have also heard that AES is partnering with NAMM to provide some technical content and exhibits at the NAMM show in January. I’ll let you know more about that when I figure out who can attend what and how to register. My gut feeling is that they’ll be using a newly completed addition to the Anaheim convention center for presenting an AES-sponsored technical program and exhibits, which will be open to NAMM registrants, with a separate “not NAMM” registration for attenees who aren’t qualified for NAMM show registration.