AES Workshops and Tutorials are meant to be a place where knowledge is shared and discussion takes
place. They are not intended to be a marketing platform for commercial products and services. To avoid the
perception that your workshop/tutorial is an infomercial, we recommend the following guidelines:
Regarding your product/service
Regarding the panel composition
- Refrain from using commercial product or service names in the title or abstract of the talk
- It is ok to show products being used and demonstrated, but better if these products are referred to
generically, or as one of a number of options. For example, rather than say “import this to (name
brand DAW),” say “import this into the digital audio workstation/DAW” or “import this into your
- If your product or service really is unique and doing something new, then consider making the
presentation about the technology behind the product.
- Follow Diversity & Inclusion guidelines for diverse panels (see below)
- Only one person from a particular company should be on a given panel.
The AES welcomes commercial presentations! These are of use and benefit to our membership, but must be
clearly identified as partner/sponsor or commercial presentations. Please contact AES Sales & Marketing at
for information about commercial presentations.