By the Pet Professional Guild
We’re Back – and Better than Ever! Geek Week: November 13-17, 2021 Early Bird Discount till July 31!
We had so much fun last year and learned so much about hosting virtual events that we only had one choice: hit the replay button to bring you Geek Week 2021 – The Sequel. It’s not just a repeat event. It includes all the best from Geek Week 2020 and more.
Based on attendees’ professional feedback, we have incorporated many of last year’s most popular features, and added several new ones, to create one dynamic event that will surely spark the Geek in all of us.
Geek Week 2021 is again hosted by four collaborating, aligned industry associations. Yes, we all succeed together! This gives us the rare opportunity to host a fabulous selection of international presenters from many disciplines, who will host virtual seminars across all time zones, over five days.
Given all of this, members of PPG, PPG Australia, PPG British Isles, APDT-Australia and INTOdogs can take advantage of the great registration rates we are offering our co-hosting organizations.
PPG events are well-known for the fun we create and enjoy as pet industry peers and professionals. After all, who doesn’t love SWAG, fabulous prize opportunities, and too much of a good thing?
Geek Week Warm-Up
Starting November 6, 2021, we will invite attendees to participate in a 7-day Geek Week Warm-Up offering daily raffles and presenter interviews. And when Geek Week 2021 – The Sequel launches on November 13, Geeks will be invited to put on their party clothes and join friends and colleagues at our GeekedUp Fancy Dress Virtual Cocktail Party to mingle and, of course, win more great prizes.
But the fun doesn’t stop there.
Geek Week 2021 will also feature a brand-new platform with enhanced attendee networking, chat functions and live Q&A’s. For the uber Nerd in in all of us, we will dig deeper into the science with our new GeeNerd track highlighting the leading edge in academia at its very best. The science is great, but when you can use science in the real world…oh what a feeling. Your Behavior “How To” track will offer virtual attendees specific, tangible skills, across many topics, that can be implemented into your own practice right away.
If you love your books, then we have you covered with our Meet the Author sessions. In these sessions, you can chat with and question your favorite authors, plus purchase a signed copy of their featured book.
Animal Shelter and Rescue
Finally, in honor of all the rescue heroes out there, Geek Week 2021 will be rescue-focused to support the ongoing education of shelter and rescue staff with scholarships, group discounts, networking areas and the ability to promote and fundraise on the Geek Week platform.
There is no such thing as learning too much when it comes to the pets we love and serve, but you may be wondering how to fit the whole Geek Week experience into your already busy lives. Never fear, there is no risk in missing your favorite topics or presenters. Attendees will have easy access to their continuing education units as each session will be recorded and available to you for six months after the event.
70 Industry Professionals
In a click, Geek Week 2021 – The Sequel offers all-access to international pet industry experts through seminars and Live Q&A sessions with each presenter. More than 70 industry professionals delivering more than 90 sessions, 24-hours a day to cover all time zones, over the course of five days. Come enjoy and benefit from the virtual camaraderie, peer networking and support from industry partners, sponsors, and exhibitors as we learn from each other to improve the lives of our pets and the people who care for them.