Geek Week - Nov 13-17, 2021
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Host a Presentation at Geek Week 2021
Submission Dates: April 29, 2021 until May 20, 2021
Notifications will be sent out to all applicants before May 29, 2021
Your 2021 Hosting Organizations: APDT Australia, INTODogs UK, Pet Professional Guild Australia, Pet Professional Guild British Isles and the Pet Professional Guild.
Day 1 & Day 5
This year’s Geek Week will feature a special Day 1 and Day 5 where we will host presentations 24 hours a day. During these two days we will highlight author’s and their works with opportunities to hear book content and ask questions. You will have the opportunity to interact with our sponsors and their products, learning about their advantages and your questions will be answered. Together with a virtual cocktail party and prizes galore Geek Week 2021 will be something special.
Day 2, 3 & 4
On days 2, 3 and 4 to support the two General Sessions scheduled each day there will also be three other tracks simultaneously running a minimum of 3 hours apart. These tracks will run 24 hours each day.
Each of the three tracks will have its own theme, the track themes are:
Calling All Presenters:
Session #1 General Sessions
The General Session will be chaired by an Academic Keynote Speaker or Skill Expert. All attendees will be gathered in the same location to enjoy these sessions. General sessions will take place at 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET daily.
Session # 2 The A Track – An Academic Track
The A Track will feature national and international Academics introducing and discussing their research or reviewing the current literature in their field of endeavor. Each session will be scholarly in nature, breaking down a research subject, its data, findings, and recommendations. Presenters will hold high level qualifications in their presentation subjects, most often holding doctorates or in the final stages of their doctoral studies. They will all work at a university or further education institute. We make no apology for the fact that this will be a strictly science based, academic stream only.
Session #3 The B Track - A Behavior Track
The B-Track is a behavior ‘how-to’ track featuring highly proficient, hands-on, mechanically skilled dog trainers who will, throughout their presentations give attendees a takeaway ‘how-to’ of their subject. The scope of the How-To sessions will be narrow, and the knowledge available will be rich. Attendees will leave a ‘how-to’ session with a comprehensive understanding of how the presented skill is trained and performed. Each presentation will include the title, a breakdown of the task skills, the required criteria, the goals of the task, the training steps to teach/train the skill and will also include explanatory videos. Examples are: How to Counter Condition a Muzzle, How to teach a 3 skill behavior chain.
Session #3 The C- Track – The Consulting Track
The C-Track will cover consulting, marketing, and personal growth topics. This track is designed to support personal development and business growth skills. Topics may be academic in nature or may be operationally focused. They may also include human resource subjects. Subjects relative to both personal and business growth for everyone from private consultants to volunteer organizations and rescues/shelters.
Presenters will be invited to participate in the marketing of their sessions for the PPG Geek Week Event.