Content on Demand Education & Training Week: September 19-27
As an alternative to a Virtual Conference, NMEA will be offering a Content on Demand Education & Training week for our event September 19-27. This will consist of pre-recorded manufacturer and NMEA content webinars that have occurred over the past few months. All 2019 NMEA Conference Exhibitors and all other NMEA Manufacturer Members will be invited to submit a webinar. NMEA Members will be provided a web link and login to the NMEA website, where they can access these webinars for a seven-day period at their leisure. At the completion of the webinar, attendees can email questions to the respective manufacturer for a response.
"We don’t want to burden our members with being in front of a computer screen at a specific time of day, so we are offering Content On Demand only to our members” said Mark Reedenauer, NMEA President & Executive Director. Based on the current world situation, we want our members to be out in the field working and making up for lost revenue which occurred in March, April and May. The Content on Demand model allows member companies to assign specific training to their employees as they see fit. We hope to have several dozen webinars for NMEA members to view during this week of September 19-27.
During the months of March through May, many NMEA manufacturer companies offered live webinars to their customer base. NMEA would invite any of these webinars into the NMEA Virtual Education Week. If you have not ran a webinar before, there is still plenty of time to create your webinar, which basically consists of a virtual presentation with voice over.
Here are some details:
• There is no limit to the amount of webinars a NMEA manufacturer member can submit for the content on demand education week.
• The webinar content is completely up to the manufacturer.
• We do recommend that the webinar content be technical in nature as most NMEA members are installers of marine electronics.
• Due to the fact that these are available on demand, all webinars must be pre-recorded.
• Programs such as GoToWebinar, and many other presentation platforms have an auto record setting that can be used.
• As a member benefit, NMEA will allow manufacturer members to utilize the NMEA GoToWebinar portal.
• If you wish to use the NMEA platform, email Cindy Love firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with the NMEA login information.
Manufacturers who wish to submit a pre-recorded webinar to NMEA, please email Cindy Love at email@example.com or call 410 975 9425, The webinars will only be available to NMEA members during the week of September 19-27. NMEA will track all webinar attendees and share this information with each manufacturer.The NMEA Conference website will be password protected so that NMEA members only can take advantage of this "one stop shop” for electronics webinars.
NMEA will need the following information from each manufacturer with their webinar submission(s)
1. Pre recorded webinar links (not password protected such as Zoom, Go To Webinar, YouTube)
2. 1-2 sentence description of the webinar
3. Webinar time duration
4. Company contact email for member questions regarding the webinar(s)
All webinar submissions are due Thursday September 10
Any NMEA member company can be a "daily sponsor” for the Content on Demand webpage at the price of $500 per day. If members are interested in sponsoring, please email Cindy Love at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410 975 9425.
Day Long Virtual Installer Trainings NMEA will also be offering the Basic MEI certification class on Tuesday 9/22, the Basic NMEA 2000 installer on Wednesday 9/23, and Advanced MEI on Thursday 9/24. These are 6-8-hour online instructor led installer certification training sessions which will begin at 8am EDT. The delivery method for the training is GoToWebinar, where students view and listen to the live instructor and presentation, along with being able to ask the instructor live questions. An online, proctored certification exam using a program called ProctorU concludes each day of training. The cost for these day long trainings are $450 for members and $650 for non-members.
Press Release: 2020 NMEA Conference & Expo shifts to a Virtual Event
The NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) has made the decision to hold the previously scheduled 2020 NMEA Conference and Expo as a virtual, online training event, due to health considerations and future uncertainty around travel and large gathering restrictions due to Covid19. This virtual training event will be held September 22 – 24, 2020.
"Safety of our members and getting their businesses back on track is our number one priority as we look into the summer and fall,” said Mark Reedenauer, NMEA’s President and Executive Director. "Many of our members have suffered financial loses during the Pandemic, and we do not want to burden them with a decision of attending a conference in person.” Reedenauer added.
The NMEA’s next traditional national conference is slated for September 20-24, 2021 in Anaheim California and the NMEA fully intends to hold its 2021 Conference and Expo as a live, face-to-face event as it has for the past 25 years.
At the time of this writing, May 21 2020, the following training events are scheduled for September 22-24 2020.
September 22 – Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI)
September 23 – Basic NMEA 2000 Installer Training
September 24 – Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI)
The NMEA is researching options that may enable the traditional product awards and expo into a virtual event during that week.
By mid-July, a full conference lineup, schedule, and offerings will be listed here.
For more information, contact Mark Reedenauer at (410) 975-9425 or email@example.com
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