3DNY has members in over 50 countries, and so we have been asked this question many times.
It's why we re-focused our 3DNY.ORG site to provide more long-form tutorials and to allow commenting/discussion. It is also why we require our (3DNY.COM) authors to write for the .ORG site. 3DNY, like New York, is an international community. I certainly wish our meetings could be more international! We will include as much content as possible from our meetings and seminars online for download.
Requests from our international members are actually what spurred us on to found 3DNY.COM which offers "MediaBooks". These are as close as you can get to a full seminar on DVD. (To use the Maya|Multi-Pass Rendering title as an example, it contains over 3 hours of video (tightly authored, not a video of someone fiddling with the computer), an additional 100-150 pages of advanced texts, over 1GB of project files, and it's all searchable. The video also offers English closed captioning which many of our international customers love as it's easier to read English than to worry about deceiphering accents.)
We also offer free/discounted MediaBooks for those that write for 3DNY (.org or .com), substantial student discounts, and event related discounts (ours, Siggraph, etc).
BTW, we have a great new article coming to the org site soon that talks about top 3D Shops in NYC and how this region is becoming another international hub for our industry. Look for it soon.
The NYC creative market relies heavily on international talent to add cultural influence to the art and commercial work.