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Dates: June 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2023
Location: United States Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, Culpeper, VA, USA

This Conference will present a remarkable opportunity to bring researchers and practitioners together for three days to discuss critical preservation issues and focus on strategies that will support and encourage collaboration and interoperability between industry and the preservation, restoration and archiving communities.

Some important themes will be addressed:

  • Physical/object based preservation & material science

  • Handling and storage of audio carriers

  • New trends in material research

  • Preservation by digitization

  • Mechanical vs. optical transfer

  • Magnetic media

  • Digitization, and restoration of historical obsolete disc formats

  • Preservation issues for emerging high-end audio formats

  • Preserving legacy professional formats

  • Multi- track tapes and obsolete digital formats

  • Storage and access technology
  • Current state and future development of digital archives

  • Role of archives in preserving commercial audio

  • Meta data

  • Aesthetic considerations in digital restoration of historical audio
  • Public/Private collaboration for preservation and access

  • Considerations for archiving in preserving commercial audio, collaborative performance, virtual reality, and born digital assets

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From the Conference Chair
John Krivit:

From the Workshop Chairs
Konrad Strauss, Toby Seay & Nadja Wallaszkovits:

From the Papers Chairs:
Melissa Widzinski:

AES 2022 Automotive Audio Conference Keynotes:

Mathias Johansson, PhD

Dirac Research AB, Uppsala, Sweden, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer

In 2001, Mathias founded Dirac together with two professors and three PhD students. Mathias has served as the CEO of Dirac for 11 years, but recently decided to move into the CPO role, where he now focuses on Dirac’s product strategies. During his leadership, Dirac grew to become a pioneer and leader in digital sound technology within automotive, home audio, headphones and mobile audio. Hundreds of millions of audio devices are now equipped with Dirac sound optimization. As a pioneer in the field, Mathias has rich experience in everything related to digital sound, in particular sound field control and immersive audio. He holds a PhD in signal processing from Uppsala University.

Andreas Ehret

Dolby, Director Automotive

Andreas Ehret has been active as a technology leader in the audio industry for over two decades. He joined Dolby back in 2007 and since then served the company in various engineering and technology VP leadership roles, managing the teams that created solutions scaling into billions of consumer devices.

Over the past couple of years his focus had been on the market introduction of Dolby’s next generation audio codec AC-4, as well as contributions to bring the Atmos music experience to life. These days Andreas’ focus is on developing and expanding Dolby’s Automotive business – whereas lighting up Dolby Atmos in cars is a key strategic ingredient thereof.

Andreas is a strong believer in concepts such as use-case driven exploration, lean principles, rapid prototyping, collaboration with the industry, maintaining artistic intent, and validating consumer value.

Press Registration

As representatives of the press, we would like to give you the opportunity to report first-hand on current topics in the archiving & restoration. For this purpose, you as a journalist or editor have the opportunity to visit our event free of charge (this offer includes registration only; it does not include hotel, transportation to and from airport or other transportation hubs, meals or other expenses).
Press Badges are limited to individuals working for publications and media outlets deemed relevant to the industry by the AES.

If you are interested in participation to the AES 2023 International Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation & Restoration we would like to ask you to send an email to with your press credentials and information on the medium for which reporting is planned. Accreditation is granted exclusively for the purpose of journalistic reporting.

The AES reserves the right to further review proof of journalistic activity, even if a press card is presented.

The AES reserves the right to refuse or revoke credentials at any time.

AES Audio Archiving, Restoration & Preservation Resources

The Audio Engineering Society is fundamental to the evolving technology and practice of archiving & preserving audio. View our vast AES resources and previous AES Conferences to see the developments that lead to todays experiences.
AES Audio Archiving Resources

As an AES Member, you can view and download AES Audio Archiving, Preservation & Restoration Resources, such as AES Papers from the E-Library, Videos from the AES LIVE: Videos portal, AES Journal Spotlights and more.

View the 2018 Archiving, Preservation & Restoration Conference website here

View the AES 20th International Conference
Archiving, Restoration, and New Methods of Recording here

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