Beginning change of formate of the annual Bentley conference, arguing that the global crisis could affect its users traveling to the United States in May, the proposal of online seminars was launched in order to reach not only those who would attend the event but those who do not have the ease of spending $ 2,000 that could cost a trip of this nature.
"With more than 150 of best practices and product seminars, the Be Connected online seminar series is the best way for both professionals and business infrastructure leaders to keep up with the latest trends in technology and practice without Loss of time and expense involved in traveling to a conference, "
said Bentley marketing manager, Ed Mueller.
"It's content with a 'professional conference quality', brought to your desk for free '
Thus, from June to November more than 150 seminars have been programmed that can be enjoyed from the comfort of the desk and with a regular connection to the Internet.
At the beginning I did not get much attention, mainly because I was excited about the trip I usually attend, but now that the functionality has been shown I am thinking that if this is successful it could be that Bentley decides to permanently change the periodicity of the conference or at least its duration to concentrate on the Be Inspired that is just a couple of days. This terrified me more.
But see that Bentley has offered to give back the certificates accredited by Bentley Institute to those who take the seminars. Besides, it is possible to leave them available online to be seen as many times as necessary, which gives a more significant value than the 25 minutes of a live conference.
Types of seminars
There are three types:
About good practices
Presented by infrastructure professionals from around the world, these sessions provide a project perspective on best practices for the design, construction and operations of specific types of infrastructure projects, including the series of seminars on each of the following Topics: bridges, cadastre and land development, communications, electricity and gas companies, mining and metals, oil and gas, rail and transit sector, roads, water and wastewater.
About Bentley products
Presented by Bentley's top product executives and designed for both current and future users, these technology-focused sessions showcase the latest features and capabilities of the V8i software portfolio for sustainable infrastructure.
Running the sort by column header and being aware of popup windows is most annoying. Although very stable connections are common in the United States, functionalities can not be exclusively designed for this type of user. Still many prefer 512 and it is enough, also most have managed to solve basic navigation issues with less money and better messages to not lose patience.
We are sorry, some error has occurred!
The error has been logged and will be reviewed by our technical staff. In the meantime try the request again or Write / Call us for further assistance options.
In short, the functionality leaves much to be desired, even after being able to register a cloud of mail arrived in my tray and a couple of days later an unforgivable apology, but once understanding the stubbornness of the webmaster, the wealth of information makes up for.
The search can be done by "all", "live" and even "on demand". Then the list can be sorted by heading, by date, organization or theme.
Here is an example of seminars in the geospatial area:
|Microsoft Corporation||June 24|
|Gkk Town Planning and Architectural C||Sept 9,|
|Dutch Rail Real Estate (NS Poort)||October|
|Port of Long Beach||November|
|KASL Consulting Engineers||November|
|Federal Aviation Administration||November|
Here you can see the Rest of seminars.
Yes, as you have seen, they are all in English (same as lectures). Let's see if our friends from Amsterdam or Mexico lead this type of services for Spanish speakers, now that they have announced Power Civil for Spain and Power Civil for Latinamerica.
Ah ... the Adrenaline: delicious!