There are less than two weeks to go until the Audio Engineering Society's next international convention — its 146th so far. The event takes place March 20-23 at the Dublin Convention Centre in Ireland, offering attendees the usual mix of equipment-orientated product showcases and demonstrations, technical paper presentations, and seminars, tutorials and workshops on topics ranging from studio recording and production to live and broadcast sound, audio for games and spatial sound. The full programme can be seen here.
The cost of attending the convention varies: AES members get discounted rates, and it's possible to pay for entry only to the product showcases/exhibition and omit the seminars, presentations and workshops, or buy an All Access badge that allows entrance to everything. Single- and two-day exhibition passes are also available. Prices range from 40 Euros for entrance to the product showcase only, right up to 595 Euros for an all-day, all-access, non-member's pass (a detailed list of pricing options is available from this page).
However, the AES are generously offering free product showcase passes to SOS readers who plan to attend just the exhibition part of the convention. When registering for your product showcase pass, simply enter the code AESDublin19SOS to obtain the pass for free. This offer also generously allows access to the convention's opening ceremony, the presentations by renowned engineers and producers at the convention's Recording Theatre and a day's worth of events in the Production Theatre (including presentations on audio networking, sound for picture and audio for broadcast and post-production).