Although ClickerExpo is not strictly a scientific conference, its Sessions & Labs often have a scientific focus and always have a scientific basis. So, if you are a behavior nerd and proud of it, you’ll feel right at home. Here are the top five reasons why:
#5: We Live on the Edge
The leading edge. That’s a trite phrase unless there’s a track record to back it up—and we have that. Groundbreaking concepts and terminology that are now part of our training lexicon were introduced or popularized at ClickerExpo by ClickerExpo faculty members. Will you be there for the breakthroughs of 2017?
#4: Doctors Are in the House!
Dr. Susan Friedman and Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz anchor the behavioral science discussions at ClickerExpo, but no faculty member is left out. Kathy Sdao is one of those doctors, too, but she never uses the title. Ken Ramirez knows his science backward, forward, and up and down, while Eva Bertilsson practically lives on nothing else but research. Laura VanArendonk Baugh is insulted if you don't declare her a member of the nerd kingdom! Those are just some of the self-declared nerds. We also have ones that don’t even realize they are nerds!
#3: Fly, Baby Nerds, Fly!
#2: No Sacred Rats
We’re proud of the fact that clicker training is grounded in behavioral science. The science part is in our blood, so we go back and examine what others might take for granted or assume is true. Science pushes forward, and so do we.
#1: We Just Have to Dish: Training, Science & Nerdy Stuff with Kathy & Susan
Need I say more? That’s an actual course title. If that doesn’t get your inner nerd dancin’ you are reading the wrong blog post!
Bottom line: You are not alone. ClickerExpo is full of people just like you. Our scientists even have groupies. Join them, and be not ashamed!
Looking for specific course recommendations? Nerd out with these 2017 courses.
- Ideas that Should Die: Outdated, Outmoded & Misunderstood Behavior Science
- Food for Thought: The New Research on Human Cognition & Links with Animal Learning
- Consuming Research without Indigestion
- Dr. No: How Teaching an Animal to Say “No” Can Be the Right Prescription
- Inside Out: How Understanding Emotions Makes for Complete Training
- Poisoned Cues: Diagnosis, Analysis & Repair
- We Just Have to Dish: Training, Science & Nerdy Stuff with Kathy & Susan
For Baby Nerds
- A Moment of Science: Clicker Training 101
- Building Behavior: Shape the Future
- What a Cue Can Do: Developing Cueing Skills
- Train That Chain: Behavior Chains
If you are looking for great behavior courses for ClickerExpo 2016 in Denmark, you can view that schedule here.