The following announcement was written by the New England Regional Genealogical Conference:
12th New England Regional Genealogical Conference
17-21 April 2013
Radisson Hotel Conference Center,
NERGC 2013 presentation proposals are now being welcomed before 1 March 2012.
In keeping with our Conference theme, “Woven in History: The Fabric of New England,” successful lecture, workshop, and poster session proposals will address:
Preference will be given to topics related to our theme. NERGC encourages proposals for 2-3 hour interactive workshops, especially on advanced research topics. Lecture sessions are one hour, including questions and answers. Poster sessions will be up Thursday through Saturday with one twenty-minute scheduled presentation each day. Lecturers must provide camera-ready syllabus material by 1 December 2012. Workshop and poster session presenters must provide interactive materials for their attendees at the conference.
- New research methodologies and strategies, including technology and techniques;
- Our ethnic fabric – all ethnicities welcomed;
- Finding that thread of truth – proving or disproving family lore;
- Immigration and emigration patterns;
- New uses of sources (such as religious, civil, cemetery, military, and newspapers);
- They came to work: work ethics, culture, language, patronymic legacy;
- Finds in New England’s repositories (archives, libraries, historical societies);
- Successful research trip planning;
- Librarian and Teacher Day topics: (Wednesday only) educational and resource-centered presentations suitable for educators and librarians;
- Technology Day topics: (Wednesday only) modern technology, internet, social media, high tech solutions;
- Family history writing and publishing – turning your fabric into a tapestry.
Presenters may submit any number of proposals. Each participating NERGC society must propose and support one presenter (who needn’t be a member of that society) for one presentation; sponsored presenter proposals must be sent to and approved by the program chair. Honoraria for sponsored presenters are determined by sponsoring societies. Non-sponsored presenters receive $225 per presentation plus a $25 bonus for submitting their syllabus materials on-time. All presenters receive a complimentary conference registration. NERGC does not cover travel, hotel, or per diem expenses.
Please include the following information with each one-page proposal. Submissions failing to contain the following information or to follow guidelines may not be considered:
Mail or email submissions to the Program Chair on or before 1 March 2012:
- Title of lecture, workshop, or poster session
- Brief but comprehensive outline or abstract connecting to Conference theme
- Short lecture summary (30 words or less) for Conference brochure
- Audience level: beginner, intermediate, advanced
- Audio/visual requirements
- Speaker’s full name, address, email, and telephone number
- Society or organization sponsorship (if applicable)
- Brief speaker biography (50 words or less) for Conference brochure
- Resumé of previous lecture experience
Allison L. Ryall – NERGC 2013
32 Arundel Road
Raymond, ME 04071
NERGC2013@gmail.com (Please put NERGC 2013 in the subject line)
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