Entertainer Harry Shearer will host the 20th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards, scheduled for Oct. 30 at the San Francisco Marriott.

Entertainer Harry Shearer will host the 20th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards, scheduled for Oct. 30 at the San Francisco Marriott. The charitable event, held during the Audio Engineering Society Convention, recognizes the creative achievements of audio professionals and technological innovations in audio and video recording, postproduction and broadcast.

In addition to the presentation of 23 awards for outstanding products and projects, the 20th Annual TEC Awards will include the induction of filmmaker George Lucas and engineer/producer Elliot Scheiner into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame. Also, production/songwriting team Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis will receive the Les Paul Award, which is sponsored by Gibson Guitar Corp.

Proceeds from the awards ceremony are donated to organizations working for the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss, including House Ear Institute of Los Angeles and Hearing Education Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.) of San Francisco, as well as scholarship programs for students of the audio arts and sciences.

The TEC Awards is presented by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with headquarters in Walnut Creek, Calif.