Seattle was mentioned and several people indicated interest. I think they should be hubs of the housing industry and be areas that inspectors will feel are fair in travel time and distance. I think there are some naturals:
New England somewhere
for a start…
Add either Kansas City or St. Louis. KC could pull in all of MO, KS, most of OK, Omaha, etc. Plus it is easy to get to by airline. That should be a very important factor in deciding where to have it is accessibility.
Omaha. That was another name that just wasn’t coming to me. I used to live in Lincoln so couldn’t shake that out of my head. Of course Omaha is the more appropriate selection. St Louis was another one and a wonderful choice considering the other reasons to go there such as the arch etc.
Why not just in from the outer border lines of the corner states close to the next state in and thru the center of the US ocean to ocean and canada to mexico staying on the inside borders of those states, should cover the USA.
A while ago I visited my local county business council building and they had a room for video conferencing for education. The room held about 30-40 people. The instructor was in a distant location broadcast his “interactive” course across the country to other cities that also have these facilities.
I saw this as a excellent way to inexpensively hold continuing education seminars to many people at one time with minimal overhead and travel expenses for the instructor and the participants.
These video conference centers I’m sure are located only short distances from NACHI chapters around the country…all it needs is a little organizing with the chapter heads. National picks a date and time and the chapter presidents secure the location and charge the appropriate fees to pay for the room and also help pay for the instructor.
I brought this idea up to a member here that had started a home inspector training school or online school and he liked the idea, but I guess the business failed before it got off the ground.
I also brought it up to our state HI organization, but they didn’t want to hear it because they said it would deter people from attending their annual continuing education conference and thus a loss of revenue.