Anyone who has ever seen a Star Trek episode knows about the transporter device. This is a device that transports you through time and space to a different location in real time. This device does not exist BUT we can "virtually" transport you to NFPA headquarters on December 18, 2013 for a 1-day NEC webcast.
This webcast is a first in NFPA training history with an 8-hour live event on location from the NFPA boardroom. The entire event will be broadcast over the internet using multiple cameras and a high speed connection. Valeria Rubini, Senior Project Manager for Training & Development at NFPA, says "this webcast will be an interactive, live event where the virtual attendees will feel like they are sitting in the room." Attendees will be able to watch the webcast from their home or office, ask questions and earn CEUs.
Usually, one has to travel some distance to attend an NFPA training session so this will be a unique experience for our instructor, Christel Hunter, and our attendees as well. There are a few "actual" seats open for this event if you would like to attend in person. You will have to drive, fly or take the train to Quincy, MA as NFPA does not have a transporter like the U.S.S. Enterprise. Our electrical engineers are working on the plans for a transporter at NFPA headquarters but the technical committee must approve the design first. :)
Click here for more information on the "The 2014 NEC Webcast: A 1-Day Virtual Tour of the Code"
Definition of a WEBCAST
: a transmission of sound and images (as of an event) via the World Wide Web
Definition of an NFPA WEBCAST
: a unique opportunity to learn from the experts who developed the 2014 edition of the NEC. Live, from your home or office, via your computer.