The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) has held an annual conference for many years. RootsTech also has held annual conferences in the past few years. In a few months, the two organizations will do something unusual: they will each hold their own conferences in the same facility at the same time. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and RootsTech are teaming up to bring you that event in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 11–14 at the Salt Palace Convention Center (SPCC). Yes, two conferences, one location.
This radical change will provide two genealogy conferences happening at the same time under one roof while sharing some activities, sessions, and space. There will be only one exhibitors’ hall. How will all that work? Most of the answers are given at http://voice.fgs.org/2014/09/two-conferences-one-location-how-will.html.
I attend several genealogy every year, including most of the FGS conferences and the RoostTech conferences. This year, I get to attend two of them for slightly more than the cost of one. That is, I do have to pay for registration at each, although a combined registration is being offered for a significant discount. The cost savings is the result of only purchasing one round-trip airfare, one hotel room, and the meals for the four days. That is much cheaper than attending two traditional conferences in separate cities with two airfares as well as hotel rooms and meals for eight days. I am strongly in favor of saving a significant amount of money! I’ll be in Salt Lake City February 11 to 14.
If you would like to attend two genealogy conferences for the price of one plus a very few dollars more, what better place could it happen than in Salt Lake City? I suggest you add in a few extra days before or after the conferences to spend time researching at the Family History Library.
Check out the details offered at http://voice.fgs.org/2014/09/two-conferences-one-location-how-will.html.