Tracks User Experience Conference 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas

2017 Tracks UX Corpus Christi - February 27 & 28, 2017
Hosted by Texas State Aquarium

This conference is our annual gathering of Tracks users and is a great time to see what's new, what's coming up, and discover ways to make the most of using Tracks at your zoo or aquarium.

This is a great opportunity to learn how to get the most out of Tracks Software. All kinds of Tracks users are welcome, and will find the sessions valuable: Curators, medical staff, lab staff, keepers, registrars - anyone who uses Tracks and would like to know more. We also welcome non-Tracks users to attend. If you’re interested in getting a better look at the software and talking to people who use it, you can’t beat this event.

Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday, and continental breakfast and lunch on Tuesday are provided.

Please note: conference sessions will take place at the Holiday Inn, Downtown Marina, NOT at the Texas State Aquarium. Shuttle service will be available between the Holiday Inn and Texas State Aquarium for UX-related group outings.

The hotel does have an airport shuttle available. You will need to arrange your shuttle with the front desk in advance by calling (361) 882-1700.

Book a room at the Holiday Inn by phone: (361) 882-1700.

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Individual Support Sessions

Answering your questions is always a priority, and we got great feedback on individual support sessions last year. So, we're offering personal training/support sessions on Tracks in conjunction with the conference again. You can schedule one with us on Sunday before the conference starts and also after 6 p.m. or so on Tuesday, when the conference is officially over, or on Wednesday morning. If you bring us coffee, we'd even consider early morning Monday or Tuesday. If you're interested, contact us to schedule your block of time.
Conference Schedule: Do note that sessions will go all day Tuesday.
We’ll discuss best practices, institutional customization, tips and tricks, and advanced uses of many Tracks features.
Sunday evening
Unofficial, informal gathering at the Executive Surf Club, which is just a few blocks from the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina. Find the Executive Surf Club. The Tracks team will be hanging out here starting about 6:30 p.m. and anyone is welcome to come join us. 
Monday morning: Marina View Conference Room at the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina
8 a.m. Continental breakfast
Morning sessions:
(Collecting) Permits Module
Events Wizards
Animal Transactions
Administrative Odds and Ends
Backup and Disaster Recovery
Reports Session
My Tracks
Pocket Tracks

Noon: lunch in Holiday Inn conference room

Monday afternoon sessions: Marina View Conference Room at the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina
Enclosure and Water Quality
Medical Session
Mortality and Necropsy
Mid-afternoon: Shuttle to Texas State Aquarium for tours and fun
Evening at Texas State Aquarium
6 p.m. Dolphin Bay opens for our group. Please, no early birds!
6:30 p.m. Dinner
Shuttle back to Holiday Inn afterward
Tuesday morning: Marina View Conference Room at the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina
8 a.m. Continental breakfast in Holiday Inn conference room
Morning sessions:
Records Cornerstone: Daily Wizard & Daily Report Session
Husbandry Record Keeping
Guest Engagement
Diet and Feeding
Staff Training and Ongoing Support

Noon: Boxed lunches - have a picnic if you want!

Tuesday afternoon sessions (until 5 p.m.) Marina View Conference Room at the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina
Ambassador Animals
Animal Training
Biofacts Session
Animal Data Sharing
Zoo Monitor