THE 2014 MITA Convention will be held in The Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas
The 2014 convention dates will be July 21 to 24, 2014 .
The convention is held every-other year.
The class schedule for 2014 is below. It is tentative as some times and days may change.
Attending this convention will give you the opportunity to learn some new things, experience new products to sell and service, and to network with your peers on a personal level; a level that cannot be matched by exchanges on the internet alone. Attendance alone does not make you a professional, but attending as a part of routine professional development will certainly go a long way in helping you to better serve your customers, dealers, and manufacturers and to better develop your business.
Products included in the seminar schedule this year include those from Yamaha, Kawai, Artisan, Hammond (Tone Wheel), Hammond-Suzuki, Rodgers, Kurzweil and possibly Nord. Ed Wilson will be giving the Rodgers classes and Bill Whitlock, president and chief engineer of Jensen Transformers, Inc. is back again to present classes on ground loop elimination and other topics! Melvin Lewis will teach about troubleshooting as it applies to vintage organs. He will use Allen(analog), Baldwin (T pulse), Conn (65x and those using the 72400 chip) as well as vintage Rodgers as examples. Roger Jessup is presenting Kurzweil and is trying to get Nord product to present.
For those who want to become certified, there will also be an opportunity to take the MITA certification exam. Class time are yet to be posted.
The cost of registration includes attendance at all available seminars, continental breakfast, a full lunch, and break-time snacks and beverages for each day that you register.
Don't miss out! Send in your registration early!
|EARLY REGISTRATION (Must be received before June 15th)||LATE REGISTRATION (If received after June 15th)|
All four days $435.00
One Day: $175.00 additional days $105.00/day
Non Member Rates:
All four days $485.00
One Day: $225.00 additional days $125/day
Non Member Rates:
(Registration form is below the class schedule.)
Print the Registration Form and fill it out. If paying by check mail it to the address listed of the form.
If paying by credit card, you may also fax the form to the phone number listed on the form.
For your own protection, please do not send credit card payment by email!
MITA International Convention Registration
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TRANSPORTATION GUESTS at LUNCH:
THE ORLEANS HOTEL & CASINO • 4500 WEST TROPICANA AVENUE • LAS VEGAS, NV 89103
Family and friends are welcome to join us at lunch (Cost $_19.00_/ day)
GUESTS at LUNCH:
We will once again organize, for those interested, events for family and friends
to do as a group and/or groups.(details to be provided)
For the classes, it is a good idea to bring pencil (or
pen) and paper. A portable computer may be useful, too, if you have one, since
some of the presenters hand out material on CDs. It is not essential, though.
Perhaps a calculator would be useful if you take the certification test (may
need to calculate current, voltage, etc., in solving some of the problems.)
The weather in Las Vegas in July will be hot. But, the air conditioning in the
class rooms may be a bit cool. So, a Sweater or light jacket is a good idea.
The 2014 MITA Convention
Tentative 2014 Convention schedule is shown below. The schedule will be updated as information becomes known.
Note: MITA, Int. is not responsible for instructors who have to cancel prior to their presentations at the Seminar.
Convention 2014 Schedule as of March 7, 2014:
Certification Classes: These classes will be scheduled for techs that indicate they would like to take the class and then the test. Indicate on your registration form and when you arrive for the Convention and Seminar.
Monday AM: Hammond Tone Wheel – Lonnie Smith and Bill Dotsey
Monday PM: Organ Repair Troubleshooting = refresher on troubleshooting - Melvin Lewis
Tuesday AM: Hammond Tone Wheel – Lonnie Smith and Bill Dotsey
Tuesday PM: Artisan - How to update an older organ at a fraction of the cost –
Wednesday AM: Artisan - How to update an older organ at a fraction of the cost –
Wednesday PM: Kawai Old & New Products – Juan Escobar
Thursday AM: Kawai Old & New Products – Juan Escobar
Thursday PM:Organ Repair Troubleshooting = refresher on troubleshooting - Melvin Lewis
Monday AM:Yamaha - Keyboard Failures and Common Failures – Harvey Casey
Monday PM:Rodgers – LTG organ technology – Ed Wilson
Tuesday AM:Rodgers – 751/790/W-5000 organ technology – Ed Wilson
Tuesday PM:Yamaha - Keyboard Failures and Common Failures – Harvey Casey
Wednesday AM:Yamaha - Introducing four New Products, Part 1 - Daniel Chung (Class size limited)
Wednesday PM:Yamaha - Introducing four New Products, Part 2 - Daniel Chung (Class size limited)
Thursday AM:Yamaha - Introducing four New Products, Part 1 - Daniel Chung (Class size limited)
Thursday PM: Yamaha - Introducing four New Products, Part 2 - Daniel Chung (Class size limited)
Monday AM:Kurzweil - "New" products on the market- Roger Jessup
Monday PM:Kurzweil - "New" continued plus Q and A older products - Roger Jessup
Tuesday AM:Hammond/Suzuki - Current Sk organs, XK-3 system, New B3 mk II, A162 prelim, Current Leslies 122XB 122A, 147A, 3300 and Studio 12 – Ray Gerllich
Tuesday PM:Ground Loops - why and ways to fix - Bill Whitlock
Wednesday AM: Rodgers – LTG organ technology – Ed Wilson
Wednesday PM:Ground Loops - why and ways to fix - Bill Whitlock
Thursday AM:Hammond/Suzuki - Current Sk organs, XK-3 system, New B3 mk II, A162 prelim, Current Leslies 122XB 122A, 147A, 3300 and Studio 12 – Ray Gerllich
Thursday PM: Rodgers – 751/790/W-5000 organ technology – Ed Wilson
Wednesday: "Banquet, Attendance Prizes"