2010 BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy “Tethering Tradition and Technology to Tighten Family Ties”
Tuesday, July 27 through Friday, July 30, 2010
Proposals are now being accepted for the 2010 BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, which will be held Tuesday, July 27 through Friday, July 30 at the Conference Center, BYU campus, Provo, Utah.
Each presentation will be 60 minutes in length, which includes time for questions and answers. Each presentation should reflect the latest status of research and publication on the topic. Please do not submit more than eight proposals.
The deadline for proposals is Monday, 1 March 2010. We welcome proposals that allow participants to gain new skills and helpful information in the following areas of family history and genealogy:
- Getting started in family history
- Classes specifically designed for those never having done research
- Other beginner topics
- Using new technologies for family research
- Research methodology: research process, pedigree analysis, evidence evaluation, tracing immigrants, etc.
- Beginning, intermediate, and advanced research methodology in:
- British Isles (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales)
- United States (regional topics)
- Other world areas
- Family organizations and collaboration
- Family History Center support and family history consultant training
Presentation style must be PowerPoint, lecture, or Internet. Conferences and Workshops will provide a laptop computer with wireless Internet connection in each classroom connected to a LCD projector. Speakers should plan to bring their PowerPoint slide show on a flash drive, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM. Be sure to have available a backup copy of your presentation. If yours is an Internet presentation, you must have screen shot backups in case of Internet failure.
Proposals should include:
- Full name of presenter
- Brief biographical sketch for the syllabus (50 words maximum)
- Title of presentation
- Class description used for advertising brochure and Web page (50 words maximum)
- Audience skill level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced)
- Medium of presentationPowerPoint
Internet—Requires screen shot backup in case of Internet failure
- Requested audio/visual equipment in addition to computer and LCD projector, which will already be in each room
- Current e-mail, mailing address, telephone number(s)
- List your previous experience presenting at conferences or workshops in the past three years, including titles of presentations
Speakers participating in the Conference will receive:
- Complimentary registration
- Conference syllabus
- $100 per presentation
- a bonus of $50 per presentation if your camera-ready syllabus materials:
- follow the syllabus guidelines listed above
- are submitted by midnight on Monday, 21 June 2010
Initial acceptance of presentation proposals will be sent by the program committee by the end of March 2010.