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SAE Convention
coming 2025

The SAE Convention is a networking event for creative-media development and technology enthusiasts. Socialising and connecting: the keys to the media industry.
In 2025, 1,000 creative media makers from the fields of audio technology, music business, film, games, web development, VR, animation, content marketing and digitalization will meet somewhere in Germany for exchange and further education.
1000+ participants from more than 20 Countries
20 talks from every discipline SAE is teaching
10 areas with exhibitors, barcamps, gaming and networking

Bringing together like minds and sharing the know-how to succeed in the creative-media and entertainment industries, the SAE Convention offers a myriad of opportunities for research, education and business development – the perfect forum for networking and exchanging ideas.

SAE Institute – the world’s largest network of creative-media colleges with 54 campuses in 27 countries – is at the very heart of global creative-media innovation and education.
The SAE Convention is the meeting place to develop business ideas, find co-founders, employees and partners, get inspired and celebrate together in the media industry, the SAE Convention serves as a platform for knowledge exchange, inspiration and networking.

The event features a networking, a series of industry seminars and master classes and a VIP party with a live band and DJs. In keeping with SAE Institute’s educational mission, the trade show brings together networkers, recruiters, exhibitors representing the top brands of the music / pro audio, film, gaming and web industries showcasing their latest products and services.

Visitors can attend high quality seminars presented by international industry professionals revealing tips and tricks of the entertainment trade.

Talk Stages & MainStage

The Talk Stages merge smoothly with the Plaza, offering intensive opportunities to attend specialist presentations, deepen expertise and engage in dialog.
In addition to the range of seminars, the new MainStage offers the perfect setting for broader topics, panels, presentations of news and inspiration.
After the presentations, discourse can continue at the discussion islands. The islands are the meeting place for networking discussions.

The Plaza

Instead of a traditional trade fair with exhibition booths, the innovative concept of a plaza has been introduced, which is all about professional dialog. Structured into platforms, comfortable discussion islands invite visitors to exchange ideas with manufacturers and developers.
Additional demo, gaming and VR platforms allow visitors to directly experience the current topics in media production with a great fun factor.

● Software and hardware trend show
● Direct contact between industry & users
● Networking among media professionals

Awards Gala & Party

The annual competition honors the best media productions from all SAE departments. Not only are top professional achievements by SAE alumni honored, but outstanding semester and final projects by particularly talented students are also promoted in additional categories.

Winning not only brings prestige, but also provides particularly valuable additional recognition and attention from the global creative and media industries for career development.
The SAE Awards Gala will take place on October 23, 2024.

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