We’ve been talking up the big changes in store for Fetch dvm360 conference and how it’s delivering new 360-degree experience for attendees. Maybe you’ve been wondering how exactly all this talk has been put into practice.
You’re in luck! After launching Fetch dvm360 conference in San Diego on Dec. 7, 2017, we can now give an idea of what you’ll get when you attend and how it’s different than the conferences you’ve been to before.
A whole new look
From the website updates, you might have gathered a sense of the new look. This applied to the signage at the convention center to—intended to brighten up the place and deliver a friendlier, more conversational tone.
(Reminder: It’s OK to have some fun, even when getting down to the serious business of CE.)
A new final program
The attendee notebook in San Diego was a major departure from previous final programs. In addition to all that practical information, plenty of space was devoted for other uses too: namely, to take notes from sessions either as normal or in a doodly format. Who says something can’t look great and be functional?
The pillars of Fetch dvm360
Fetch dvm360 conference is centered around four central pillars—each event offers you the opportunity to focus on yourself in some way. In San Diego this looked like:
- Guided meditation sessions some mornings and afternoons (Nurture).
- A keynote address on the future of telemedicine by Dr. Eleanor Green, Texas A&M vet school dean (Inspire).
- Free breakfasts to start building networks (Connect).
- Resources from dvm360.com tied to session topics (Equip).
There’s now an app for that
We now have a shiny new app. The Fetch dvm360 conference app delivers up-to-date information concerning session locations and titles, speaker names and session proceedings. You can also favorite sessions you want to go to and build a schedule.
In addition, the app’s activity stream lets you share photos, ask questions and post about opportunities.
Customer service for the modern age
It’s no secret that introverts hate calling a customer service number. A new “text your question” service offered in San Diego provided without making it necessary to find the registration desk or spend too much time on the phone. Ah, the beauty of twenty-first-century technology.
Find a place of zen
Practice life is busy. So are veterinary conferences. It’s important to step back from all the chaos for a few minutes. To that end Fetch dvm360 conference in San Diego offered dog yoga on a couple mornings and a few different cat yoga sessions.
Taking adult learning to the next level
You know how the typical lecture format goes: Sit and listen to the speaker talk. But research has shown that shaking things up a bit helps everyone in the room retain more information. Taking a few short breaks during a session to stand up or ask questions actually makes it easier to refocus. (It turns out adult attention spans are only about 20 minutes long.) You’ll see more of this in 2018 as facilitators help get you involved and your brain engaged.
Fun in the exhibit hall
Speaking of taking a break, the exhibit hall is the place to go if you’re ready to take a temporary reprieve from all that learning. Some what we offered in San Diego included the Vet Confessionals Project, selfie booths to take photos with friends (or with kittens!), a caricature artist and therapy dogs and adoption societies that provided some much-needed furry comfort. (In San Diego, we even had a pig!)
The team is already hot on the ground to bring another fetching experience to Virginia Beach May 17-20, 2018. Be on the lookout for all these new great additions for all our 2018 shows.