Discover the best presentations DEMA has to offer.

20 Seminars and 3 Courses this year at DEMA

Where: Room S320A.
Come by our Booth during the show: #726

Wednesday 11/4/15

sean harrisonWhat: I think the diving industry is shrinking, how do I thrive?
When: 10am-11am
Where: S320A
Who: Sean Harrison and Brian Carney
Description: We have all seen the numbers, watched the news, and spoken with our colleagues about the current state of our business and industry and the consensus is… it’s down, but is it really? If the industry is down, is there anything we can do about it? Of course there is! Join us for an analysis of what is happening now what will be happening with the current trend and how can we improve our business. We will give you the tips and tricks from people in the same business that have been thriving from around the globe, yes the world is a small place and believe it or not, business is not that different from country to country. We will also open up the floor for some idea sharing.

Presented by Sean Harrison, Senior Vice President at SDI/TDI/ERDI

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bcWhat: Members Update
When: 11am-12pm
Where: S320A
Who: Cris Merz and Brian Carney
Description: This seminar is of value to all SDI, TDI, ERDI members. We’ve got a few surprises that we’re excited to tell you all about in our 3rd Quarter update. The seminar is open to all SDI, TDI, ERDI members for you to learn all about the newest changes with training standards, teaching materials, products and a virtual tour of the new website. A must-attend for all MEMBERS.

Presented by Brian Carney, President at SDI/TDI/ERDI

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darrenWhat: Everything you need to know about Internet Marketing
When: 12pm-1pm
Where: S320A
Who: Darren Pace
Description: You understand the importance of internet marketing. You get that traditional marketing is becoming less effective and more costly each year. You understand that by not positioning your business online, you’re missing the boat for a successful tomorrow.

Whether you are just getting started with online marketing, or want a refresher, this 1 hour session will show you step by step how to implement a successful internet marketing strategy and set yourself up for success.

Presented by Darren Pace, Marketing Director at SDI/TDI/ERDI

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sean harrisonWhat: First Dive Insurance – Liability insurance that fits todays needs.
When: 1pm-2pm
Where: S320A
Who: Sean Harrison and Peter Meyer
Description: Since insurance became a necessity for professional instruction and supervision, most insurance carriers have maintained the status quo, not anymore. First Dive Insurance has taken a progressive approach and assembled a package that will be there with the defense you need when you need it without losing everything you have worked so hard for. Come listen to the designers of the program, hear how it works and benefits you as a diving professional or facility owner more than any other insurance available on the market. Not all insurance packages are created equal.

Presented by Sean Harrison, Senior Vice President at SDI/TDI/ERDI

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brianWhat: Teaching Solo Divers… Correctly
When: 2pm-3pm
Where: S320A
Who: Brian Carney
Description: The SDI Solo certification program has been in existence for over 12 years. In that time we have learned a lot about how people learn to solo dive and the practices most solo divers follow after completion of the course. This seminar will discuss what we have learned, the impact the course is having on diving education, and ultimately things that we can do better as Solo Diving Instructors.

Presented by Brian Carney, President at SDI/TDI/ERDI

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musaWhat: MUSA (Underwater Museum of Art) How to generate a self sustained conservation project.
When: 3pm-4pm
Where: S320A
Who: Roberto Diaz
Description: Join Roberto Díaz, one of the founders and President of the only Contemporary Art Museum under the Caribbean Ocean, as he takes you through the journey of 7 years of operation and 500 underwater sculptures. Over the years, MUSA has managed to keep up the growth of the project with new sculptures whilst generating enough revenue to continue “The Art of Conservation” without missing a step. Explore this unique underwater wonder and find out why you should visit it too.

Presented by Roberto Diaz

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sean harrisonWhat: Risk Management – You have insurance, but are you covered?
When: 4pm-5pm
Where: S320A
Who: Sean Harrison
Description: Insurance has become a hot topic over the past few years as well as getting more expensive. Like many things, the thought is if you pay more you would expect more, but paying more is not a “get out of jail free card”. Being insured is only part of the equation. Join us to learn some of the ins and outs of insurance and what you can do to make sure that all the money you paid into insurance, pays you back when you need it the most.

Presented by Sean Harrison, Senior Vice President at SDI/TDI/ERDI

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sean harrisonWhat: Twin Dees exploration with the SF2 ECCR Rebreather
When: 5pm-6pm
Where: S320A
Who: James Draker
Description: Scubaforce,USA and SF2 Rebreather, a new brand for the USA market.

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Thursday 11/5/15

laurenWhat: #Inside the #Millennial Mind – How to connect with #Millennials to increase business
When: 10am-11am
Where: S320A
Who: Lauren Kieren and Brian Carney
Description: Millennials are individuals born between 1980 and the mid-2000s, who make up the largest generation in the United States; representing one-third of the total U.S. population today. This presentation will examine the factors that differentiate Millennials from other demographics and offer insight on how to connect with this generation to increase your business.

Presented by Lauren Kieren (a 20-something), Director of Instructional Design and Product Management, and Brian Carney, President of SDI/TDI/ERDI who will give insight on how embracing Millennials has impacted SDI/TDI/ERDI. #bethereorbesquare #sdidivers #tdidivers #erdidivers

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sean harrisonWhat: Rebreather Training – A panel discussion from the manufacturer’s perspective
When: 11am-12pm
Where: S320A
Who: Sean Harrison
Description: Many aspects of rebreather training are currently subject to heated debate. Topics such as unit specific training, checklists, 5 minute pre-breathe, equipment maintenance, O2 cell replacement, scrubber duration and replacement, instructor currency and more are frequently debated and rarely agreed upon. So what do the manufacturers have to say about it all?
Come join TDI and leading rebreather manufacturers as they participate in an exciting panel style discussion on the current state of rebreather training.

Presented by Sean Harrison, Senior Vice President at SDI/TDI/ERDI

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bcWhat: How eLearning is failing the industry
When: 12pm-1PM
Where: S320A
Who: Brian Carney
Description: eLearning has become the primary way most divers are completing their academic learning for dive certifications today. This trend has created new challenges for Dive Instructors and Dive Centers to overcome. So much so, that major dive publications are talking about this openly. This seminar will discuss those challenges and what we have learned over the years to help us overcome them.

Presented by Brian Carney, President at SDI/TDI/ERDI

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Nadia AlyWhat: Diving the world through social media
When: 1pm-2PM
Where: S320A
Who: Nadia Aly
Description: Nadia spends her time traveling the world, experiencing and exploring scuba diving locations globally, with a view to sharing her findings about the best destinations to go to for interesting ocean encounters. With her natural talent for creating immersive digital media, her photos, videos and reviews capture the very essence of a scuba diving experience and communicates that experience through her website.

A photographer since childhood, she took that skill set to the ocean in 2012. Since then her work has been featured in National Geographic, gone viral online and made her a well known figure in the scuba diving industry.

Presented by Nadia Aly, CEO at Scuba Diver Life

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jkWhat: IT Update – How tdisdi.com works for you
When: 2pm-3PM
Where: S320A
Who: Jon Kieren
Description: Presented by SDI, TDI & ERDI this seminar is of value to all SDI, TDI, ERDI instructor-trainers and staff-ITs. Learn about changes and developments in leadership training standards, leadership teaching materials, new products, a virtual tour of the new website and review business opportunities. Give us feedback on past and future marketing initiatives. A must-attend for EVERY IT MEMBER. (Attendance at instructor update is not necessary for those ITs attending this session.)

Presented by Jon Kieren, Manager, Training and Membership Services at SDI/TDI/ERDI

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sean harrisonWhat: 101 FREE Online Marketing Tools to grow your business
When: 3pm-4PM
Where: S320A
Who: Darren Pace
Description: Want to learn more about internet marketing but not sure where to start? About 10 years ago I began compiling a list of marketing and design resources to help me be more efficient and grow my online businesses. Today, this structured list is chalk full of amazing SEO, Web Design, Social Media, Email Marketing, Graphic Design and Marketing Reporting tools that I use daily.

Please join me for a fast paced hour to review this curated list of online marketing gems and help you kick start your online business.

Presented by Darren Pace, Marketing Director at SDI/TDI/ERDI

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sueWhat: Dive First Aid – The new standard in safety. Rethinking your Dive Emergency Planning
When: 4pm-5PM
Where: S320A
Who: Sue Endicott
Description: As an avid diver you wouldn’t think about diving without having your equipment serviced regularly because your life literally depends on your gear functioning properly. How many of you would spend a fortune on that dream dive vacation, yet get on the boat without a spare battery for your computer so your dream day diving isn’t ruined if your battery dies? The question is… do you place the same priority on checking your first aid gear or updating and staying current with your emergency training?

Come join us for a lively interactive discussion on the importance of carrying the right first aid equipment, and equally important, obtaining the most current proper training to use that gear to handle whatever may come your way… whether out on a dive boat or diving from shore.

Presented by Sue Endicott, Dive 1st Aid

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Michael ThorntonWhat: TekDiveUSA 2016 – North America’s premier technical diving event
When: 5pm-6PM
Where: S320A
Who: Michael Thornton
Description: Ever wonder what separates an explorer from your average diver? Come, watch and listen to a recap of TEKDiveUSA’s 2014 inaugural conference as well as enjoy a short preview of the upcoming 2016 event. With leading experts in the fields of diving medicine, physiology, decompression science, cave exploration, wreck discovery, side mount diving, deep Trimix diving, and cutting edge rebreather diving, you will have the opportunity to share in a brief overview of this legendary event!

Presented by Michael Thornton

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Friday 11/6/15

Don KinneyWhat: Visual Inspections Procedures User Course
When: 8am-12 and 4pm-6pm
Where: S320A
Cost: This full day course is $275 – instructors and students
Who: Don Kinney
Description: This course is designed to promote safety in the care and maintenance of high-pressure cylinders. The VIP program is intended to demonstrate to the cylinder industry a need to meet and exceed the minimum standards established by the Code of Federal Regulations of handling high-pressure cylinders. The VIP course will train inspectors in the proper handling, filling, and inspection techniques; including the identification of conditions that reject or condemn cylinders. In addition, the course will also cover valve repairs, cleaning, maintenance, and the operation of high pressure compressor systems. Everything you will need to know to inspect and fill cylinders, all covered in a one day session.

The course goes above and beyond just inspecting cylinders. The participant will also review U.S. laws and regulations, take apart and rebuild high pressure valves, understand the basics of high pressure compressor systems, learn about cleaning cylinders and valves, and review safe handling and filling techniques.

The course is compliant with OSHA and NFPA standards and meets the three year HAZMAT requalification for prior cylinder inspectors. This course is developed by an ISO certified agency and backed by a worldwide insurance carrier.

This course is one day, with a long break, allowing the students to attend to business on the DEMA floor. It is a one day two part program. Both morning and afternoon sessions must be attended to complete your certification.

Course Presented by Don Kinney

Please come by DEMA Booth #726 to register for this course.


sean harrisonWhat: Members Update
When: 12pm -1pm
Where: S320A
Who: Cris Merz and Sean Harrison
Description: This seminar is of value to all SDI, TDI, ERDI members. We’ve got a few surprises that we’re excited to tell you all about in our 3rd Quarter update. The seminar is open to all SDI, TDI, ERDI members for you to learn all about the newest changes with training standards, teaching materials, products and a virtual tour of the new website. A must-attend for MEMBERS.

Presented by Sean Harrison, Senior Vice President at SDI/TDI/ERDI

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laurenWhat: #Inside the #Millennial Mind – How to connect with #Millennials to increase business
When: 1pm-2pm
Where: S320A
Who: Lauren Kieren and Brian Carney
Description: Hosted by Brian Carney, President of SDI/TDI/ERDI – Millennials are individuals born between 1980 and the mid-2000s, who make up the largest generation in the United States; representing one-third of the total U.S. population today. This presentation will examine the factors that differentiate Millennials from other demographics and offer insight on how to connect with this generation to increase your business.

Presented by Lauren Kieren (a 20-something), Director of Instructional Design and Product Management, and Brian Carney, President of SDI/TDI/ERDI who will give insight on how embracing Millennials has impacted SDI/TDI/ERDI. #bethereorbesquare #sdidivers #tdidivers #erdidivers

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What: Join the professionals at SDI/TDI/ERDI, Crossover Today
When: 2pm-4pm
Where: S320A
Cost: $599
Who: Shawn Harrison
Description: Presented by: SDI, TDI and ERDI. Have a recent new hire? Have you decided to get off the sidelines and join our group? Becoming a professional member with International Training in one, two or all three of our organizations may be easier than you think. Join HQ staff in this DEMA crossover and start your journey on the path to becoming a member with one of the most innovative industry leaders in the world of scuba diving. To get the most out of the event, first complete the online Crossover Familiarization course. Some fees may apply. Please contact us for details.

Presented by Shawn Harrison

Please come by DEMA Booth #726 to register for this course.


Saturday 11/7/15

Don KinneyWhat: Visual Inspections Procedures Instructor Course
When: 8am-11am
Where: S320A
Cost: $500 Instructors ONLY – the price includes both the Friday Saturday session
Who: Don Kinney
Description: This course is designed to promote safety in the care and maintenance of high-pressure cylinders. The VIP program is intended to demonstrate to the cylinder industry, a need to meet and exceed the minimum standards established by the Code of Federal Regulations of handling high-pressure cylinders. The VIP course will train inspectors in the proper handling, filling, and inspection techniques; including the identification of conditions that reject or condemn cylinders. In addition, the course will also cover valve repairs, cleaning, maintenance, and the operation of high pressure compressor systems.

The course goes above and beyond just inspecting cylinders. The participant will also review U.S. laws and regulations, take apart and rebuild high pressure valves, understand the basics of high pressure compressor systems, learn about cleaning cylinders and valves, and review safe handling and filling techniques.

The course is compliant with OSHA and NFPA standards and meets the three year HAZMAT requalification for prior cylinder inspectors. This course is developed by an ISO certified agency and backed by a worldwide insurance carrier.

All person who meet the pre-requisites for becoming a VIP instructor must attend the Friday session and this Saturday session. The instructor price includes the costs of both sessions as well as books, material and registration fees. We welcome Instructors form all agencies.

Course presented by Don Kinney

Please come by DEMA Booth #726 to register for this course.


jkWhat: TDI Nitrox Instructor Course
When: 11am-2pm
Where: S320A
Cost: $295
Who: Jon Kieren
Description: The foundation for technical diving academic knowledge, TDI Nitrox is the first step in training a diver to use mixed gases. Learn proper techniques for presenting nitrox topics and earn your TDI Nitrox Instructor rating.

Prerequisites:

  1. Minimum age 18
  2. SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor, or Equivalent
  3. Certified Nitrox Diver
  4. Provide proof of a minimum of 10 Nitrox dives

Space is limited, preregistration required!

Not yet an SDI Instructor? Complete the Crossover Course November 6th at 2PM at DEMA and the TDI Nitrox Instructor
Course for only $149.00!

Course presented by Jon Kieren, Manager, Training and Membership Services at SDI/TDI/ERDI

Please come by DEMA Booth #726 to register for this course.


shrekWhat: International Training CPROX1st AED Instructor Course/Update
When: 2pm-4pm
Where: S320A
Cost: $295
Who: Sue Endicott
Description: CPROX1st AED Administration is a skill set necessary for all dive professionals. The International Training CPROX1st AED Instructor course will train you to teach CPR, emergency O2, first aid, and AED administration in emergency situations to both divers and non-divers alike.

If you are already qualified as an SDI CPROX1st AED Instructor but have not taught at that level within the last two years, this is a perfect opportunity to complete your update!

Prerequisites:

  1. Minimum age 18
  2. SDI Assistant Instructor or SDI Non-Diving Instructor or higher
  3. Provide proof of current CPROX1st AED provider certification, or equivalent

Space is limited, pre-registration required!

Not yet an SDI Instructor? Complete the Crossover Course November 6th at 2PM at DEMA and the International Training CPROX1stAED Instructor course for only $149.00!

Presented by Sue Endicott, Dive 1st Aid

Please come by DEMA Booth #726 to register for this course.


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Wednesday:
 I think the diving industry is shrinking, how do I thrive? Members Update Everything you need to know about Internet Marketing First Dive Insurance – Liability insurance that fits todays needs Teaching Solo Divers… Correctly MUSA: How to generate a self sustained conservation project Risk Management – You have insurance, but are you covered? Keep it Simple – SF2 ECCR Rebreather

Thursday:
 #Inside the #Millennial Mind – How to connect with #Millennials to increase business Rebreather Training – A panel discussion from the manufacturer’s perspective How eLearning is failing the industry Diving the world through social media IT Update – How tdisdi.com works for you 101 FREE Online Marketing Tools to grow your business Dive First Aid – The new standard in safety. Rethinking your Dive Emergency Planning TekDiveUSA 2016 – North America’s premier technical diving event

Friday:
 Members Update #Inside the #Millennial Mind – How to connect with #Millennials to increase business