EVS/MVS Training Class: Bellingham, WA, September 8th-11th, 2008

C Tech will be holding a 4 day EVS and MVS advanced training class September 8th-11th, 2008 (Monday – Thursday). This class will be held in Bellingham, WA at a Bellingham Technical College training facility.The class will be taught using the latest version of the software. Given the scope of new features in Version 9 and 9.1, we recommend this training for all users, even those who have attended a class within the last few years. We will demonstrate all of the new modules and functionality of this major release.This training class is only held once every 4-6 months, so if you are interested in a class this year, please contact C Tech immediately. Payment is required to secure your spot in the class.The cost is $2,000 per student ($1,600 for Premier Program clients… unless using your included classes). Discounted rates for two or more students from the same organization are available.

Please contact Reed Copsey at 808-447-9751 or at support [at] ctech.com to secure a spot in the class or to get more information.

A synopsis of the class content is below.

The class prerequisites are completion of all EVS and MVS workbooks, and at least 2 weeks (equivalent full time) experience running EVS or MVS. We strongly urge attendees to review the workbooks prior to coming to class. This will allow us to conduct the class at an advanced level.

The class will cover the operation of ALL modules in EVS-Pro and MVS (Mining Visualization System). Special focus will be given to analytically guided site assessment, geostatistics, advanced geologic modeling, automation and advanced animation concepts. This class is highly recommended for anyone who is more than a casual user of EVS or MVS.

Students are encouraged to bring data and applications from current consulting work to review and work on in class. You can expect significant accomplishments on these projects. A portion of the class time will also be devoted to student projects.

The class will be taught using the most current release or a pre-release version of the software. We will demonstrate all new modules that are in development at the time of the class to assure that the material covered will be up-to-date.

We recommend bringing a laptop computer if you plan on working with your own data. Computers will be provided for all classroom exercises. We will provide full licenses of MVS for use during the class. You do not need to bring your company’s EVS or MVS hardware key.

Class will start Monday at 8:30 AM and will be 8-9 hours per day (Mon-Thur) and will end at 4:30 pm on Thursday. Please plan all travel accordingly, allowing for drive time to the airport.

We require advance payment of $2,000 ($1,600 for Premier) for the 4 day class to secure a place in a class.

Travel Information for Bellingham, WA

Getting to Bellingham –

Bellingham is a small coastal town between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC. Travelers to Bellingham have a few different options. Bellingham International Airport (BLI) is served directly by Delta Airlines, Horizon Air, and Allegiant Air. Visitors can also fly to Seattle/Tacoma (SEA) on all major airlines and drive north to Bellingham (a roughly 1.5 hour scenic drive). Canadian travelers may find it easier to drive south from Vancouver (YVR) Airport.

Once in Bellingham, a rental car is highly recommended. The class will be held at the Bellingham Technical College (located at 3028 Lindbergh Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225). There are no hotel facilities within walking distance to the training center.

There are many hotel options in Bellingham. Being a small town, it is a short drive to the class location from any hotel in the city. C Tech has compiled this list of recommendations, listed roughly from most expensive to least expensive:

Hotel Bellwether [http://www.hotelbellwether.com] – Considered the nicest hotel in Bellingham, and also the closest to the class. This waterfront hotel features a very nice location on the Marina, with beautiful sunset views.

The Crysalis Inn and Spa [http://www.thechrysalisinn.com] – A newer beautiful waterfront hotel – All rooms have a water view, and the location is superb. The hotel is a short walk to the Fairhaven District, which has many nice restaurants, and lies right next to a fantastic waterfront park.

Fairhaven Village Inn [http://www.fairhavenvillageinn.com] – This is a smaller hotel with great character in middle of the Historic Fairhaven District of Bellingham. It is very charming, with many restaurants and activities close by.

Lakeway Inn [http://www.bellingham-hotel.com] – This hotel is close to the class, and has a good, central location. It is a nice business oriented hotel.

Hampton Inn Bellingham Airport [http://www.hamptoninn.com] – A nice business class hotel, located near the Bellingham Airport. This is a short drive to the class, and only a few minute drive into downtown Bellingham.