The following is an announcement from the Association of Professional Genealogists:
The place "where family history professionals meet" this fall to develop business skills is in Austin, Texas at the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) Seventh Annual Professional Management Conference.
Genealogists and those in related professions at the conference, known as the PMC, will learn from the masters in a full day of lectures on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, in the Austin Convention Center. The PMC will be held in conjunction with Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and Texas State Genealogical Society's 2004 Conference from Sept. 8-11, where attendees will celebrate APG's 25th anniversary.
The PMC helps beginning to veteran professional genealogists, librarians, researchers, teachers, writers and others in family history to balance a variety of skills necessary to run a successful business.
Conference registration and program details are found at the APG Web site, www.apgen.org. The professional conference fee includes a separate syllabus, continental breakfast and networking luncheon, plus lots of fun with many door prizes. Early registration discounts end July 26, and space is limited.
Six in-depth PMC lecturers will cover these topics: "Just a Few Ways to Get the Ink on the Paper" (presented by Craig R. Scott, CGRS); "Effective Communications in the Age of Technology" (Michael J. Leclerc); "Quality, Time, and Completion: Developing a Research Plan" (two parts) (J. Mark Lowe, CG); "College and Adult Education Level Teaching" (John W. Konvalinka, CGRS, CGL), and "Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard in Difficult Situations: Client Research with Unexpected Results" (Helen F. M. Leary, CG).
Established 25 years ago in Utah, APG is the leading worldwide professional organization of genealogists and related professionals devoted to supporting high standards in the field. The group now has 21 chapters and more than 1,400 members in all populated continents and is based in Westminster, Colorado, near Denver.