Up your Output! 2017


Once again, the AES UK section is hosting the student conference UP Your Output!  This annual event, which has run since 2011, gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to learn, network, and develop both friendships and career opportunities.

This year’s conference is being hosted by Southampton Solent University, organised in partnership with ISVR, University of Southampton, and is held on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March 2017.

The full Up Your Output! website can be found at www.upyouroutput.com


The conference is exclusively available to student members of the Audio Engineering Society, currently registered on a programme of study, or recent graduates who have graduated in the past 2 years.   It is particularly aimed at undergraduate students, though postgraduate students are very welcome to attend.    

Places are limited and so Registration is required.    

Registration for the event will open on Friday 20th January 2017 via the Up your Output! Eventbrite page.

Registration is free for eligible students, and Tickets are issued on the basis of ‘First come, first served’.     You will need your AES membership number to register. 

If you are not already a student member of AES, the student membership rate of $50 USD gets you access not only to this conference, but to a host of other career opportunities, member benefits – even free plugins!

You can register as a member of the AES at: http://www.aes.org/membership/

FE students

In order to promote careers in Audio Engineering, there are a limited number of free places available to students on Further Education courses (e.g. BTEC, A level or IBac).  FE students do not need to be a member of AES to attend the event.

Careers in audio engineering include both technical/engineering careers (e.g. careers in acoustics, audio systems design, audio electronics, audio computing, signal processing), & creative audio careers (e.g. recording engineer, mastering engineer, live sound engineer, producer).    This is a great opportunity to meet employers to discuss career opportunities, meet students on courses in these areas, and learn about the topic from our technical talks and demos.


We have an exciting programme of leading industry keynote speakers, workshops and technical demos from our sponsors.    More information can be found on the conference website:


Social event:

  • In order to promote networking, we are hosting a drinks reception in the ‘Spark’ building at the end of the first day.   As an added benefit we are hoping to demonstrate a 3d spatial array with live 3D mixing of electronic music!

Student Poster Competition:

This year, for the first time, there is the opportunity for students to showcase their own project work in the student poster competition.   This competition requires entrants to summarise their technical, research or production based project in the form of an A1 size poster.    Projects must be individual, rather than group based projects.   More information can be found on the UP! 2017 call for posters page HERE.

Pre-conference events:

Friday 17th March – Technical Visit to Naim Audio, Salisbury.   Naim Audio design & manufacture some of the finest high-end audio systems available in the world.   This technical visit will give you an overview of the process of developing high end audio, and take you on a tour of their manufacturing facility.   There are a limited number of places, and these are offered on a first come, first served basis.    Coach travel will be provided from Southampton Solent University, leaving 12 noon on Friday 17th March, and returning around 5pm.  

As places are very limited, it is important that you register for this event, and let us know if you are not able to attend so that places can be allocated to a waiting list.

Friday 17th March – Demo of Dolby Atmos (6pm) & Film Screening (7pm).   Southampton Solent University.    Southampton Solent University have one of the only private Dolby Atmos (3D audio) cinemas in the UK, and are one of only a handful of universities in the world to have an Atmos cinema system including mixing capability.   The student film society run the cinema as a commercial operation, which means that they are able to show current release films.   Student delegates to the conference will be given a demo and overview of the Dolby Atmos system, and are able to attend whichever film is showing on that evening for free (film yet to be confirmed).


‘Up Your Output!’ wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the generous support of the event’s sponsors, who have provided financial support, equipment, technical demos and prizes.



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