Update: Wave 2021 featuring ESO Training Academy
We know many of you have been wondering about Wave and ESO Training Academy in 2021 as you make your plans for next year. We’ve deliberated, debated, discussed, and analyzed multiple options to ensure we bring you the best of Wave and ESO Training Academy in the safest way possible. At the end of the day, our #1 priority is the health and safety of our customers, our employees, and our communities (it’s literally baked into our mission).
We understand that budgets are affected by COVID-19, and we want to be as flexible as possible to bring you the content you value. We also know it’s impossible to predict how COVID-19 will play out in the spring of 2021, which hampers our ability to deliver the quality and caliber of event you’ve come to expect and that we want to host.
We’ve decided the best possible direction is to repurpose Wave and ESO Training Academy from an in-person event in Austin next year to a series of short, virtual events. Get ready for best practices, industry insights, product training and thought leadership all delivered in a format that’s just right for a virtual experience!
Get Ready: What’s Coming in 2021
ESO is delivering a series of 60-90-minute product trainings, thought leadership sessions, best practice overviews, and the latest in research in 2021. Beginning in January, you’ll have a front–seat ticket to everything that’s happening in fire, EMS, and hospital industries — and you’ll be armed with the latest tools of the trade to make the most out of your ESO products.
Stay tuned to this page for registration links, class schedules, dates, times, and more. We’ll continue to update the information as we get it so you can make sure to take the classes that are the right fit for you. We are pleased to offer these sessions and courses absolutely free of charge.
Present: Submit Your Virtual Presentation Abstract
One of the best parts of Wave has always been the quality and talent of our speakers. Industry experts who are well-versed in their field deliver content that speaks to the real world and helps our attendees learn practical insight. Would you like to be a virtual speaker in 2021?
Sign up here to submit your abstract. All abstracts will be reviewed by our Wave Committee.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q) What is the status of Wave 2021 featuring ESO Training Academy?
A) ESO is repurposing its Wave and ESO Training Academy scheduled to take place in the spring of 2021 from an in-person event to a series of online events.
Q) Why is ESO moving to a virtual experience?
A) In light of the uncertainty around COVID-19, we are focusing on the health and safety of our customers, employees, and sponsors. Additionally, the current uncertainty makes planning very difficult. We want to create the best possible experience for our attendees and feel moving to a series of online events is the right approach.
Q) What will the virtual experience look like?
A) We will continue to offer the same great content you’ve come to know and expect – from thought leadership to best practices to product training – albeit in a virtual environment. And rather than simply recreating the entire Wave experience online (which is impossible), we want to create a series of experiences specifically designed to be enjoyed online.
Q) Will you offer product training?
A) Yes. We will offer free training courses across a variety of modules.
Q) When will I get information about the upcoming sessions?
A) We plan to offer virtual webinar sessions beginning in January 2021. We will share session information, dates, times and registration information on this page and via email. Currently, we are seeking proposals for sessions across topics in EMS, fire and hospital trends. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please click here.
Q) When can we start registering for the online events?
A) January 2021.
Q) How much will it cost?
A) We are pleased to offer these online events free of charge.
Q) Do I need to travel to access any of content or attend any of the sessions?
A) No, all of the sessions will be 100% virtual. The only thing you need is access to a computer with a solid internet connection.