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Friday 10 March 2017

AES UK Student Conference

Southampton Solent University will be hosting the 2017 Audio Engineering Society (AES) UK Student Conference on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March.

Organised in partnership with the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) at the University of Southampton, ‘UP Your Output’ is an annual event which offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to learn, network, and develop career opportunities.

The event is being hosted and held at Solent University’s new Spark Building. There will be presentations and exhibitions from multiple major companies, along with a wide range of workshops and demos which will show off the University’s facilities.

This year, Southampton Solent University’s School of Media Arts and Technology is sponsoring up to 50 tickets for further education students to attend and promote courses and careers in this field. Entry is free to students who are members of the AES or those studying a relevant course at Solent or University of Southampton; however pre-registration is required.

“In the past, UP Your Output has been restricted to just AES student members, so this is a great opportunity for students to learn about lots of different aspects of audio engineering and different career options – free of charge!” says Professor Chris Barlow, who is helping organise the event.

“We have a number of Solent students helping with the event this year, so this is also fantastic work experience and an opportunity for students to add a UK wide event to their portfolio, as well as building industry contacts.”

The two day conference will feature a variety of guest industry speakers, workshops and live product demonstrations.  Keynote speakers include Rob France, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Dolby Laboratories and Varun Nair from Facebook VR.

Charlie Slee is a keynote speaker and is Chair of AES UK: "Since 2011, UP Your Output has been the foremost conference in the UK for audio engineering students. Having Solent University host the event for the first time does not only show the conference is an important national event in the industry but shows Solent's commitment to supporting the AES and the audio industry as a whole."

Marc Bahl, a second-year music production student studying at Southampton Solent University is on the committee for UP Your Output: "My career depends on building networks with the people involved in the industry. Being involved with UP Your Output allows me to develop great contacts, which will help my career."

Dr Marcos Simon Gálvez from the University of Southampton added: “This is an incredible opportunity for the future of audio engineers, and the spark for a collaboration between Solent University and University of Southampton.”

To register for this year’s UP Your Output, visit Southampton Solent University’s event page:

The full programme for UP Your Output or further information on the AES can be found on the official website: