You can learn more about the conference at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conference_info. You can also hear about some of the planned highlights by listening to the interview with David Rencher at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2010/04/podcast-an-interview-with-david-rencher-about-the-ngs-conference-in-salt-lake-city.html
If you are attending the NGS conference, please drop by the Exhibit Hall and say "hello." I'll be spending a lot of my time in the Footnote booth although I will also attend some meetings and (hopefully) presentations. Footnote is a major sponsor of this newsletter and has kindly offered me an opportunity to help out at their booth while they also help me publicize my newsletter.
I'll also make a presentation at this conference on Thursday morning at 8:00 AM (who set up THAT schedule??? 8 AM?) entitled "Oh My Goodness–Where’s My Data? Data Backup,
Storage, and Preservation." Check the agenda for the location of the presentation.
Here's a hint: I won't be using PowerPoint slides but will be using something else instead. Stop by if you want to see something that I think is better than PowerPoint. Unlike PowerPoint, this product is free.
For the next week, I expect to be traveling with a carry-on bag containing clothing, an assortment of laptop computers, a wireless "air card" and wi-fi equipment, camera, podcast recording gear, and various other gadgets. With all that hardware, I may raise a few eyebrows at airport security!
I expect to post articles to this newsletter more or less daily during my travels. However, don't be surprised if I miss a day or two because of hardware malfunctions or simply because I am busy. I have learned at past conferences that spending time in an exhibit booth plus attending various meetings and presentations often adds up to 16- or 18-hour days. Writing new articles may take a back seat for a bit. However, I do plan to write a wrap-up report after the conference and hopefully will have pictures and even audio interviews.
The weekly email Plus Edition newsletter after the conference might be sent a day or two late as I'll spend most of Sunday, May 2, in the air.
See you in Salt Lake City!