What is the AES, anyway?
The Audio Engineering Society, now in its fifth decade, is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Its membership of leading engineers, scientists and other authorities has increased dramatically throughout the world, greatly boosting the society's stature and that of its members in a truly symbiotic relationship.
Thanks to all those who trusted me!!!
I received on July 25 the news that I was elected for the next two-year period. I hope to be at the necessary height to be able to fulfill my duties giving total satisfaction to all AES members living in Southern Europe and to the AES board.
Being aware that Southern Europe is an amalgam of national identities, each one with its modus vivendi, language, way of doing things, I will certainly have a lot to learn to be able to archive a reasonable-quality work.
I rely on the help of both Section staff and Section members so that AES objectives are met and that Section work is profitable for the AES, and that AES may be helpful to the Sections as well. The word is mutually-profitable interaction.
Why did I accepted to be a candidate to AES Vice-President Southern Europe?
I still don't know for sure. I was asked to do so, and considering that I was a founding member of the former Iberian Section (Portugal ad Spain) and of the Portuguese Section I felt maybe it was the time for me to serve again, applying what I had learned on previous venues. Now is the time to consider consolidating the work done before.
What are my goals then?
What have I done in the past for audio?
- To continue the work of my illustrious predecessor Mr. Ivan Stamac
- To ease communication between the sections and the headquarters, which is not sometimes straightforward, and this sometimes happens because of language barriers. I do fluently speak Portuguese, French, English, reasonable Spanish and am capable of speaking some limited Italian. And I like to express myself in foreign languages, which may help. Unfortunately I can't speak more than a few words of Greek and other Balkanic languages are unknown to me.
- To ensure as much as possible that AES Section activities are directed so as to ensure enrollment of new members, favoring of technical activities, enabling as much as possible public exposure, and if possible avoiding deviations in the form of purely commercial activities carried out within the public acts of the Sections and advertised as technical venues.
- To ensure intercommunication between Sections, so that each Section may profit from technical activities carried out in other Sections, namely geographically neighboring ones
- To enforce the respect for and the application of the AES bylaws
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