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Seminars  2017 - 2018 Terms of Registration

Important Seminar Policies and Details (Effective August 6, 2017)

Tuition, Discount and Payment Policies

Early Pay Registration Tuition (savings up to 26 percent off):  Standard Registration Tuition is $850 per student, per seminar day, but generous tuition discounts apply when tuition payments are received by the Early Pay Discount Cut-Off Date (see location-specific dates in the table below).  The Early Pay Discount increases with the number of seminar days attended by each student:
  • A Good Deal . . . Attend Any One Day (save 5 percent)  For any student attending one seminar day, discounted Early Pay Tuition is $805 per student, per seminar day.
  • A Better Deal . . . Attend Any Two Days (save 12 percent)  For any student attending two seminar days, discounted Early Pay Tuition is $745 per student, per seminar day.
  • The Best Deal . . . Attend All Three Days (save 26 percent)  For any student attending all three seminar days, discounted Early Pay Tuition is $625 per student, per seminar day.
The above tuition rates exclude any applicable taxes.  Please understand that each seminar's Early Pay Discount Cut-Off Date is strictly applied, and one day late is one day too late to qualify for the above discounts (we offer the strong incentive of the Early Pay Discounts because paid early registrations allow us to efficiently contract our meeting space and catering commitments for each seminar location).
Standard Registration Tuition:  For paid registrations received after the Early Pay Discount Cut-Off Date (and for any Early Pay Discount tuition payment received after the corresponding payment due date), Standard Registration Tuition of $850 per student, per seminar day applies.
Manual Registration Processing Surcharge:  A $50 processing surcharge will be added to the applicable daily tuition rates quoted above when a registration is received by fax, mail or email (because "offline" registrations require manual processing by Earthwork Software Services).  Registering online is safe, quick and easy . . . plus online registrants receive immediate confirmation of seat availability and an instant online invoice.  Unless you have a phobia about using the internet, we encourage you to save yourself some money (by saving us some time) and use our online registration system.
Returned Payment Fees and Procedures:  In the case of tuition payments made by paper check, Earthwork Software Services may impose a $50 service fee if a seminar registrant's paper check payment is returned/rejected due to non-sufficient funds.  If a returned payment delays receipt of valid tuition payment beyond the applicable Early Payment Cut-Off Date, Standard Registration Tuition will apply.  Finally, in the event of a returned/rejected payment, subsequent payment of the registrant's applicable tuition (plus any service/collection fees) must be made via PayPal, Money Order, or Cashier's Check in order to reinstate and confirm the registrant's seminar registration.
Close of Registration:  Registrations are not accepted after a location's Close of Registration Cut-Off date (typically the Friday immediately preceding a location's first seminar date, see location-specific dates in the table below).
Payments:  Please DO NOT send seminar tuition payments before you have registered and received an invoice (online registrants can view/print an invoice immediately and a copy of the invoice is also emailed to the registrant--see this FAQ if you registered but did not receive a confirmation/invoice).  Tuition payments must be received by the earlier of any applicable Cut-Off due date (see table below) or 30 days from the date of invoice.  Timely receipt of your tuition payment will (1) confirm your seminar registration, (2) lock in any applicable Early Payment Discount, and (3) guarantee seminar admission.  We do offer a "weekend grace period" if you are registering on a Friday Early Pay Discount Cut-Off date (as long as we receive your tuition payment no later than the Monday immediately following that seminar's Early Pay Discount Cut-Off date, we will honor the discounted tuition shown on the corresponding invoice, and the "grace period" will be noted on your invoice).
Because our seminars have limited seating, unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation after the invoice's payment-due date (if your registration is cancelled for non-payment of tuition, you will receive a cancellation notice via email). Please understand that seminar admission will be denied to unpaid/cancelled registrants.
Tuition is quoted, and payable, in U.S. Dollars.  Invoiced tuition is exclusive of any applicable sales, use or value-added tax (most states do not tax seminar training services; however, determination and payment of any applicable tax imposed by the registrant's state of domicile remains the responsibility of the seminar registrant).  Tuition payments may be made by check or money order, payable to "Earthwork Software Services, LLC" and delivered (via postal mail or courier service) to: 3440 Lismore NW, Conyers, GA 30012 USA.  Earthwork Software Services is not affiliated with the software manufacturer (AGTEK) and we cannot accept checks payable to "AGTEK".
Credit Card Payments:  Payment may be made with any major credit card if the PayPal payment method is selected at the time of registration.  Please be advised that your PayPal payment will appear on your credit card statement as “PAYPAL EARTHWORKSO”.  Click here to view/print a PDF file with step-by-step instructions on using PayPal to pay your seminar tuition invoice.
Seminar Admission Notice:  Please understand that seminar admission is granted only to students for whom full tuition payment has been received by Earthwork Software Services.  Registrants can verify their payment status 24/7 online via our Customer Support page.  It is the registrant's responsibility to do whatever it takes (such as instructing their accounting department to generate a hand-written check that is sent via next-day delivery) to make sure that their tuition payment is received no later than the corresponding Cut-Off Date (or 30 days from date of registration, if earlier) for the student's chosen seminar location:
Seminar Locations and Dates:
Seminar Date, Early Pay Discount Cut-off Date, Close of Registration Cut-Off Date
Seminar Location Seminar Dates Early Pay Discount Cut-Off Date Close of Registration Cut-Off Date
Raleigh, NC Oct 31-Nov 2, 2017 Sep 29, 2017 Oct 27, 2017
Phoenix, AZ Nov 14-16, 2017 Oct 13, 2017 Nov 10, 2017
Philadelphia, PA Nov 28-30, 2017 Oct 27, 2017 Nov 24, 2017
Atlanta, GA (Fall) Dec 19-21, 2017 Nov 17, 2017 Dec 15, 2017
Minneapolis, MN Jan 9-11, 2018 Dec 8, 2017 Jan 5, 2018
Boston, MA Jan 23-25, 2018 Dec 22, 2017 Jan 19, 2018
Cincinnati, OH Feb 6-8, 2018 Jan 5, 2018 Feb 2, 2018
Denver, CO Feb 27-Mar 1, 2018 Jan 26, 2018 Feb 23, 2018
Portland, OR Mar 13-15, 2018 Feb 9, 2018 Mar 9, 2018
Nashville, TN Apr 3-5, 2018 Mar 2, 2018 Mar 30, 2018
Dallas, TX Apr 17-19, 2018 Mar 16, 2018 Apr 13, 2018
Orlando, FL May 1-3, 2018 Mar 30, 2018 Apr 27, 2018
Orange County, CA May 22-24, 2018 Apr 20, 2018 May 18, 2018
Fredericksburg, VA Jun 5-7, 2018 May 4, 2018 Jun 1, 2018
Atlanta, GA Jun 19-21, 2018 May 18, 2018 Jun 15, 2018

Cancellation, Refund and Transfer of Registration Policies

Cancellation by Earthwork Software Services  If a seminar is cancelled by Earthwork Software Services, registered students will promptly receive a 100 percent refund of their paid tuition.  Although seminar cancellations are rare, Earthwork Software Services CANNOT ACCEPT responsibility for the cost of non-refundable travel arrangements that registrants may have made for a cancelled seminar.  BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY NON-REFUNDABLE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS for a seminar, you are strongly advised to contact Earthwork Software Services to check the seminar's cancellation risk.
Cancellation by the Attendee  Students canceling at least 30 calendar days in advance of their first seminar date will receive a refund of their paid tuition, less a 10 percent service charge.  Tuition is non-refundable for students canceling within 30 calendar days of their first seminar date; however, the following options are available in that case:
  • Another employee of a cancelling student’s business organization can be substituted for the cancelling student, even if the substitute employee works in a different office location and/or in a different business/division under the same corporate "umbrella" as that of the cancelling student’s business organization (there is no charge for this substitution option; simply advise us of the substitute student's name so a correct name tag is available for them at the seminar).
  • A cancelling student can apply a tuition credit (paid tuition on their cancelled registration, less a 20 percent service charge) to a new registration for a different seminar location/date within the current seminar season schedule (the invoice for the new registration will reflect the difference between the applied tuition credit and the applicable tuition rates for the selected seminar location).  This option is NOT available for "NO SHOWS" -- we must be advised (by phone, fax or email), before the seminar begins, that the registered student will not be attending the seminar.
  • If neither of the above non-refundable cancellation options is feasible, a cancelling student can apply a tuition credit (paid tuition on their cancelled registration, less a 20 percent service charge) to a next-season seminar registration.  The next-season seminar schedule and corresponding open registration are usually available by late August or early September of each year.  Seminar tuition may increase from one seminar season to the next and the invoice for the next-season registration will reflect the difference between the applied tuition credit and the applicable tuition rates for the selected next-season seminar location.  There is no guarantee that identical seminar courses and/or identical geographic seminar locations will be scheduled from one seminar season to the next.  This option is NOT available for "NO SHOWS" -- we must be advised (by phone, fax or email), before the seminar begins, that the registered student will not be attending the seminar.
  • The tuition credit provided with the above non-refundable cancellation options can be used by any employee of the cancelling student's business organization, even if the employee works in a different office location and/or in a different business/division under the same corporate "umbrella" as that of the cancelling student’s business organization; however, tuition credits are non-transferable in all other respects.  All tuition credits expire one year (365 calendar days) after the seminar date(s) for which the cancelling student was originally registered.  So long as it has not expired or reached a zero balance, a tuition credit can be applied to a single new registration or to multiple new registrations (the online registration system automatically tracks the tuition credit's expiration date and balance as the credit is applied to one or more new registrations).

Popular Seminars Fill Up and Sell Out

We reserve the right to reject registrations when a seminar has reached its full capacity (seating is limited at each location).  Register as early as possible to avoid any disappointment (registrations are processed on a "first-come, first-served" basis).

Unpopular Seminars are Cancelled

We reserve the right to cancel a seminar when too few paid registrations are received.  Cancellation decisions are typically made on each seminar location's Early Pay Cut-Off Date, based on the number of paid registrations received through that date (a minimum of five paid registrants per day is typically required to prevent a seminar's cancellation).
Tip: Your paid early registration will help insure that your preferred seminar location is not cancelled!

Correctly Identify Your AGTEK Product

Because Earthwork Software Services does not know which AGTEK products our seminar registrants may own and use, it is imperative that prospective seminar attendees correctly identify their AGTEK products to insure that they register and attend the appropriate seminar(s).  The surest way to identify an AGTEK product is to start the AGTEK program and select Help > About... from the program's pull-down menu, which will produce a window identifying the name, version number and release date of the product.  Otherwise, examine the product manuals delivered with your AGTEK system or call AGTEK at (925) 606-8197 and ask them to check their database to identify the AGTEK product.  It may be helpful to view this table (opens PDF) which compares functions available in AGTEK's various earthwork modeling products.  Please understand that tuition credits/refunds WILL NOT be extended to students who attend the "wrong" seminar.

Consider the Attendee's Experience and the Seminar Prerequisites

It is assumed that all seminar attendees have a familiarity with site grading plans and associated earthwork terminology (they understand what is meant by such terms as "existing grade", "design grade", "contour", "spot grade", "slope", "stripping", "cut", "fill", and "compaction")--those that are new to the civil construction industry might benefit from our beginners' learning resources.  For those attending the seminars only to make a product purchase evaluation, or only to understand what the products are capable of doing, no other prerequisites apply.  However, these fast-paced, lecture/demonstration style seminars are designed to take other attendees (those who are "hands-on" users of the products) well beyond the basic training provided to them by AGTEK at the time of purchase.  For hands-on users, the following prerequisites also apply:
Day 1:  Some prior hands-on experience with Earthwork 3D, SitePlan 3D, SiteModel 3D, GradeModel 3D, or Sitework 4D is strongly recommended.  Students with no prior hands-on experience may be overwhelmed by the volume and detail of information presented, especially if they will also be registering for the Day 2 and/or Day 3 seminars.  New AGTEK users are urged to get at least some hands-on experience with their AGTEK software before attending our seminars (see this FAQ).
Day 2:  Experience with the Day 1 "Earthwork Modeling Step-by-Step" topics is strongly recommended.
Day 3:  Proficiency with the Day 1 "Earthwork Modeling Step-by-Step" topics is strongly recommended.

Seminar Registration Confirmation/Invoice Displayed in Pop-Up Window

The Earthwork Software Services web site uses a pop-up window to display your registration confirmation and invoice (and a lot of other useful information too), but pop-up blockers on your computer will prevent you from viewing and printing this information.  To insure that you can view/print your seminar registration confirmation and invoice, please set your web browser and internet security software to allow this site's pop-up windows.  Consult our pop-up blocker tips page or your company's IT Manager if you have any questions regarding disabling your pop-up blockers.

Important Seminar Registration Notifications Sent by Email

Earthwork Software Services relies on email to quickly deliver critical information to you regarding your seminar registration (registration confirmation/invoice, venue announcements, late-payment notices, and registration cancellation notices).  Assuming that you provide a valid email address when registering, the Number One reason that will prevent you from receiving our email notices is the use of overly-aggressive SPAM filters on your organization's email server and/or on your local computer.  To insure that you do receive the email notices that we send to you, please set your SPAM filters to accept email sent by "EarthworkSoftwareServices.com" (our email notices will always include "AGTEK" in the Subject Line).  Consult our email tips page or your company's IT Manager if you have any questions regarding settings for your particular SPAM filters.

Web Site Terms of Use

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