Tracking 2006 conference of International Society of Professional Trackers   



 
 
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TRACKING 2006
An International Conference of Trackers

Draft Program Schedule

Friday October 20th

  • 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.:   Arrival and check-in, set-up.

  • 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.:   Welcome, Introductions, Orientation.

  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.:    Dinner

  • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.:   Presentation Session I

  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.:   Animal Tracking in Wildlife Research: Observer Reliability and the Tracker Evaluation as a Training Tool, Jonah Evans and Ciel Wharton

  • 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.:   The Role of the Tracker in Private Game Reserves, Mathanjana "Renias" Mhlongo, and Alexander van den Heever

  • 8:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.: Storytelling, informal discussions, organizing of early bird activities.

Saturday October 21st

  • 6:30 – 8:00 a.m.:   For early risers: Informal tracking time and Day Break Thanksgiving

  • 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.:   Breakfast; sign-ups for Saturday presentation sessions and tracking groups; check-in continued

  • 8:45 – 9:00 a.m.:   Welcome and Orientation for new arrivals

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:   Presentation Session II

  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.:   Tracking Dangerous Game, Johnson Mhlanga and Adriaan Louw

  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:   ‘Trackeyeng’ and Relearning to See – Human Visual Perception and the Search Image in Tracking, Rob Speiden and David Moskowitz

  • 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.:   Lunch

  • 12:45 – 3:45 p.m.:   Presentation Session III

  • 12:45 – 2:45 p.m.:   Track Aging: Theory and Practice, David Moskowitz (2-hour, field session)

  • 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.:   The Black Rhino Project in the Karoo and The Nhordhoek Project on the Cape Penninsula, Louis Liebenberg and James "JJ" Minye

  • 3:45 - 4:00 p.m.:   Quick snack break

  • 4:00 – 6:15 p.m.:   Presentation Session IV

  • 4:00 – 6:15 p.m.:   Following Blood Trails: A SAR Perspective, Mark Gleason and C. Steve Frye

  • 6:15 – 7:00 p.m.:   Dinner

  • 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.:   Keynote Dinner Address – Louis Liebenberg and Mark Elbroch; Evaluation in Tracking: The History, Current Applications, and Becoming an Evaluator (1 hour address and 30 minute Q & A session)

  • 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.:   Presentation Session V

  • 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.:   In the Footsteps of the Ancestors: What Tracking Can Teach Us About the Past, Dr. David Kowalewski

  • 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.:   Tracking Lions, Ian Thomas and other African guests

  • 10:00 – 11:00 p.m.:   ISPT Annual Meeting – All Members Welcome

  • 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.:   Informal gatherings, night tracking, campfire, stories, etc.

Sunday October 22nd

  • 6:30 - 9:00 am.: For early risers: Informal tracking time and Daybreak Thanksgiving

  • 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.: Breakfast; pack-up, break camp, “check out” by 4:00 p.m.

  • 8:45 – 11:45 a.m.: Special Field Session: Trailing in the field led by our guest African trackers; limited to 25 participants!

  • 8:45 – 11:45 a.m.: Concurrent tracking activities for those who don’t participate in the field session; TBA

  • 11:45 - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch; Pack-up, break camp continued

  • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Presentation Session VI

  • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.: SAR Trackers: The Value Added Searcher, Del Morris

  • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Closing, thank you and see you next year!

 

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