Since 1996, Project Bar-B-Q has formed a strong and supportive community of brilliant and talented technical audio professionals who are passionate about exploring and pushing the boundaries of sound and music creation, capture, delivery, and use.

Providing a unique think-tank atmosphere, Project Bar-B-Q is an annual conference that brings together a group of experts in the field of audio technology, solidifies their opinions, and puts to good use the combined skills of those people for the benefit of the manufacturers, developers, and consumers of audio technology products.

Because of the dynamic nature of this industry, workgroup topics are chosen by a unique brainstorming session on the conference’s first day. This gives all present a chance to steer the direction of the powerful BBQ Group, and to simultaneously benefit from immediate feedback and input from the other remarkable attendees. Each group tackles a problem that has been identified as one of the industry’s most important, spending two days of facilitated brainstorming to formulate its best shot at a solution. The result of this work is the annual BBQ report.

Your conference fee will cover everything from your arrival at the San Antonio airport to your return there: shuttle, meals, lodging, workgroup and meeting facilities, drinks, toys, notepads, snacks, bandanas and surprises: everything needed to create the perfect atmosphere for a productive and invigorating experience.

Come to Project Bar-B-Q well-rested. You will spend all day formally discussing and directing the future of audio on mobile devices, the web, consoles, computers, and any other technology platform. Your days will be filled with speaker sessions, roundtables, and breakout groups. Discussions will continue, informally, around dinner and well into the night. There will also be plenty of gear for evening electric, electronic, and acoustic jam sessions.

Please register as early as possible! For productivity’s sake, we limit the conference to a maximum of 50 attendees. If you know of someone who should be at this event, please pass this information on to them.

We are looking forward to seeing you at this year’s event!


Benefit from extended discussions on what’s been, what is and what will be.

Competitive Edge
Explore new and emerging technologies and methodologies.

Information Access
Examine the issues; find the answers you need.

Go one-on-one with the best brains in the business, and keep in touch through exclusive email reflectors and a LinkedIn alumni group.

Who Should Attend?
CEOs, Presidents        Upper-Level Management       Industry Analysts       Hardware Manufacturers       Software Developers       Marketing Executives       Programmers       Engineers       Composers/Sound Designers       Academia Members


Linda Law
Teresa Avallone



David Battino
Principal, Batmosphere Media

Aaron Higgins
Bitboss, 1010music LLC

Scott McNeese
Director of Voice and Smart Solutions, Surfaceink

David Roach
Director of Audio Systems, Magic Leap

Tom White
Principal Consultant, Tom White & Associates



Karen Collins
Professor, University of Waterloo

Chris Grigg,
Senior Designer, Chris Grigg Designs

Jennifer Hruska
Founder/CEO, Qubiq Audio

Alex Westner
President, Spark23