Accordance Blog
May 12, 2016 Richard Mansfield

Upcoming Accordance Seminars and Shows: Summer 2016

seminar photo

Since Accordance has an international customer base, this summer we are going to have an international presence with our training seminars and other events.

Please visit our Seminars and Shows page for more information, and to register for any event below, please email register in advance at [email protected]

Here are all of our events coming up this summer. Check the dates and locations to see if we will be anywhere near you!

Sydney, Australia

Thursday, 19 May 2016
1 PM to 5 PM

Accordance Training: From Software to Sermon
(A seminar that aims to help pastors use Accordance Bible Software to prepare and present sermons.)

51 Druitt Street
Sydney, Australia
CMS Meeting Room
Level 5


Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Saturday, June 4, 2016
9 AM to 6 PM

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
14542 Choate Circle
Charlotte, NC 28273
Room: 122A


St. Louis, Missouri

Southern Baptist Convention
Tuesday and Wednesday
June 14-15, 2016

America’s Center
Booth #421
701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101


Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary
Monday, June 20
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

All-day training seminar

Download promo poster in Chinese or English.


Manila, Philippines

Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, Taytay
Saturday, June 25
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

All-day training seminar

Download promo poster.


Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang
Wednesday June 29 - Friday July 1

Seminar and sessions with faculty

Wednesday 2-5 PM (Introduction)
Thursday 8-11 AM (Sermon Preparation and Applied Studies)
Thursday 2-5 PM (Biblical Studies)
Friday 2-5 PM (Consultation)

Download promo poster.


Seoul, S Korea

ISBL Annual Meetings in Seoul
Sunday, July 3 - Thursday, July 7

Visit our booth in the exhibit area and attend our sessions during the meetings


Tuesday, July 5
Yonsei University - Location Pending
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Introduction to Accordance Bible Software


Wednesday, July 6
Yonsel University - Location Pending
1:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Accordance Bible Software Demo and Training


Saturday July 9
Torch Trinity Graduate University
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

All-day training seminar, open to all

Download promo poster.


Tokyo, Japan

Japan Bible Seminary Pastors' Conference
Monday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 13

Tuesday July 12 afternoon
One hour presentation and 2.5 hour training session

Open to all conference participants


Japan Bible Seminary
Wednesday, July 13

2.5 hour afternoon seminar for students


Ochanomizu Christian Center
Downtown Tokyo
Thursday, July 14
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

All-day training seminar

Download promo poster.


How to Register

The training seminars are free to all attendees. However, it greatly aids our planning if attendees do let us know as soon as possible if you plan to come, and inform us if your plans change.

To register, send an email to [email protected]. Please reference the name of the seminar location(s) you wish to attend. You can also use this address for any questions about the seminars.

See you this summer!

 

Jan 28, 2016 Richard Mansfield

Accordance in Chicago! [UPDATED]

 

Chicago skyline

The Accordance Team will be in Chicago for three events during the first week of February!

Moody Global Ministries We will have an exhibit at the Moody Bible Institute Founder's Week Conference from February 1-5. If you're attending Founder's Week, come by our booth for a personal Accordance demo or just to see what's new for the Accordance Library!

Plus, the Exhibitor Hall will be open to the public. If you would like to come see us, we will be set up in The Moody Church, 1630 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60610. Exhibit hours are from 5 to 10 PM.


There are two free Accordance Traning Seminars taking place during the week that anyone may attend:

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 (12 PM to 3 PM) 
(Special Focus on Greek and Hebrew)

The University of Chicago Divinity School
1025 East 58th Street
Swift Hall ~ Room 106
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Map and Directions

Saturday, February 6 (9 AM to 6 PM)
Community Fellowship Church
28 W 240 North Ave.
West Chicago, IL 60185
Room: #209 
Map & Directions

Note that anyone can come to our Training Seminars. You do not have to be attending Moody's conference to join us for our free Accordance Training Seminar.


If you plan to attend either of our seminars, please email us at [email protected] to register. And bookmark the Accordance Seminars and Shows page to keep up with Accordance events all year long!

We hope to see you soon in the Windy City!

 

Dec 3, 2013 David Lang

Thankful for my Remarkable Accordance Family

Last week, we brought our largest team ever to the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). While Accordance is based in Orlando, Florida, many key members of the Accordance team—including trainers, developers, marketing personnel, and associate scholars—are scattered across the United States and even throughout the world. These folks all telecommute really effectively, but we decided to use ETS/SBL as a pretext for getting many of them together in one place. For that reason, we actually brought more people to work the conferences than we really thought we would need.

SBL13

I was a little worried that with so many hands on deck, we would have Accordance staff standing around our booth with nothing to do, but the Accordance booth was so consistently busy that boredom was never a problem. I did lots of demos to new Accordance customers, many of whom were Windows users excited about finally having access to Accordance without the need for an emulator. The demos I enjoy the most are the ones where a Ph.D. student comes with a specific research need, or a professor comes with a new class they're preparing to teach, and they want to see if Accordance can help them. When they see what Accordance is capable of, it is not uncommon for their jaws to drop, their eyes to light up, or even for them to laugh involuntarily.

One of my favorite things about working the Accordance booth is the way our team of demonstrators works together to meet people's needs. It is quite common for one of us to begin a demo and then get asked a very specialized question: "Can you show me the new Hebrew Masora Thesaurus?"; "Is there a way to do this search using the MT-LXX Parallel?"; "Can you teach me how to create my own custom maps with the Atlas?" If this question is one that could better be answered by someone else on our team, the demonstrator will not hesitate to ask for help. The scholar with the MT-LXX search had three of us working on his problem before we finally came up with a solution, and he left feeling very well taken care of. The thing I love about this dynamic is the complete lack of ego among our team members. No one is afraid to ask for help. No one is tempted to try to fake their way through a demo. Everyone's focus is on finding the solution the customer needs, and I think people leave our booth knowing we truly care about the work they do.

LittleItaly

On the last night of SBL, our entire team enjoyed a wonderful company dinner at a restaurant in Baltimore's Little Italy. After dinner, we each said a few words about how we thought the conferences had gone. As I listened to each person's comments, I was struck by the degree to which each speaker was praising other members of the team—including team members who hadn't come to the conference. When someone mentioned that this year's brochure was really helpful, several people began praising the behind-the-scenes team members who had prepared it. When we discussed the excitement among some scholars over our new Masora Thesaurus, we were told about the remarkable scholar who had produced it, and the incredibly talented developer who had compiled the module. I never cease to be amazed at how quick my coworkers are to praise one another.

A few days later, I was back home with my family enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving. Among the things I'm most thankful for is the fact that I get to work with such amazing people who function more like a family than a mere company.

 

Nov 13, 2012 David Lang

Headed to Milwaukee and Chicago

It's that time of year again! This week the Accordance team will be converging on the cities of Milwaukee and Chicago for the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). While I'll be missing ETS for the first time in many years, I'll head to Chicago later this week to teach an Accordance training seminar and to help out at SBL.

If you'll be at those conferences or in those cities, there are several opportunities to meet Accordance staff and to learn from Accordance experts. Here's a rundown of where we'll be and what we'll be doing:

ETS Conference (Nov. 14-16): Look for us in Exhibit Hall B of the Frontier Airlines Center in Milwaukee. We'll be in booth #238.

Free Training Seminar in Chicago (Nov. 16): On Friday, while the rest of the team is breaking down the ETS booth and driving down to Chicago, I'll be teaching a seminar at Moody Bible Institute. If you're in the Chicago area and would like to attend, we'll be in room 319 of the Sweeting Building from 9 am to 5 pm. As with all our seminars, you're welcome to come and go as your schedule permits. To register for the seminar, e-mail us at seminars(at)accordancebible(dot)com. I hope to see you there.

SBL Conference (Nov. 17-20): You'll find us in Exhibit Hall F2 of the McCormick Place Convention Center’s West Building. We'll be in booth #539. As always, our booth is sure to be both large and extremely active.

The Accordance Booth at SBL 2010

Accordance Reception (Nov. 18): Want to come socialize with us in a more relaxed setting? We'll be hosting a reception in Suite 1879 of the Chicago Hilton from 7:30 to 9:30 pm on Sunday, November 18. Eager young students are finding that this is a great opportunity to network with top scholars—and just think how impressed they'll be that you're already using Accordance!

So there you have it. We have a busy week ahead of us, but it's always fun to put faces to names and help people get the most out of Accordance. If you can join us at any of these events, we look forward to seeing you!