Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic
In response to the Covid-19 crisis and subsequent bans on travel and group meetings, Curran-Bauer Analytics has moved all workshops to a live-streaming format at steeply reduced tuition relative to our prior in-person offerings. See below, and the page for the workshop of interest, for complete details
All registrants will be provided with a personalized and secure link to connect via the Zoom video conferencing platform. The live-stream presentation will consist of the audio lecture, a video image of the presenter, and a full-screen presentation of the slides that make up the backbone of our lecture material. Software demonstrations will be conducted through screen sharing.
Lecture materials (lecture notes and computer demonstration notes) will be provided electronically as PDF documents. The lecture notes correspond to the slides presented during lecture and the demonstration notes correspond to the live demonstrations provided at the end of the first four days of the workshop. The PDFs are not time-limited and may be retained indefinitely but should not be distributed to others.
Participants can ask text-based questions using a Zoom function that will be monitored by CBA staff and conveyed to the instructor. If a question cannot be answered during lecture, a text response will be provided at a later time.
Because participants are receiving the stream from Zoom and not broadcasting video images back, the connectivity requirements are minimal. A minimum of 150kbps (kilobytes per second) is required to participate in a video webinar, and this can be wired or wireless. Given typical home internet connections or personal WiFi access, these requirements are quite low. For example, it is recommended that a 3000kbps (or 3mbps, megabytes per second) connection be used to stream a movie on Netflix. A typical WiFi hotspot on a typical cell phone is 20-30mbps, thus any standard internet connection should allow for uninterrupted participation in the webinar. See https://www.speedtest.net/ to evaluate your own connection speed. Note that a typical source of connectivity problems in the home is linking the device to the WiFi broadcast unit, so be certain your device is has uninterrupted lines of site to the wireless modem; see, e.g., https://www.familyhandyman.com/smart-homeowner/9-simple-tips-for-faster-wi-fi/
Live-stream lectures will begin at 9:00 a.m. EST and finish at approximately 3:30-4:00 p.m. EST each day. Following the lectures, computer demonstrations will be provided until 5:00 p.m. EST. There will be 10-15 minute morning and afternoon breaks and a one hour lunch break, the exact times of which are determined during lecture. Local time zones within which the participant is connected must be adjusted to correspond to Eastern Standard Time.
Computer demonstrations will be conducted via separate "break out" Zoom meetings at the end of each day
We are not able to offer consulting services with our training seminars.
The live-stream does not have DVR-like controls and thus cannot be paused or rewound during the session itself. However, full recordings of the live-stream will be temporarily available to all participants for at least two weeks following the completion of the workshop. The recordings cannot be saved by the participant and will not be available after the viewing period.
CBA is not able to provide technical support for end-user issues. As such, participants are fully responsible for connectivity that supports the live-stream of audio and video. Information will be provided about the minimum required bandwidth and methods for testing connectivity. However, in the low probability that a participant is not able to connect, there will be access to the recorded sessions for a temporary period following the completion of the workshop.
By moving our workshops online, we have been able to steeply reduce our tuition relative to prior in-person workshops. See the page for the workshop of interest for details.
Is there a deadline by which I need to register? No. You may register up to the start of the workshop, although tuition must be paid prior to receiving access to the live-streaming platform and course materials.
What if the live-streaming option does not work for me? Each participant is responsible for connectivity on their end and we are responsible for all broadcast issues on our end. If there is a technical issue on our end, you will receive a full refund (or pro-rated if problems are less than the full five days). If there is a technical issue on your end, we are not able to offer a refund but you will still be able to access the recorded lectures.
Can I save the recorded video files of the lecture for later use? No. These will be available for streaming for seven days following the completion of the workshop. It is in violation of federal copyright law to record and retain these files for your own purposes or to distribute these to others.