MWSC 2011 – Midwest Summer Conference News and Updates – June 20th, 2011

New Training Opportunities – Be in the know!

MWSC Welcomes P & F USA

We are pleased to welcome P & F USA to the training roster for the first time this year. You won’t want to miss Mickie Martin’s presentation on Philips, Emerson, Sylvania, and Magnavox product troubleshooting.

N.E.W. Presents Training on Vizio, Sanyo, and Hisense

Steve McNiel. CET will deliver an outstanding presentation on troubleshooting these brands and Mike Baumer will tell you all that is new with N.E.W.

Multi brand troubleshooting by Dave Kliss

Dave Kliss CET, CSM, MST will return with a presentation of practical troubleshooting tips and techniques featuring Sony, Samsung. and more.

For a full listing of ALL the many training opportunities available by Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Sharp and ISCET and NESDA certification classes, check the conference web site at

Networking – Get connected!

The Trade Show again this year will be open throughout the day on Friday and Saturday to meet with representatives from Discount TV Parts, Modus Link – PTS, Ness Electronics, N.E.W., NESDA, Panasonic,, and Union Electronics

EVERYONE is invited to visit the ESDA Hospitality Room Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings; it will be fully-stocked with beverages and snacks designed to promote Social Intercourse, plus our famous Chicago-Style Hot Dogs, Polish Sausage and ESDA Specialty Pizza.

FUN things to do in Peoria (When you’re not training and networking)

The ESDA staff and the Peoria Convention and Visitors Bureau have assembled a list of things to do, places to visit, and area restaurants on the conference web page.

Hotel Registration

The hotel is now officially The Four Points by Sheraton Peoria and at this time the on line reservation system does not yet recognise our discount code. Room reservations should be made as soon as possible by calling the hotel directly at 309-674-2500. Please use the discount code “ESDA” to qualify for the $93.00 special rate AND so we know who has registered with the hotel.

Due to issues with the hotel’s registration system, the deadline for the discounted room rate has been extended to June 30th. At this time, the issues with the hotel seem to have been corrected. We sincerely apologize to anyone who has had trouble registering with the hotel!

Conference Registration

If you haven’t yet registered for the best bang for the buck in the industry today visit for all the conference details and to register online, or download a printable form. We need your continued support to stay strong and maintain our regional conference.

MWSC Schedule

We have created a public calendar of events for the conference with Google Calendars that allows sharing to smart phones, PDAs etc that cab be found on the web page or by clicking here.

We suggest when viewing this link in your web browser, select July 7th and use the “Agenda” view. While a work in progress it will be the most up to date schedule information available for the conference. After you check on this new resource. be sure to register for individual classes and events on the conference website to ensure we have adequate handout material etc for each class.

Because you asked for it…

Again this year ESDA is pleased to provide a handsome 10x10x16 tote bag to registered participants at MWSC 2011. Perfect for organizing your conference materials, this durable tote will be useful for years to come. Check out a picture on the website along with photos and specs for the 32″ LCD TV and Blu Ray player provided by Panasonic.