Conference Schedule

3:00pm - 6:00pm     Conference check-in

8:00am - 9:00am     Conference check-in
9:00am - 9:15am     Conference Welcome

9:15am - 11:00am   

Staying above it all: how to achieve excellence amid chaos presented by Jamie Migdal
11:15am - 12:00pm

#Systemizing and #Prioritizing Social Media - It's not an afterthought presented by DeDe Lally and Clayton Jones

12:00pm - 2:00pm  Lunch Break (on your own)

2:00pm - 3:30pm   

Technology in a Non-Tech Industry presented by Bill Broun and Ben Jacobs
3:40pm - 4:45pm   

Building your business through community partnerships presented by Ana Zorilla

5:00pm - 7:00pm    Meet and Greet Reception​ in the Pre-function space on the second floor
7:00pm - 12:00am Hospitality Suite open


9:00am - 10:40am

Deciphering Canine Signals presented by Paul Mundell
10:50am - 12:00pm

How to Avoid Having a Bad Day!  presented by Robert Thompson

12:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch Break (on your own)

12:00pm - 5:00 pmVendor showcase

2:00pm - 3:00pm (Manager breakout session)

How to Manage Your Boss presented by Ashley Sorrells
2:00pm - 3:00pm

We can do this better! Improving employer/employee dynamics presented by Tonia Askins

3:10pm - 4:00pm (Manager breakout session)

Different strokes for different folks: broadening our viewpoint on incentivizing behavior  Panel 
3:10pm - 4:00pm

Oops I did it again! Opening a second location Panel

4:15pm - 5:00pm

How Do I Get Money for That?  presented by Brian Faulk

5:15pm - 5:45pm  Join us!: Committee Information Session (Hospitality Suite)
7:00pm - 9:00pm   Networking in Rosedown - Focus: Social Media Blackmail
7:00pm - 12:00am  Hospitality Suite open

7:00am - 5:00pmVendor Showcase

9:00am - 10:30am

Animal Law: Microchips, lost dogs, and breakups: how to handle pet custody battles presented by Machelle Hall
10:45am - 12:00pm

Digital Marketing: It's more than puppy pictures and poo emojis  presented by Christopher Disch

12:00pm - 2:00pmLunch Break (on your own)

2:00pm - 3:00pm (Breakout session)

The technology continuum…where does your business stand?presented by Brian Linning
2:00pm - 3:00pm (Breakout session)

Additional Revenue: On-Site, Offsite, Outta Sight ServicesPanel

3:10pm - 4:05pm (Breakout session)

How to acheive predictable, stable recurring income for your daycare   Panel
3:10pm - 4:05pm (Breakout session)

Disease Management  Panel

4:15pm - 4:40pm

Ok, now what? presented by David Clegg

4:40pm - 4:45pm  Announcements/Closing Remarks

7:00pm - 9:00pm  Networking in Rosedown - Focus: Company Culture
7:00pm – 12:00am Hospitality Suite open

Thursday - ​The networking continues!
Activities to choose from:

SPCA Tour and service project

Culinary and Cultural Tour

Swamp Tour

French Quarter and Cemetery walking tour

7:00pm - 12:00am Hospitality Suite open

Owners of Dog Daycares

The ODD Ball 2020 

January 20 - 23

Doubletree by Hilton, New Orleans