The following announcement was written by the organizers of the 2007 BYU Computerized Genealogy Conference:
Lecture proposals are now being accepted for the 2007 Brigham Young University Computerized Genealogy Conference which will be held Friday, 16 March, and Saturday, 17 March 2007 at the Conference Center, BYU campus, Provo, Utah. Each lecture period will be 60 minutes, including questions and answers. All presenters are expected to use PowerPoint slide presentations and/or Internet. Conferences and Workshops will provide PC lap top computers with wireless Internet connection. Speakers should plan to bring their PowerPoint slide show on a flash drive, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM. Please be sure to also bring a backup of your presentation.
The deadline for lecture proposals is 1 December 2006. We welcome proposals that address the role of computers as applied to genealogical topics, such as research collaboration; genealogical methodology; digital sources (websites, CDs, DVDs, etc.); research in ethnic, religious, or racial groups; research in specific record types, such as census or vital records; research in U.S. or international regions; reference tools and finding aids; publishing (books, Internet, CD-ROMs, etc.); hardware or electronic gadgets; software (such as a comparison of how several programs cite sources or handle temple submissions); maps; migration; emigration or immigration; genetics or family medical history; and similar topics.
Lectures should focus on how to find, use, or publish digital information, not how to develop software. If you have technical lectures regarding software development, you may wish to answer the Call for Papers for the Family History Technology Workshop, a related one-day computer Workshop on Technology for experienced computer genealogists. It will be held Thursday 15 March 2007 at the BYU Conference Center (www.fht.byu.edu). These two conferences are scheduled one after another to give our attendees and presenters the opportunity to benefit from both conferences during the same week—Thursday is the technical workshop. If you are a programmer or experienced computer user and would like to participate in the software developers’ conference, please see their website for more details.
Compensation: Speakers participating in the Friday and Saturday (16-17 March 2007) Computerized Genealogy Conference will receive (1) complimentary registration, (2) conference syllabus, and (3) $75 per lecture, plus a bonus of $50 per lecture if your camera-ready syllabus materials are submitted by 15 February 2007. Out-of-state speakers selected to present four or more lectures will also receive hotel accommodations, $100 towards travel, and a cafeteria meal card covering the days of the conference.
In addition to your full name, lecture proposals should include:
- Lecture title.
- Brief description of lecture for advertising brochure and our Web page (50 words maximum).
- A short description of how your presentation will apply to computers or technology.
- Audience skill level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced).
- Medium of presentation (PowerPoint and/or Internet). (Do not use transparencies or 35mm slides.)
- Requests for audio/visual or computer equipment.
- Your e-mail, mailing address, telephone number (s), and fax number (if any).
- Brief biographical sketch for the syllabus (50 words maximum).
Please e-mail lecture proposals to Alan Mann or Kip Sperry in Word or Acrobat format no later than 1 December 2006. (Microsoft Word documents are preferred.)
Family History Library
Office: (801) 240-4320
Cell: (801) 718-1019
Brigham Young University
Office: (801) 422-5030
Cell: (801) 787-7961
More information about the conference may be found at http://ce.byu.edu/cw/cwcompu