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The Bylaws of the Audio Engineering Society.


The history of the Audio Engineering Society.

Our Story

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the USA in 1948, the AES is now an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research.


12,000+ members are affiliated with 90+ AES professional sections and 120+ AES student sections around the world that provide members valuable opportunities for professional networking and skill and career growth.


The AES is a 501c3 non-profit corporation, registered in New York City, New York, USA.

Leslie Gaston-Bird, AES President 2024


Leslie Gaston-Bird


The governing body of the AES is the Board of Directors, with responsibility for the overall function and direction of the Society. Each Director is also a member of the larger Board of Governors, along with regional Vice Presidents and Governors at large. Each of these volunteer Board members are elected by the voting membership of the Society to manage AES business, membership, events, publications and online resources with the assistance of the Society’s volunteer-led topical committees. Daily administrative affairs at the Society’s headquarters are managed by an Executive Director appointed by the corporate officers, and the AES Headquarters staff

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