AES Committees

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee consists of the Treasurer, the President, the President-Elect, with the Executive Director and Secretary participating as guests. This Committee is responsible for general financial oversight, selection of an audit firm, and reviewing the 990 filing before publication.

Awards Committee

The committee compiles a list of candidates for the various awards presented by the AES. This list of submissions comes from its committee members and/or directly from AES Members responding to the Call for Awards Submission, published in the Journal and on the AES website each year.


The committee then reviews the accomplishments and achievements of these candidates in light of the outline of qualifications noted in the Bylaws (for Fellows and Honorary Members) and/or per the outline on the Awards online nomination web pages and Awards Committee Procedures.


Finally, they make a roster of recommendations to the Board of Governors as to which awards should be granted and when. They also include in this list all routinely nominated BoG Awards for Convention and Conference Chairs.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

The AES Diversity and Inclusion Committee strives to ensure diversity in the AES worldwide and the audio industry as a whole by improving accessibility, welcoming diverse genres, embracing emergent audio fields and research, and radiating inclusiveness to all races, gender and gender identities, physical abilities, ages, and nationalities.

Education Committee

The Education Committee of the AES serves all AES members involved in education –educators and educational institutions as well as the youngest generation of the AES Membership, AES Student Members. It addresses recent challenges of audio education not only in context of school and institutions but also as self-development and education of individuals in their future careers.

Events Coordination Committee

This Committee reviews all AES events practices and policies, makes recommendations concerning events policies to the Board of Directors, receives and reviews events proposals, and defines policies that will benefit, strengthen, and improve the financial viability, scientific and creative quality, and overall success of events.

Historical Committee

The Historical Committee strives to unite persons interested in the history of audio engineering and its allied fields; educate the younger members of the audio industry in the evolution of the technology and techniques that they may take for granted; collect, write, publish, and otherwise disseminate accurate historical information about the field of audio engineering; and record and publish oral histories of individuals significant in the field of audio engineering.

Laws and Resolutions Committee

Ascertains the need to modify the AES Bylaws, Section Bylaws, the AES Organization Guide or other policy documents to reflect policy changes, but the BoD may revise this Organization Guide at any time without approval from the Laws & Resolutions Committee. All revisions to the AES Bylaws must be approved by the BoG and submitted to the membership for ratification in the next AES election as specified by Bylaws Article IX, Section 1.
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Membership Committee

The committee develops methods and assists in implementing them, not only to grow the number of members, but also to encourage members to continue their membership. Soliciting audio engineers and practitioners to become and stay AES Members will only be successful if AES membership is perceived to be a good value. Therefore, the committee also needs to find effective means to gauge the needs of the members and report on them.

Nominations Committee

The Committee compiles a list of eligible, capable, and willing candidates for the vacancies to be filled by the Annual Election.

Publications Policy Committee

This Committee investigates, studies, and brings recommendations to the BoG for all AES publications—the Journal, special publications, web publications—both on format and content.

Regions and Sections Committee

The Regions & Sections Committee promotes and encourages actions that increase service to members at the local (section) level of the worldwide regions of the AES, with the aim to attract new members and retain existing ones. Soliciting audio engineers and practitioners to become and stay AES Members will only be successful if AES Membership is being perceived to be a good value.

Standards Committee (AESSC)

The Standards Committee is the focal point within the AES for all standardization matters. The committee maintains its own web pages: Standards Committee Web Pages


Technical Council

The Technical Council is the supervisory and coordinating body of the Technical Committees, which the Council establishes and discontinues as appropriate.

Tellers Committee

Tellers Committee

The Tellers Committee supervises the election process from the time the approval of the Nominations Committee report by the BoG is published to the time the Chair of the Tellers Committee reports the results to the membership and the BoG.

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