The 2017 OGS Conference will be held at Algonquin College, Ottawa Ontario from June 16 to June 18, 2017. The conference’s theme is “Our Canada – Your Family: Building a Nation”. You can read about the conference, on the Conference webpage.
A map of the campus can be downloaded here
As for your IP-SIG, we will have the following usual activities:
- We will once again have a table in the Marketplace where you can talk to some of our members who will be manning the table over the course of the weekend, and look at the available research. The Marketplace this year is large, and is housed in multiple areas. The Irish Palatine Special Interest Group table is in Building D – Salon A. A list of all exhibitors and their locations can be found on the OGS Conference website at Who’s in the Marketplace?
- This year, your IP-SIG is sponsoring the conference session that takes place just prior to our AGM. We will be introducing Joshua Taylor, who will be presenting Session B3 – Close Encounters: Tracing Families Along the Canadian and New York Borders, 1700-1800s. This session is taking place at 10:30 am on Saturday, June 17th.
- Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled to take place over the lunchtime break from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm (door opens at 11:30 am), in Salon D, on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Click here to see the agenda.