FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Choosing Labs and Sessions
Yes. If the Lab you want is full, you can place your name on the waitlist and also select another Lab that is open. Here's how it works:
- As attendees change their schedules, spots open up.
- When a spot opens up, you will be notified by email in the order you joined the waitlist.
- To add the Lab, see the question see Section 3: View/Modify Registration.
- You will have 24 hours before the next person on the waitlist is notified. Details will be provided in the e-mail.
**Please Note: Being on the waitlist does not guarantee you the next available spot. When a spot opens up, you will be notified in the order you were waitlisted, and new registrants will be able to register, but only the first to do so will be added. We encourage you to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email contacts to ensure receipt of all emails.
**Learning Lab limits will still apply when you are notified for an open spot. If you choose to add a lab you have been notified of, but have reached your limit, you will need to modify your schedule.
If an opening occurs prior to the start of Expo, we will contact you by email. Once Expo has begun:
- If there is a Lab that interests you, check with the Expo Registration Desk for availability. If there is space they can register you for that Lab.
- Open Labs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The options for Labs are:
- Observer — you are going to the Lab to watch only. If you have a service dog or a small dog that fits under your seat, you may bring the dog with you, but you should not work with your dog during the Lab.
- Dog & Handler — you will be bringing a dog with you and you will be working with your dog during the Lab. See participant notes in individual course descriptions for a more detailed understanding of the skills required and activities planned for each Lab.
- Demo Volunteer - you are going to the Lab to watch only and volunteer your dog to be handled by a speaker and/or lab coach in a Lab demonstration.
Service dogs are always welcome.
You will see that Learning Labs frequently list another course as a "prerequisite." To keep the Labs at the appropriate pace, speakers will assume that you have attended the prerequisite Session.
- If You Are a Participant: If you intend to work with your dog in a Lab, you must attend the prerequisite Session. The Labs build on the material in the prerequisite Session; you would have a difficult time keeping up with the Learning Lab if you did not attend the prerequisite Session.
- If You Are an Observer: If you are attending a Lab as an observer, we recommend that you attend the prerequisite Session as well, but it is not a requirement. As an observer who has not attended the prerequisite Session, please refrain from asking questions during the Lab. Those questions were likely answered in the prerequisite Session.
Participants in a Learning Lab may not skip the prerequisite Session. The purpose of the Lab is to put into practice concepts, skills, and ideas presented in the prerequisite course. The instructor will assume that you have been to the prerequisite Session and will conduct the Lab on that basis. Show that you respect other participants' time and get the most out of the Lab by attending the prerequisite Session.
If you are attending a Lab as an observer, we recommend that you attend the prerequisite Session as well, but it is not a requirement. As an observer who has not attended the prerequisite Session, please refrain from asking questions during the Lab. Experience has shown that those questions were likely answered in the prerequisite Session.
ClickerExpo 2020 registration includes access to more than 75 courses, including observer spots in Learning Labs (on a space-available basis). You also have access to reserve working spots in Labs. There is a $12.95 fee for dog and handler spots in Learning Labs; participant and observer spots are complimentary.
Dogs at ClickerExpo
Yes! Bringing your dog to ClickerExpo is entirely your decision. With or without your dog, you’ll have an incredible experience. Here are some things to think about when deciding whether or not to bring your dog: Bringing a Dog to ClickerExpo.
By agreement with the speakers, attendees may not audiotape or videotape during Sessions or Labs. Please avoid using flash cameras during videos or demonstrations. If you are taking still pictures, please don’t obscure the view for other people by moving in front of them.
During the conference Sessions and Labs, please silence all cell phones. Please take all private conversations into the hotel foyer/lobby areas while the speakers are presenting.
Write them down—that’s what the pages in the back of this program are for! You may find that your question is answered later in the Session. If not, ask your neighbors during lunch or break times—it’s a good way to make new friends. Many attendees are very sophisticated clicker trainers and can answer 19 out of 20 of the most burning questions you may have. Faculty members are often available for informal discussion in the halls and between Sessions.
Please refrain from bringing up your own experience during a lecture, i.e. “My dog always...” or “My horse never...” Attendees should reserve these type of questions for one-on-one conversation.
Appropriate questions will be based off course subject-matter or will be questions that will benefit a larger audience's collective learning.