We've put together an incredible event for you this year, and it's all being presented virtually, anywhere you happen to be! So skip the added expense of flights across the country, hotels, expensive meals, entertainment, and other unnecessary costs by joining us from the comfort of your own home. Come prepared in your favorite slippers, and comfy chair, while we do all the work for you! You will get all of this for far less than you've ever thought possible including 4-days of training and up to 1.8 prepaid CEUs/CEs from NCRA, NVRA, and Texas JBCC!
Absolutely! During your initial registration you'll be asked to choose between the STENO or the VOICE training tracks, but after that you will be free to choose which events you want to take or skip. Just remember that the virtual event works much like an in-person event where attendance tracking is concerned: if you don't attend, you don't get credit for that seminar.
Our live events will all be served and tracked through GoToWebinar, which is widely regarded as the best online training platform for virtual events. Their tracking system is second to none and keeps detailed records of any and all attendance records based on your name and email address, and includes each log-in, log-off, total time in each event, your attentiveness, and much more.
Sure thing! We've scheduled an appropriate number of meal-time, bathroom, and stretching breaks of sufficient times throughout our virtual event, so don't worry about that at all!
The simple answer is yes, recordings will be available for two weeks after the close of the conference for each seminar in our virtual event. With NCRA's permission, we are able to offer our registrants the option of viewing both live and recorded presentations. However, we can only provide Continuing Ed credits for one (1) seminar per time slot. Registrants are free to watch as many recordings as they wish within the two-week interval and there will be a certification document registrants must download and submit for any recording for which they wish credit. Remember: ONLY one Continuing Ed credit per time slot.
We spent a lot of deciding on the best format for this event and ultimately settled on spreading out classes across 4-days in total, with the first two-days occurring in the later hours of the work-week. Even though the event is four-days in-total, Thursday and Friday only have a single seminar happening each evening at 6:45PM Eastern Standard Time. The bulk of the events will occur across Saturday and Sunday.
To attend you simply need to purchase your registration package and have yourself connected to high-speed Internet at the appropriate times. We will send you an agenda with links for each event and instructions, but you'll need to make sure your computer is in working order, with the latest version of Eclipse installed, and at least 2 working web browsers (primary plus a backup) to access the event.
Yes. Before the event you will be sent several documents, including links to forms that will allow you to post questions for each class you plan to take, in advance. Then, during the actual event, you'll also be able to post questions live which will be relayed to your presenter during appropriate times by their co-presenter whose job is just that - answering questions and passing others to your main presenter to answer. We cannot guarantee every question will be answered, but we'll do our very best.
Just as with our in-person events, this is completely your call, however please keep in mind that you won't be able to pause, rewind, or fast-forward the live virtual events. If you do plan on having your equipment setup in an attempt to play along at home we recommend that you do-so using either a second screen OR a second computer system. That way you can view both the live event AND your Eclipse program at the same time without switching between them.
Just as with in-person events there will be a certain amount of time, a grace-period if you will, between and into each of the events for delays and technical difficulties. That said, just with a live in-person event, as an attendee it is your responsibility to show up with the proper equipment, in working order, with enough time to get into the event and settled. GoToWebinar events are VERY easy to attend and historically we've had very little, if any, errors in previous virtual events.