Outstanding. That is just one of the words to describe the ERC2014 conference that was held June 4 - 8, 2014 at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center. Other possible descriptions: Fun, Educational, Smart, Amazing. The list could go on.
No matter what word you wish to describe it, it surpassed nearly all expectations. It was heavily attended, with packed training sessions and large meal functions. One class even had to take a break early in their session in order to find a larger room! The first-ever Eastern Regional Conference, a joint conference between the EPEA and SESDA, was without a doubt a major success.
Although ERC stands for Eastern Regional Conference, it may as well have stood for Everyones Regional Conference. Yes, it was just that good. With attendance higher than it has been the past several years, trainers were greeting with full class rooms. The meal functions were heavily attended, even the first ever Thursday breakfast had a great turnout.
If you did not attend, you don't know what you missed. Don't let this happen again: be sure to join us for the ERC 2015 conference!
The above picture shows the first ever swearing-in ceremony for three organizations at the same time: The SESDA Board, the EPEA Board, and the EPEA Ladies Auxilliary.
The Eastern Professional Electronics Association (EPEA) began in 1955 as a local non-profit association in Norfolk/Virginia Beach. It was then called the Virginia Electronics Association of Tidewater. After much intra-state "missionary work" by the founding members, it became a full-fledged state association in June 1965.
The people who originally created VEA and those who have since populated the EPEA had and have similar ambitions, similar needs, and similar problems. They felt then and continue to feel they can remain friendly business competitors while working with and learning from each other as professional colleagues. They believe that combining their industry efforts is the most effective solutions to their common professional needs.
The primary goal of the EPEA is to promote improved technical expertise, profitable business management knowledge, and fair and ethical business practices. These are aimed at benefiting the consuming public and the overall industry while improving the lot of its members. EPEA is also proud to cooperate with other organizations that enhance, promote and safeguard both the consumers of electronic products and the electronics service industry.