ODD Ball 2019
The ODD Ball is 5 days of learning, networking and brainstorming with fellow Owners of Dog Daycares. The speaker topics are chosen from suggestions made by the group and often the speakers are group members themselves - we strive to keep the focus of the conference relevant to what ODDs struggle with on a daily basis - no sales pitches from vendors! We also have added optional tours of local doggie daycares on Wednesday afternoon as well as Thursday.
As many who have attended previously can attest, some of the best learning opportunities come from networking - getting to know fellow owners and having "after hours" discussions! To facilitate this, we open the conference every year with a meet and greet reception, and we organize at least one optional social outing. There is also a suite available for the duration of the conference that can be used to mingle, chat and hang out.
The ODD Ball grew out of the need for a conference that addresses the unique issues and concerns of those who own and manage dog daycare facilities. Many of the conference offerings in the pet care industry miss the mark. Therefore, this group decided we wanted a conference put on by us, geared toward us and presented by those in OUR group who have expertise in various aspects of our industry.
Out of this desire arose the 1st annual ODD Ball which was held in January 2015 in Las Vegas. The first ODD Ball was huge success. So we decided to do it again - bigger, better and even more fun! In January 2016 we held the ODD Ball in Orlando Florida. The ODD Ball 2017 was held in beautiful San Diego, California. In 2018 we held the ODD Ball in Nashville, TN. Dog daycare owners and managers from around the world joined us for 3 full days of professional and personal growth, networking with others in the industry, and a whole lot of fun! The ODD Ball 2018 will be held in Austin from 1/27/19 - 1/31/19!