133rd AES Convention
The 133rd AES Convention at the Moscone Center in San Francisco was distinguished by a remarkably diverse program. Despite an epic storm (Sandy) that disrupted countless travel plans, thousands of conventioneers experienced an exhibition hall filled with new and exciting products and, a four-day program of scientific presentations and training events.
“In the months leading up to the show we had strong pre-registration numbers and were on target for at least 14,000 people,” reports AES executive director Bob Moses. “The Exhibition Hall was packed on Saturday, but Hurricane Sandy took a lot of wind out of our sails. People fled for the airport on Sunday and Monday as flights were canceled around the country. In the end, some 11,000 attendees turned out, reflecting strong pre-registration, but disappointing onsite sales. On the bright side, we were very happy with attendance in the inaugural Project Studio Expo: 1,680 people, nearly double what we anticipated.”