Global Online Animal Training Summit

What is GOATS?

GOATS is a 2 day virtual event catered towards professionals and aspiring professionals who work with exotic animals in managed care. This event is primarily focused on providing attendees with information designed to enhance practical application skills and knowledge. There is also a special emphasis on providing evidence based information. Presenters have been carefully chosen for their quality content and engaging presentation skills. This event also features live training demonstrations from around the world.  Participants also have the opportunity to partake in a Mastermind Session in which we discuss a hot topics in the animal training field.

There are several affordable registrations options. However live attendance is limited! We do encourage securing your spot early to ensure the opportunity to engage in the live training demonstrations,  live Q & A with our presenters, and our Mastermind Sessions.


When is GOATS?

November 14th -15th,  2020 (Sunday and Monday)

9:00 AM to 6:45 PM (18:45) Central Time (Austin, TX, USA) 

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GOATS FAQS

SCHEDULE

Each day will feature 4 presentations, 2 live training demonstrations and we will have one Mastermind Session. We will take a break for lunch. However we will have special viewing options you won't want to miss during the lunch break. We recommend trying to stick around.  You will also have the option to ask questions of the presenters after each session as well as ask questions from our trainers providing demonstrations. Here is a link to the general schedule. (Please note the schedule is subject to change to accommodate our panel of international presenters and live training demos.)

 

SCHEDULE

Each day will feature 4 presentations, 2 live training demonstrations and we will have one Mastermind Session. We will take a break for lunch. However we will have special viewing options you won't want to miss during the lunch break. We recommend trying to stick around.  You will also have the option to ask questions of the presenters after each session as well as ask questions from our trainers providing demonstrations. Here is a link to the general schedule. (Please note the schedule is subject to change to accommodate our panel of international presenters and live training demos.)

 

SPEAKERS AND TRAINING DEMOS

Confirmed speakers are Gerry Creighton (Ireland), Dr. Parvene Farhoody (USA), Hillary Hankey (USA), Barbara Heidenreich (USA), Jim Mackie (UK), and Annette Pedersen (Denmark.) You can learn more about them by visiting this page. Training demonstrations are currently planned to be streaming live from the following facilities: Avian Behavior International and Copenhagen Zoo. More presenters and demonstrations will be announced as they are confirmed! (These are subject to change. The schedule will become more finalized as our event dates get closer.)

 

REGISTRATION OPTIONS AND ACCESS TO CONTENT

We have two categories of Registration: Members and Non-Members. Members refers to people who belong to the online education program www.AnimalTrainingFundamentals.com (See our terms for the definition of "member".) Registration allows you to participate in the live event. You will also receive access to the recorded versions of the presentations from presenters who have granted permission to record. Live Training Demonstrations, the Mastermind Session,  Live Q and A, Virtual Swag Bag, and Drawings are all features of the live registration. 

Registration Member Live Event: $40 with current active membership (see terms)

Registration Non Member Live Event:  $80

Access to Presentation Recordings Only: $65

Visit the Registration Page to Compare the Benefits of Each Option. Registration is open.

 

GOODIES

Virtual Swag Bag: Each registrant will receive access to the virtual Swag Bag. This features a variety of virtual gifts, free offers, educational material, discounts, coupon codes, etc. from our sponsors and other providers that we selected especially for this event.

Summit Super Prizes:  Each day a name will be chosen from all the registrants to receive a free individual lifetime membership to www.AnimalTrainingFundamentals.com valued at $399/year US. We will also give away 1 Premium Annual Membership Valued at $270 US to the www.AvianBehaviorLab.com. Winners to be announced via recorded video during the lunchtime entertainment and notified via email. You do not need to be present to win, but trust me it will be more fun! (Current members will have their memberships amended)

GOATS Gifts: You will have more opportunities to win super cool prizes from our awesome sponsors (scroll to the bottom of the page to view some of our supporters). Winners to be announced via recorded video during the lunchtime entertainment and/or breaks and notified via email. You do not need to be present to win, but trust me it will be more fun!

 

SPONSORS

We have some great sponsors supporting this educational opportunity. These sponsors were also selected because we believe in their products. Participants can look forward to a virtual swag bag featuring great deals from our sponsors. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see some of our sponsors. More sponsors coming soon!

Interested in being a sponsor? Contact: Whereitsat@barbarasffat.com

 

MEET YOUR HOST

As an animal training consultant who prior to the pandemic traveled the world I have been fortunate to get the know some brilliant animal professionals. I have often felt that my own professional growth and development can be attributed to having the opportunity to do many things with our presenters including:  train animals, engage in deep discussions, develop projects, teach workshops, present at conferences, interview them for my podcast and learn from their presentations, to name just a few.  These are the people who raise everyone up. They may not be out there seeking the spotlight, even though they deserve it in my opinion.  I am excited to be able to bring them to you, especially during a time when travel has become a greater challenge for many.

Believe it or not I had the idea for GOATS in the "before times", that is pre-pandemic. I even had the logo and the domain name already in place. But traveling around the world for animal training consulting work made it difficult to find time to organize this event. When our world changed drastically it became clear it was really time for GOATS to go, go, go! Additionally technology made it easier to organize online events. So perhaps the idea isn't so original anymore, but that is OK, because now it is easier to accomplish. And with my online education platform in place, 2020 was the time to bring you these great presenters and excellent information.  The exotic animal training community was in need of an affordable opportunity to share expert knowledge more globally at a live event. The first GOATS was so well received, we are back with our amazing line up, topics and demonstrations. I can't wait for you to join us for two unforgettable days of learning. ~  Barbara Heidenreich www.AnimalTrainingFundmantals.com

 

TERMS AND POLICIES

Here are the main items to know. More details can be found on the Terms and Policies Page

Refunds: Refunds are permitted up to Midnight Central time (Austin TX, USA) November 7th , 2021. Minus a $5 service charge. This is because merchant servers charge a fee we do not recover for refunds. Refunds are not provided on the recorded material. To request a refund, please email Whereitsat@Barbarasffat.com. You will need to provide the email with which you used to make the purchase.

Recording: Personal recording with your own equipment is not permitted. Please see the Terms and Policies Page for more information.

Conduct: We do have a Code of Coduct. Please see the Terms and Policies Page for more information.

Agree: By registering for this event you agree to the Terms, Policies and the Code of Conduct. Please see the Terms and Policies Page for more information.

 

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