April 24-26th, 2015
Las Vegas, NV


We're back to Vegas for 2015, and we couldn't be more escited to see all our Eclipse friends and family, and hopefully meet some new folks out there too! We had such a great experience holding our event at the SkyView Meeting Space on the top floor of the Bally's hotel in 2014, that we're headed straight back with some fresh ideas to make this year as amazing as possilbe!

The ESP Users' Group has been helping Eclipse users learn about their software and have fun for 23 years, providing instruction from the most interesting and experienced trainers in the industry. This is our 23nd year and our lineup is better than ever with 16+ hours of dedicated Eclipse training. Those who attend for all three days can earn a whopping 2.2 CEUs! Or if you can only make it for the weekend, you can earn 1.4 CEUs.

Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced
Eclipse Track Training

Michael Starkman, Keith Vincent, and Jeremy Thorne will be teaching the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced classes. Collectively these three stalwarts have taught literally thousands of Eclipse users at these events across a span of over two decades. No one does it better.


Jeremy Thorne
Advanced Training

Jeremy is the man who created Eclipse and you’d think a guy who writes code all day might be a little dull behind a podium. Not Jeremy. He’s interesting, witty and, as you’d expect, extremely knowledgeable. He’s also known for plowing through a lot of material in short order, so buckle up and enjoy the ride.

Keith Vincent
Intermediate Training

Keith Vincent, author of the Visualizer training videos found everywhere in Eclipse, is a long-time Eclipse user, trainer, and tester. He has worked closely with Jeremy for 20 years to help test and shape new features in Eclipse. He’s also an accomplished speaker who has given dozens of webinars and seminars around the world. Keith knows his subject and how to teach it.

Michael Starkman
Basic Training

Michael Starkman is a former freelance reporter from Pennsylvania and joined Eclipse in 1997. He is a certified advanced Eclipse software trainer with over fifteen years of experience presenting and teaching. Michael has a presentation style that is captivating and easy to follow. He has the ability to present complicated material in a clear, concise and entertaining.

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Schedule At-A-Glance

Quick Look: Thursday - Limited Eclipse Installations ONLY

Time Description
   
1PM - 3PM Technical Support: Eclipse Installations ONLY
  Attendees are encouraged to install the latest version of Eclipse BEFORE coming to the conference as we will be making it available to you ahead of time. If you need help installing the latest Eclipse version, this tech support session is the best time to do that to avoid delays and rushes on Friday morning. No other support will be provided at this time, only help with installation.
   
   

Quick Look: Friday - .8 Possible CEUs

Time Description
   
8AM - 10AM Conference Welcome and more with Marybeth Everhart
10AM - 10:15AM BREAK – 15 min.
10:15AM - 12:15PM Eclipse Track Training (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
12:15PM - 1:15PM LUNCH on your own - 1 Hour
1:15PM - 3:15PM Eclipse Track Training (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
3:15PM - 3:30PM BREAK – 15 min.
3:30PM - 5:30PM Eclipse Track Training (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
   

Quick Look: Saturday - .8 Possible CEUs

Time Description
   
8AM - 10AM Eclipse Track Training (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
10AM - 10:15AM BREAK – 15 min.
10:15AM - 12:15PM Eclipse Track Training (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
12:15PM - 1:15PM LUNCH on your own - 1 Hour
1:15PM - 3:15PM Punctuation and More!
3:15PM - 3:30PM BREAK – 15 min.
3:30PM - 5PM SearchMaster
6PM - 8PM ESP Network Reception, Raffle Drawings, ASI Update
   

Quick Look: Sunday - .6 Possible CEUs

Time Description
   
9AM - 10:30AM Editing Magic
10:30AM - 10:45AM BREAK – 15 min.
10:45AM - 12:15PM Eclipse Audio: Soup to Nuts!
12:15PM - 1:15PM LUNCH on your own - 1 Hour
1:15PM - 2:45PM Editing Magic
2:45PM - 3PM BREAK – 15 min.
3PM - 4:30PM Eclipse Audio: Soup to Nuts!
   

Hotel & Transportation

Book your room at Paris or Bally’s and save up to 30% on a four-night stay!

Hotel rooms are available at a special group rate at the prices shown below. We booked rooms at both the Paris and Bally’s Hotels this year, but don’t procrastinate … we have a limited number of rooms at these special rates. To book your stay over the phone, call the hotel reservation center at 800-358-8777 (Bally’s) or 877-603-4389 (Paris) to secure a reservation in our group block, which is under ESP Network. You may also use our group codes to secure your discounted rates in our room blocks, which are SBESP5 (Bally’s) or SPESP5 (Paris).

Wed, 4/22

Thu, 4/23

Fri, 4/24

Sat, 4/25

Sun, 4/26

Mon, 4/27

$109

$109

$169

$169

$109

$109

Bally’s Hotel (Mention Code SBESP5 when booking)

Wed, 4/22

Thu, 4/23

Fri, 4/24

Sat, 4/25

Sun, 4/26

Mon, 4/27

$89

$89

$139

$139

$89

$89

The meeting rooms will be on the 26th floor of the North Tower in Bally’s. This area is called the Skyview for good reason. Perched at the top of the tower it offers wonderful views through windows in the foyer, hallway and some of the meeting rooms. Let there be light! For those of you not familiar with the Paris/Bally’s complex, the two hotels are joined and the walk from Paris to Bally’s is about five minutes. The time it will take to walk from a hotel room at Paris to the Skyview meeting rooms is about ten minutes.

Hotel List Link IMPORTANT HOTEL BOOKING INFORMATION. PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING YOUR STAY! Clicking the link below will take you directly to the hotel reservation system. By default, it looks like Bally's is the only hotel listed as having rooms available - THIS IS NOT THE CASE, WE HAVE PLENTY OF ROOMS IN BOTH HOTELS FOR OUR ATTENDEES! Once you click the link below, do one of two things. Find the button on the right side of that page that looks like the picture shown to the right of this paragraph and CLICK "AS LIST". The next page that appears will allow you to choose the hotel you want to stay at. Or enter the dates and click the FIND button. You will be shown rates for both Paris and Bally's.


Ground Transporation

We have once again partnered with LASxpress Airport Transportation Service to offer cost-effective transportation services between McCarran Int’l Airport (LAS) and your hotel. Their rates are 40% lower than taking a taxi when you arrive (not to mention no lines or waiting at the curb), and we found their staff to be friendly and attentive and their vehicles clean and comforatable last year. LASxpress Airport Transportation Service has discounted ESP Network rates beginning at $11 each way and has everything from shared shuttles to executive sedan and limousine services. You can make your reservation by clicking the banner or button below - just be sure you have your flight information before proceeding as they require that during the booking process.





Eclipse Track Training

TWO DAYS OF ECLIPSE TRACK TRAINING, FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Michael Starkman, Keith Vincent, and Jeremy Thorne will be teaching the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced classes. Collectively these three stalwarts have taught literally thousands of Eclipse users at these events across a span of over two decades. No one does it better.


Jeremy Thorne
Advanced Training

Jeremy is the man who created Eclipse and you’d think a guy who writes code all day might be a little dull behind a podium. Not Jeremy. He’s interesting, witty and, as you’d expect, extremely knowledgeable. He’s also known for plowing through a lot of material in short order, so buckle up and enjoy the ride.

Keith Vincent
Intermediate Training

Keith Vincent, author of the Visualizer training videos found everywhere in Eclipse, is a long-time Eclipse user, trainer, and tester. He has worked closely with Jeremy for 20 years to help test and shape new features in Eclipse. He’s also an accomplished speaker who has given dozens of webinars and seminars around the world. Keith knows his subject and how to teach it.

Michael Starkman
Basic Training

Michael Starkman is a former freelance reporter from Pennsylvania and joined Eclipse in 1997. He is a certified advanced Eclipse software trainer with over fifteen years of experience presenting and teaching. Michael has a presentation style that is captivating and easy to follow. He has the ability to present complicated material in a clear, concise and entertaining.

Expanded Training Descriptions

Eclipse Audio: Soup to Nuts!

with Jeremy Thorne & Keith Vincent

On Sunday, Jeremy Thorne (the mastermind of Eclipse), along with Keith Vincent, will present a 2-part in-depth review of the Eclipse audio system from stem to stern, including the newest audio enhancement: Multi-Track Audio. More details coming soon...

Edit Like A Pro

with Angie Ryder and Michael Starkman

More details coming soon...

Investing in your Profession

with Marybeth Everhart

We’ve all heard the expression, “You’ve got to spend money to make money,” but what does that mean to us as court reporters? What purchases provide the best bang for our buck, and greatest yield on our financial and professional investment? Marybeth will discuss the necessary expenditures to make in equipment and outside services that will enable you to become a more successful and profitable reporter. Spend more time generating income and less time editing transcripts.

Punctuation Uncovered

with Margie Wakeman Wells & Jim Barker

More details coming soon...

Do More with SearchMaster

with Jim & Lynda Barker

More details coming soon...

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