Earlier this month EAW launched “Brains, Boxes & Beyond” (B3), a series of technology seminars appearing throughout North America to provide in-depth education to audio professionals.
The seminar series, which kicked off with a packed session in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will be presented in larger metropolitan areas around the US at regular intervals in the coming months. The curriculum for the one-day intensive seminars has developed by EAW technical training manager Bernie Broderick and EAW Commercial product manager Dave Raneses, who collectively offer more than 40 years of audio training and product development experience.
“The focus of B3 is teaching crucial and universally valuable audio concepts as opposed to simple product demonstrations,” Broderick explains. “With these seminars, we’re committed to providing truly useful solutions to audio professionals who face an ever-changing work environment as audio systems become more capable, and as a result, more complex.”
“We also understand just how busy everyone is these days, and that’s why we’ve made the commitment to take this educational effort on the road,” adds Raneses. “Access to knowledge shouldn’t come at a huge price tag or time expense for professionals who are already working extremely hard to serve their customers.”
Each seminar session runs for a full day and offers diverse audio coursework in a live lab setting, with six educational sessions presented. Two subjects covered in-depth include point-source theory and line-array theory, as well as various mechanical, acoustic, and operational topics. Rather than being confined to a classroom, attendees utilize full-scale EAW systems to evaluate and further refine the points being presented. Open dialogue is encouraged and there is plenty of opportunity for discussions and Q & A with instructors and fellow attendees alike.
“As an industry leader, we believe it’s essential to provide working professionals with truly useful education that applies directly to their work on the front lines of sound reinforcement,” notes Jeffrey Cox, EAW brand group vice president. “Anyone who takes the time to attend a B3 seminar will come away with valuable knowledge and insight, regardless if they choose to utilize EAW products or not. That’s our mission.”