Are these conferences really going to sell out?
Yes. Yes they are. There is a firm cap of 150 people per conference. This is because nothing is more valuable than meeting brilliant people in an intimate and vibrant setting. Our first year, Uncharted Veterinary Conference sold out in 10 weeks. We expect both conferences to sell out faster than that in 2017. Depending on how quickly they sell out, we may or may not add more conferences in 2019.
Are introverts going to hate this?
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.
Does everyone have an equal chance to get a spot in the conferences or online community?
Yes and No. Registration works in stages. First, 2017 attendees will have the chance to register for 2018. Then, 2017 members will have the chance to nominate new people for early registration for 2018. After that, registration of all remaining seats will open to the public.
How are Uncharted Conferences different from all the other conferences?
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.
No. It's a set price for one year which can be broken into monthly payments for your convenience.
How many workshops can I attend?
You can attend up to six 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.)
How will you keep the workshop sizes small?
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.
How will I know which workshops I want to attend?
Attendees will b provided with detailed information regarding the content of workshops and lecture/discussions prior to the conference to assist in selecting sessions.
There are three options for joining up with Uncharted. You can come to both Uncharted conferences (Uncharted & Uncharted: GSD) and be part of the online community, you can come to one of the two conferences and be part of the online community, or you can just join the online community. Choose what’s right for you then pay monthly or as one lump sum.
I REALLY WANT A SPOT!! What’s my best chance for getting one?
Sign up for the Uncharted newsletter at https://unchartedvet.com/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!
So, if I join the online community this year, I’ll get first shot at a conference spot next year?
Yes. Our members will always come first when it comes to registration for future events.
Can I see the live Uncharted conferences in the online community?
YES! Both of our conferences are filmed and archived versions go into the online school. It generally takes a month or so to get everything processed and edited, but then it’s all there. When you join the online community, you’ll already have access to the 2017 Uncharted conference including all the workshops, general sessions and the keynote address.
Can I register for the online community whenever I want?
No. There is a limited window to register for the 2018 online community. This is to help ensure a cohesive group and a to provide a certain level of confidentiality that can’t be achieved with people coming and going. Registration for 2018’s online community will close when all spaces are full or on February 15th, whichever is first.
Is there really a limit to how many people can be in the online community? That’s weird.
There is absolutely a limit to how many people can join. Right now that limit is 150 people. We want our community to really serve its members. We want them to have access to the people who can help them. We want them to get into ALL the courses they want, and have a meaningful, intimate experience when they do. We can’t offer this is we let too many people in.