If you haven't discovered some of the free educational seminars hosted by companies and magazines who are selling equipment, you should consider them for yourself and your students.
Yes, the companies are trying to sell you a piece of equipment BUT they are also providing information how the equipment can be used, the best way to use the equipment, and what are some of the most important applications in relationship to the biotech market. Some of my favorite webinars sources are Illuminia (sequencing), LC-GC (GC and HPLC), and BioTechniques.
What are some of your favorites? Please share them below.