03 June 2010

Florida: FLorida State Gen Society conference, November 2010

The Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS) is planning for its 34th conference in November 2010, at the Hyatt Regency, Sarasota.

Maureen Taylor - The Photo Detective - will be the keynote speaker and give four presentations. The event has a functioning blog.

The event is scheduled for November 12-13 and the Call for Papers ends May 28. Interested in presenting? Here's the information.

The Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS) is accepting program proposals
for the 2010 Conference (the 34th Annual FSGS Conference) which is scheduled to
be held 12-13 November 2010 in Sarasota, Florida.

Among the topics being considered are lectures on Computers/Technology, Beginning Genealogy, Online and General Research Sources, (i.e. New Family Search, Footnote, Ancestry.com, etc) Florida Research (i.e., history, available records, repositories) Ethnic or Religious Groups, Immigration/migration, Society Management (including society websites, technology and publishing) and broader genealogical topics including methodology, problem solving, publishing, military records, land records, etc.

Submit the following for the one-hour sessions (including 10 minutes Q&A):

1. The title of the lecture and a brief, but specific, outline and/or abstract.
2. Short summary for the program schedule (one or two sentences).
3. Audience skill level (i.e., beginner, intermediate, advanced or any mixture.)
4. Speaker's name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail.
5. Brief speaker's biography (150 words or less)
6. Brief resume of recent lectures the speaker has given.

Camera-ready syllabus material (due October 1) is required for each presentation (lecture, seminar or workshop). The syllabus will be distributed at the conference.

Each speaker may submit up to six proposals, but may only present a maximum of three sessions. Accepted speakers will receive a limited compensation package).
Send proposals as PDF or Word doc to the FSGS Conference Chair Cindy Hineman, who will also answer any conference-related questions.
For more information on the FSGS, click here.

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