About the AES

We are the UK Section of the Audio Engineering Society, an international organisation dedicated to audio engineering. For more than sixty years, the Society has provided the industry with a framework and forum for the advancement of the science and art of audio.


The AES is principally a learned society, publishing research, encouraging co-operation on best practice throughout the industry, and disseminating technical information through:

AES standards committees, technical committees, and working groups provide internatinal opportunities for the discussion and resolution of technical issues. These include the standardisation of testing methods, interconnection standards, preservation of historic recordings, and protocols for sound system control.

The UK Section

Run voluntarily by the committee, the UK has the largest AES section outside the US, with over nine hundred members. Activities run specifically by the Section include:

  • Free regular lecture meetings throughout the country (non-members are welcome);
  • A monthly UK Section newsletter;
  • Technical tours of museums, companies, and installations;
  • An annual UK conference.

There is more information about the UK Section committee and our volunteers on their own pages.