FGS 2013 Conference Week Overview

Are you planning on attending the 2013 Federation of Genealogical Societies 2013 Conference this coming August? As one of the conference co-chairs, I am excited to share this 2013 FGS Conference Week Overview. The actual conference website debut is just days away. Be sure to check www.fgsconferenceblog,org for big announcements! The conference hotels are filling fast and details on those are on the blog.

Monday, August 19
∙    Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center open 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Tuesday, August 20
∙    Librarian’s Day (all day)
∙    Q&A panel and genealogy consultations in the afternoon, 2-5 p.m.
∙    Onsite registration begins, 3-7 p.m. (additional hours each day – see conference website)
∙    Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center open 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Wednesday, August 21
(Focus on Societies Day)
∙    Plenary session
∙    Lecture sessions all day (27 sessions + 1 workshop)
∙    FGS Opening Social Evening sponsored by findmypast.com
∙    Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center open 9 a.m.-Midnight (extended hours!)

Thursday, August 22

∙    Keynote session
∙    Grand opening of Exhibit Hall
∙    Lecture sessions all day (31 sessions + 2 workshops)
∙    Vendor Demonstrations
∙    GenSpiration Sessions
∙    3 luncheons
∙    Extended Exhibit Hall hours until 7:30 p.m. (with door prizes!)
∙    Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center open 7 a.m.-Midnight (extended hours!)

Friday, August 23

∙    Lecture sessions all day (47 sessions + 2 workshops)
∙    Vendor Demonstrations
∙    GenSpiration Sessions
∙    3 luncheons
∙    “Journey Through the Generations with Our Veterans” local host societies evening event at the Allen County Public Library sponsored by FamilySearch
∙    Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center open 7 a.m.-Midnight (extended hours!)

Saturday, August 24
∙    Lecture sessions all day (47 sessions + 2 workshops)
∙    Vendor Demonstrations
∙    GenSpiration Sessions
∙    3 luncheons
∙    Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (extended a.m. hours!)

Sunday, August 25
∙    Farewell Brunch 9-11 a.m. (with door prizes!)

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