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Project Bar-B-Q
A Conference Hosted by The Fat Man
Developed by Avallone Media Group

 

The Thirteenth Annual Interactive Audio Conference
OFFICIAL REPORT

BBQ's 2008
ADVISORY BOARD

The BBQ Topic for 2008:
INFLUENCING MUSIC HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
OVER THE NEXT 5 YEARS

This October 16th-19th, fifty of the brightest minds in the interactive audio community once again traded the comforts and chaos of the corporate world to converge on a secluded 940-acre ranch in Texas to discuss, argue, debate, brainstorm and possibly alter the course of history for audio on computers over the next five years.

The Thirteenth Annual Texas Interactive Audio Conference and BBQ offers a unique and highly effective way to confront the toughest issues facing our industry today, and to influence their outcome as well. It is one of the most prestigious, influential and beneficial networking events of the year. This unusual conference gathers together the movers and shakers of the audio industry for a long weekend of concentrated, uninterrupted discussions, debates, and roundtables, as well as inspirational and practical speaker sessions with industry leaders.

Unlike conventional meetings, BBQ shuns neckties, company logos and fluorescent lights as detrimental to group thinking processes. BBQ uses natural catalysts to deepen and broaden thought; attendees do their work under wide Texas skies. They sleep in cabins overlooking beautiful Lake Buchanan, and are fed with a Lone Star State flair and gracious hospitality. The group brain is given lots of equipment for making music and a comfortable structure for brainstorming and networking.

BBQ has given the competitive edge to its attendees, who have formed long-standing alliances and organizations.

This year's Project Bar-B-Q continued in the traditions of BBQ's past, with deep consideration of how we might positively affect how audio is produced, perceived and distributed.

EXECUTIVE CHAIRS:
George Sanger;

The Fat Man

Linda Law;
Vice President
The Fat Man

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
Teresa Avallone;
CEO
Avallone Media Group

 

TECHNICAL
ADVISORS

David Battino;
Principal
Batmosphere Media

Chris Grigg;
President
Control-G

Tom White; 
President
MIDI Manufacturer's Assoc.

Project Bar-B-Q
Phone: (512) 689-5486
Fax: (512) 454-8999
E-mail:

Web: www.projectbarbq.com
 
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1. Introduction  2. Speakers  3. Executive Summary  
4. Wrap It Up -- Creating a New Middleware Marketplace for Digital Entertainment Platforms
5. The EduMusiTainersT
6. So you want to work in game audio?
7. Smart Ambient Sound Sensor
8. New Creators and New Creative Tools – Understanding the New Ways to Make Music
9. Working as a Creative Professional in a Corporate Environment
10. "PRAGMA" Rebooted (pet rocks and game music alliance) A Project Bar-B-Q 2008 rogue group updating a Project Bar-B-Q 2004 rogue group
11. Schedule & Sponsors