One of the larger annual genealogy conferences in North America is that of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). Held in a different city each year, FGS conferences typically attract 1,500 to 2,000 attendees over a four-day period. I have attended most of the FGS conferences of the past twenty years and must say that I have enjoyed them. From what I hear, this year's conference will be as good as any of the past events, possibly better.
The 2007 annual FGS conference will be held at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on August 15 through 18. Fort Wayne is especially appropriate this year because the nearby Allen County Public Library contains one of the largest genealogy collections in the world with more than 50,000 volumes of compiled genealogies, nearly 5,000 genealogies on microfiche, numerous family newsletters, and access to almost all significant online genealogy databases. Best of all, the library is housed in a brand-new, state-of-the-art complex that opened only a few months ago.