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Title: 2015 Smaart Training Classes (so far)
Post by: Karen Anderson on January 06, 2015, 11:40:48 am
Happy New Year! We have started to fill out our 2015 Smaart Training Class schedule and have 4 US classes confirmed so far:

January 28-30 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center in Santa Clarita, CA (Los Angeles metro area)
February 3-5 at Cornerstone Fellowship in Livermore, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
February 24-26 at Brown Note Productions in Thornton, CO (Denver metro area)
July 7-9 at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA

All classes will follow the standard 3-day training format with Days 1&2 covering Smaart Operator Fundamentals http://www.rationalacoustics.com/smaart-operator-fundamentals-course-description/ (http://www.rationalacoustics.com/smaart-operator-fundamentals-course-description/) and Day 3 as the optional System Alignment Practicum http://www.rationalacoustics.com/application-practicum-system-alignment/ (http://www.rationalacoustics.com/application-practicum-system-alignment/).

The Los Angeles, San Francisco & Denver classes will be taught by Jamie Anderson and the Virginia class will be taught by Harry Brill Jr.

As always, a full listing of currently scheduled Smaart Training Classes along with registration information can be found at:
http://www.rationalacoustics.com/training/training-class-schedule/

Title: Re: 2015 Smaart Training Classes (so far)
Post by: Scott Holtzman on January 06, 2015, 01:38:39 pm
Happy New Year! We have started to fill out our 2015 Smaart Training Class schedule and have 4 US classes confirmed so far:

January 28-30 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center in Santa Clarita, CA (Los Angeles metro area)
February 3-5 at Cornerstone Fellowship in Livermore, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
February 24-26 at Brown Note Productions in Thornton, CO (Denver metro area)
July 7-9 at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA

All classes will follow the standard 3-day training format with Days 1&2 covering Smaart Operator Fundamentals http://www.rationalacoustics.com/smaart-operator-fundamentals-course-description/ (http://www.rationalacoustics.com/smaart-operator-fundamentals-course-description/) and Day 3 as the optional System Alignment Practicum http://www.rationalacoustics.com/application-practicum-system-alignment/ (http://www.rationalacoustics.com/application-practicum-system-alignment/).

The Los Angeles, San Francisco & Denver classes will be taught by Jamie Anderson and the Virginia class will be taught by Harry Brill Jr.

As always, a full listing of currently scheduled Smaart Training Classes along with registration information can be found at:
http://www.rationalacoustics.com/training/training-class-schedule/

Something in the Great Lakes would be nice.  Cleveland (great town <g>), Detroit or Chicago. 

Buffalo is a garden spot in the winter.
Title: Re: 2015 Smaart Training Classes (so far)
Post by: Spenser Hamilton on January 06, 2015, 02:32:53 pm
Something in the Great Lakes would be nice.  Cleveland (great town <g>), Detroit or Chicago. 

Buffalo is a garden spot in the winter.

I've been bugging for a Smaart Class in Ontario for a while now, at this point I would travel south of the border rather than wait any longer.
Title: Re: 2015 Smaart Training Classes (so far)
Post by: Tim McCulloch on January 07, 2015, 01:28:09 am
I've been bugging for a Smaart Class in Ontario for a while now, at this point I would travel south of the border rather than wait any longer.

Arthur Skudra is the "Great White North" instructor for Smaart.  If you can put together a class of 14 or so paid students, Rational will set up a class subject to instructor availability.

Or come to Denver at the end of February, I'm probably taking the class again and bringing an employee or 2.
Title: Re: 2015 Smaart Training Classes (so far)
Post by: Arthur Skudra on January 11, 2015, 04:49:16 pm
I've been bugging for a Smaart Class in Ontario for a while now, at this point I would travel south of the border rather than wait any longer.
We're working on it Spenser!  Can I suggest you send another email to the folk at SF Marketing, they are the ones that host the seminars, and hire me as the instructor.
Title: Re: 2015 Smaart Training Classes (so far)
Post by: Mark Oakley on January 11, 2015, 05:45:47 pm
I don't own SMAART yet, but it's on my list of gear to buy and learn, and I'm also in Ontario (just outside of Toronto). Please add my name to the list.

-Mark
Title: Re: 2015 Smaart Training Classes (so far)
Post by: Keith Broughton on January 12, 2015, 06:21:56 am
I've been bugging for a Smaart Class in Ontario for a while now, at this point I would travel south of the border rather than wait any longer.
Same here! If there was a class in the northern US, I would travel down.
I will rattle the folks at SF again.
Title: Re: 2015 Smaart Training Classes (so far)
Post by: Mark Long on January 13, 2015, 11:39:37 am
Something in the Great Lakes would be nice.  Cleveland (great town <g>), Detroit or Chicago. 

Buffalo is a garden spot in the winter.
Second that - I'm in Ohio.
Title: Re: 2015 Smaart Training Classes (so far)
Post by: Scott Holtzman on January 13, 2015, 12:33:56 pm
Second that - I'm in Ohio.

Mark, I have business in Hueber Heights and Sidney quite often.  We should have a cup off coffee sometime.

Don't you have some Danley inventory?

Title: Re: 2015 Smaart Training Classes (so far)
Post by: Harry Brill Jr. on February 12, 2015, 11:19:25 am
We have added a class in Charlotte, NC April 6-8.  Email me (do not message me on PSW) if you are interested.  http://tigeraudioinc.com/charlotte2015.html

There is a class every year in Chicago.  If you are missing them, you need to register at Rational Acoustics so you get the emails that only come about every 6 weeks or so, or if there is a big announcement.  The class is in the Fall.  I was asked to do the next one so I'm pretty sure they are working on it.

Arthur Skudra is the instructor for Canada.  Rational has distributors for most other countries.  Rational doesn't put the classes on in Canada, the distributor does.  You can contact Arthur and he can direct you who to ask (believe me you don't have to talk him into it), or you can go to the Rational website and find the Canadian distributer and request a class.  They are also dealers for gear.  If you happen to be one of their clients, you may even ask them about hosting.

In the US at least, it takes a host that provides a venue, gear, and enough potential attendees to make the class viable.  We need about 12 or more to make it worth doing.  Rational has an even higher expense than we do and they take a loss on some classes, but it generally balances out.  I can say fairly, and I know Karen would never tell you this, that Rational is not making any money on classes when you look at the entire year.  They also offer software discounts to attendees to help promote education EVEN WHEN THEY ARE NOT THE HOST.  They really do care about us systweaks, and they know great service is what drives this industry.
Title: Re: 2015 Smaart Training Classes (so far)
Post by: Harry Brill Jr. on February 12, 2015, 11:35:38 am
I don't own SMAART yet, but it's on my list of gear to buy and learn, and I'm also in Ontario (just outside of Toronto). Please add my name to the list.

-Mark

Mark your name isn't being added to any list by posting here. 

Instead go HERE

http://visitor.constantcontact.com/manage/optin/ea?v=001povWiHOjwz9aSmt86S_dag==

Then go HERE

http://www.rationalacoustics.com/contact/worldwide-sales-contacts/

Find your local worldwide distributer and contact them and let them know you want to attend a class, or host a class.

In the USA you can contact Barb at Rational, or myself.
Title: Re: 2015 Smaart Training Classes (so far)
Post by: Spenser Hamilton on February 12, 2015, 12:44:41 pm
SF Marketing handles Smaart in Canada. I encourage everyone to join me in badgering them for a class ;)


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Title: Re: 2015 Smaart Training Classes (so far)
Post by: Scott Carneval on February 12, 2015, 03:32:35 pm
We have added a class in Charlotte, NC April 6-8.  Email me (do not message me on PSW) if you are interested.  http://tigeraudioinc.com/charlotte2015.html


I tried to sign up via the link.  The check-out process sent me to Paypal, but once I'm at the paypal site I keep getting the same error.  Is there another link, or an email address to use to sign up?