This is simply playing word games. The AES has substituted a Presenting Author Fee for the convention registration fee. Either way, the presenter pays $470.00. In the past, there was no presenting author fee and presenters got a free, all-access badge for the convention. So, presenters now have to pay $470.00, whereas before they paid nothing. 

And, it's a real slap in the face to Life Members and Fellows, who previously got their all-access registration fees waved. Now, if they present, they have to pay $470.00, whereas in the past they paid nothing. 

There is no misinformation, as I see it. 



Gary Galo
Audio Engineer Emeritus
The Crane School of Music
SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676

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Arnold Schoenberg

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Igor Markevitch

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on that system nothing will be audible."
G. Galo

-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jessica Thompson
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [ARSCLIST] AES presenter fee clarification

There has been some misleading information circulating about speaker fees
for the AES convention. Per the convention organizers:

Presenters/panelists who participate in the AES 147th
workshops/tutorials/masterclasses program will receive a complimentary
Four-day All Access Badge and will NOT be required to pay a registration

The Presenting Author Fee is different than and separate from the
registration fee, and is required for all presenting authors with
peer-reviewed papers or engineering briefs.

*Jessica Thompson Audio LLC*