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To all visitors, exhibitors and participants – Thank you!

The 29th Tonmeistertagung in Cologne was a huge success

A powerful congress program, an exciting exhibition and enormous interest from the many visitors – this is the recent Tonmeistertagung in a nutshell. The VDT used the congress as an opportunity to open up further to new audiences. For the first time ever, event technicians focussing on audio were explicitly invited along with media designers. "The industry is changing and broadening, and as a professional association VDT is following this trend," Carlos Albrecht, President of the VDT, commented on the development.

The program ended on Sunday with a compelling lecture on cinematic audio lead by Martin Steyer, which aligned with 3D audio, one of the congress‘s main topics. During Saturday night, the technicians crew converted the 3D sound reinforcement system in lecture hall R3 into a standard-compliant Dolby Atmos cinema sound system.

The program provided many more topics. You can see just how many – it had something for every visitor, from trainees to experienced professionals – in the congress program (»here) and on our brand new Vimeo channel TMT-2016. During prime time, new vlogs were added virtually every half hour, which were produced by a dedicated editorial and production team of media designer trainees directed by the ARD.ZDF Medienakademie.

Young talent and industry greats alike were spoilt for choice over the four days at the Tonmeistertagung. An extraordinary congress program played in parallel in five lecture halls, covering many technical and artistics aspects. VDT was able to secure speakers of international renown, both in classical music and in pop, rock and jazz.

Having grown once more, the exhibition showcased the latest audio equipment. You can find a list of exhibitors and contact details »here.

Carlos Albrecht and the entire team at VDT is delighted about the successful congress. "Thanks so much to everyone who contributed to this event!





Exciting program, fully booked exhibition: 
The 29th Tonmeistertagung in Cologne

An extraordinary congress program and an exhibition which is fully booked – from 17 to 20 November 2016, VDT invites you to experience the Tonmeistertagung in Cologne. "We will be presenting more than 130 exhibitors and 200 brands on an area of 2400 square meters – yet another increase over the previous Tonmeistertagung," says Gisela Jungen, who is responsible at VDT for planning the exhibition and organizing the Tonmeistertagung. You can find the exhibitor lists »here to plan your tour of the exhibition.

Again, the congress program features a large number of contributions ranging from technical to artistic aspects. VDT was able to secure speakers of international renown, both in classical music and in pop, rock and jazz. The congress program is worth a look - get it »here. You can obtain the timetable for the Tonmeistertagung program »here.

»Register today!





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Nur: Diese Gelder werden von Tonmeistern gar nicht abgerufen! Lesen Sie » hier, wie Sie von den Ausschüttungen profitieren können.



Call for Contributions für die 29. Tonmeistertagung:

Portal zur Anmeldung von Beiträgen, Workshops, Produktbeiträgen und anderen Programmelementen für die Tonmeistertagung ist geöffnet.

Beteiligen Sie sich aktiv an der Programmgestaltung der Tonmeistertagung und geben Sie Ihr Thema über unseren „Call for Contributions“ ein. Interessenten können ihre Beitragsvorschläge bis zum 18. Juli 2014 anmelden. Bitte geben Sie hier Ihre Beitragsvorschläge ein: » zum Call for Contributions




Call for Contributions for 29th Tonmeistertagung:

Portal to register contributions, workshops, product contributions and other program elements for the Tonmeistertagung is opened

When the 29th Tonmeistertagung opens from November 17th to 20th, 2016, visitors can once again expect an exciting and extensive convention program. This year, several main topics are already established, like Virtual Reality, Musical & Live Sound, Speech Intelligibility on TV, Current Trends in Sound Reinforcement – and many more will arise from current industry trends in the coming months.
In order to make the program as topical and comprehensive as possible, we need your help: Actively participate in creating the program and send us your topic through our Call for Contributions!
You can submit proposed contributions until 18 July 2016. There are a number of formats to choose from. As yet unpublished and company-neutral talks and poster presentations discuss current industry developments and hands-on topics. Workshops offer the opportunity to showcase hands-on audio-visual work.
Here you can enter our portal for registering your contributions: » Call for Contributions















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