DDEX Events

DDEX hosts a number of events during the year, including webinars and workshops which provide opportunities to learn more about the standards and their implementation and two members-only Plenary meetings in the Spring and Autumn to create and revise the standards themselves. DDEX also speaks regularly at conferences around the world on issues related to metadata. Obviously, because of the pandemic, most of these events are virtual.

Webinars provide a general introduction to DDEX as well as a comprehensive explanation of various aspects of the different DDEX standards and the approach that should be adopted with regard to certain subjects common to all the standards. Videos of previous DDEX events can be found on our Resources page.

DDEX is offering a series of four webinars during the course of 2022. The webinars are described below and the dates and times they will presented also provided. The webinars are about an hour in length.

You can register for one or more of these webinars here.

Dates for other known events are also listed below.

7th June, 08:00 BST and
23rd June, 16:00 BST

Communicating immersive audio using the Electronic Release Notification Message Suite (ERN), version 4.3

During the second quarter of 2022, DDEX expects to publish ERN 4.3. This webinar will give details about the differences between ERN 4.3 and previous versions and some explanation of the reasons behind the changes. In particular, ERN 4.3 will for the first time enable the communication of data about immersive audio releases, an explanation of which will form a key part of this webinar

13th to 17th June

39th Plenary Meeting (members only) and The BIG Summit

More information to follow.

Hosted by University of Miami, Frost School of Music in Miami, Florida

6th September, 08:00 BST and
22nd September, 16:00 BST

Preparing your data for a DDEX implementation

Over the years, many implementers have indicated to DDEX that when considering the implementation of one of DDEX’s standard, quite a significant amount of work was required in organising or re-organising the relevant data. During this webinar examples of the types of data organisation issues faced by DDEX implementers will be explained with information about how those issues were overcome to enable a successful implementation of one of the DDEX standards.

14th to 18th November

40th Plenary Meeting (members only)

Other events for non-members may be announced later in the year

Location TBD

6th December, 08:00 GMT and
15th December, 16:00 GMT

DDEX implementation pet-hates and how to resolve them

During the course of 2022 the DDEX secretariat will carry out a number of confidential interviews with DDEX members of various types in an effort to identify what pet-hates they have about implementations of the DDEX standards, either as a sender or as a receiver of messages. This webinar will present the results of those interviews and provide ideas about how DDEX might resolve these problems.

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