Yes. Yes they are. There is a firm cap of 140 people for our April Conference. This is because nothing is more valuable than meeting brilliant people in an intimate and vibrant setting. Depending on how quickly they sell out, we may or may not add more conferences in 2020.
No. At least, we try really hard to make sure they don’t. Yes, there is a ton of socializing and meeting people and talking about your practice, career, goals, challenges, etc. However, half of the team that works to plan Uncharted conferences is introverted and we are very aware that some people will need downtime to recharge batteries. These conferences are exhausting (think: best-vacation-ever exhausting), but you will have a lot of control over how you spend your time.
Yes and No. Registration works in stages. First, 2019 members will have the chance to register for 2020. Then, 2019 members will have the chance to nominate new people to become members and register for 2020. After that, registration for membership and conference attendance will be promoted to the public.
That’s a big question. Definitely review our conference web pages to get all the insight, but briefly… Uncharted is all about taking the perfect number of the brightest, most enthusiastic veterinary business/communication/marketing geeks in the world and putting them all together in a tiny, swanky hotel with incredible food, a fanatical focus on getting them to know each other, a 15:1 attendee to instructor ratio, and educational topics that are more advanced than traditional vet conferences. We pump in enthusiasm, energy, and an attitude that anything is possible. Seriously, last year people cried when it was over.
You can attend up to five workshops. However, lecture and discussion sessions will also be happening on the main stage. How many workshops you do depends entirely on how many lecture/discussion you choose to do (and also whether you choose to use one of your sessions to work on the skill you have just learned or take a break from the action to recharge. Both of those activities are totally fine as well.)
We are using a system similar to college registrars to allow attendees to rank their preference before the conference begins. We will then provide each attendee with a personalized schedule to ensure optimal workshop sizes with no stress.
Attendees will be provided with detailed information regarding the content of workshops and lecture/discussions prior to the conference to assist in selecting sessions.
You can pay all at once, or you can sign up for a convenient payment plan. If you decide later you want to go to a conference, you can purchase the conference separately if space is available.
Sign up for the Uncharted newsletter. Public registration open dates will be emailed out every year. That will also be the first place we announce when registration is live. Keep an eye on your email and be ready!
A Facebook Workplace account is required if you want to take full advantage of the online community. You can, however, attend the live events, take courses in the online school without it. If you want to view Uncharted events through live-streaming you will need an account. Uncharted conferences are designed to stand alone and be incredible experiences. Participation in the online community is therefore optional (but highly recommended).
A UVC Community Membership will expire after 365 days from the day of purchase and will automatically renew next year. If you choose not to automatically renew, you will be removed from the online school and Facebook Workplace at the end of the 365 days. After purchasing your membership, you’re able to purchase our 2020 conferences.
We provide on-demand CE, as well as CE for our live events.
RACE CE is valuable and generally approved for traditional means of education (lectures, webinars, workshops etc). We do some of this and pick up RACE CE for our members when possible. However, most of our members don’t need more RACE CE than we provide and getting more doesn’t seem to be a priority for them. Also, we have chosen to focus on discussing the problems our members are facing and addressing them using whatever tools make the most sense (online coaching sessions, Facebook discussions, articles, meet ups at other conferences, etc). Many of these approaches simply don’t allow RACE CE certification. We also pride ourselves on getting great educational resources to people quickly when a problem arises. Getting RACE CE approval just takes too long for how quickly we try to move, and most people would rather have a great discussion of how to address a struggle they’re having right now than wait a few weeks and get another hour of RACE CE credit. Again, RACE CE is great and important, and we make sure to provide it, but ultimately we value the educational experience over counting CE credits.
No. It’s not a problem. We’ve got you covered. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific questions or additional dietary requests.
You certainly may. For 2020, we will continue to require a Guest Pass for purchase and we will host them at the opening banquet and our evening events. However, please know that there is very little downtime and everything is geared towards immersing attendees in the culture and community while they are there. You will meet some of the most interesting people in veterinary medicine and you will have opportunities to socialize with them. You won’t want to miss many of those chances.