March 3, 2014

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iATN® to Live Broadcast Educator Think Tank Panel
Discussion from VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo

BREA, Calif. — The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN�) and the Automotive Service Association (ASA)-Midwest have teamed up to live broadcast the Educator Think Tank Panel Discussion taking place on Friday, March 7, at 4 p.m., CST, during the VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo. To remotely attend this live event, please go to:

Prior to the one-hour panel discussion, educators will have had the opportunity to attend VISION training sessions specifically designed for them on topics including "Teaching to the YouTube Audience," "OBDII/CAN Update to MODEs $01 - $0A," "Using Mobile: What has Happened? How Do I Get on Board?" "Engaging Today�s Learners" and "Grant Writing Workshop - Demystifying the Process." The panel discussion will give educators a forum to discuss the topics and summarize the knowledge gained from the day�s sessions.

Rick Escalambre, a former shop owner and instructor at Skyline College, San Bruno, Calif., will moderate the Educator Think Tank Panel Discussion. Panelists will include Jeff Curtis, a diesel technology instructor at Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, Wash.; Paul Danner, an instructor at Rosedale Technical Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Tim Dwyer, an instructor at Oklahoma State University, Okmulgee, Okla.; Bill Lieb, an automotive technology instructor at the Fort Osage Career and Technology Center, Independence, Mo.; and Doug Mueller who has more than 30,000 hours of automotive training both as a student and teacher and is the owner of TecHelp, a training company in Northern California. For more detailed bios on the Educator Think Tank moderator and panelists, visit:

"The live broadcast gives interested parties who are unable to attend the event in person a chance to observe and interact with fellow industry participants," said Scott Brown, iATN president. Viewers will be able to interact in real-time and provide live feedback during the event. A video recording will be available in the iATN Educators Forum and on the iATN YouTube Channel for those who miss the live broadcast:

iATN was founded in 1995 and is the largest online community of automotive technicians, repair shop owners and other allied service professionals in the world with more than 79,000 active members from 160 countries. iATN members exchange technical knowledge with their peers around the globe, collectively sharing over 1.9 million years of experience.

The iATN Mission of Excellence: To promote the continued growth, success and image of the professional automotive technician by providing a forum for the exchange of knowledge and the promotion of education, professionalism and integrity. For additional information about iATN or to join, visit


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