— Event will host international slate of presenters and attendees at the U.S. Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, VA —
The Audio Engineering Society has announced developing details of the next-in-series AES International Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation and Restoration (AAPR), taking place June 1 – 3. Newly-announced Keynote presenter, Leslie Ann Jones of Skywalker Sound, will join a host of other top audio engineers and archiving professionals to present the latest technologies and address challenges in the field, offering strategies and insights to attendees on preserving the world’s rich audio heritage.
The Conference will return to the site of the highly successful 2018 AAPR conference – the U.S. Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, Virginia, one of the world’s premier active archives of audio-visual history – where researchers and practitioners will gather for three days to investigate the latest in archival science and its applications. Workshops, presentations and discussions will address critical preservation issues, including immersive audio assets, and focus on strategies to support and encourage collaboration and interoperability within the preservation, restoration and archiving community, and between that community and those holding intellectual property assets to preserve and monetize.
Registration at Early Bird rates through April 28, with even deeper discounts for AES Members and Student Members, is now open at the AAPR event page, along with a preliminary program and information on the venue and available accommodation.
Leslie Ann Jones’ Keynote speech is titled “Why It Matters: Reflections on Creating, Preserving and Valuing Music.” Reinforcing the mission and goals of the Conference, Jones states “Our recorded history is our future. Whether an indie artist’s first record or the magnificent Star Wars soundtracks, audio assets are assets and all have value.”
To round off the three-day program the Conference will close with a buffet-style open-grill barbecue dinner where attendees can socialize and enjoy live music, outdoor projected silent movies and a couple of glasses of wine in the bucolic farm setting of the Mountain Run Winery, located just five minutes from downtown Culpeper.