The Ohio Genealogical Society is accepting proposals for their 2011 Annual Conference at the Hyatt on Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio. Deadline for submissions is 30 June 2010. Lectures will be one hour long, including a ten minute question and answer period. Submissions for workshops, especially for Thursday afternoon, will be considered.
In 2011, OGS will be inaugurating our newest Lineage Society, the Century Families of Ohio. This society will include those members who have ancestors who were first time residents of Ohio from 1861 to 1911. Therefore we are specifically looking for African American, Scandinavian, Southern and Eastern European, and late 19th Century and early 20th Century topics. In addition, proposals are being sought in a variety of areas including beginning genealogy, Ohio‐specific topics, states associated with Ohio (through migration into or out of the state), methodology, technology, ethnic topics, writing/publishing, immigration, preservation, etc. In addition, we are seeking proposals on military resources, business/industrial records, fraternal and service organizations, and proof standards. Previous speakers are encouraged to submit new or new to the Ohio conference proposals.
Proposals should include the following information:
Speakers who have not lectured at a state, regional, or national conference are encouraged to submit an audio or video tape of a recent lecture.
- Lecture title and concise outline of content
- Short summary (50 words or less) for the program brochure
- Audience level (beginning, intermediate, advanced, all)
- Audio‐visual requirements
- Speaker’s full name and contact information, including postal address, e‐mail address, telephone and fax numbers
- Speaker’s biographical data
- Speaker’s resume of recent lecture experience
Speakers will receive an honorarium, travel expenses, hotel, per diem, and complimentary conference registration. Please note that OGS does not provide computers or LCD projectors to speakers for presentations at the conference.
Interested individuals may submit any number of proposals. They can be submitted electronically to 2011Program@ogs.org. Subject line: 2011 Conference Proposal. Those speakers using the postal service need to send two copies of each proposal to: 2011 OGS Conference Program Chair, The Ohio Genealogical Society, 713 S. Main St., Mansfield, OH 44907‐1644. Diane VanSkiver Gagel (email@example.com) and Jana Sloan Broglin (firstname.lastname@example.org), co‐chairs 2011 OGS Conference.