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Conference Niagara 2014 Needs Your Opinion

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Here we go again — we have removed and added two new tours! As we are busy preparing for conference, we have come to the spot were we have to decide about which tours to offer. We know what we like for the tours but we really would like to know which ones you like. We are also thinking about offering tours on Thursday and Friday, comments are welcome.

Please visit the Conference 2014 website at www.ogs.on.ca/conference2014/index.php and select “Tours Survey.” You can view and read about the five possible tours and make your opinion count with the poll on the webpage.

Thanks for being involved and sharing your opinion. – The Conference 2014 Committee

FYI: Conference 2014 Tour Survey Results Are In

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

The Conference Committee would like to thank all those who voted for the tours options and thank you for your comments. This survey was to get a better understanding of the research needs of those who attend conferences. We will use this information to continue to develop the tours.

We believe you will truly enjoy the final choices. Please watch our website or ‘Like Us’ on Facebook to get the latest information about the OGS Niagara Conference 2014. Your comments are always welcome at:conference2014@ogs.on.ca

Attending Next Year’s OGS Conference? Conference 2014 Needs Your Opinion

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

As we are busy preparing for conference, we have come to the spot where we have to decide about which tours to offer. We know what we like for the tours but we really would like to know which ones you like. We are also thinking about offering tours on Thursday and Friday, comments are welcome.

Please visit Conference 2014 website at:http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference2014/index.php. If you select Tours Survey, you can view and read about the five tours and make your opinion count with the poll on the webpage.

Thanks for being involved and your opinion.

-The Conference 2014 Committee

Setting up for Conference 2013, Durham College, Oshawa

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Setting up for Conference 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Conference 2013 and the Conference Marketplace, please visit the Conference website at: http://www.ogs.on.ca/conference2013/home/

OGS Conference 2013 – May 31, June 1 and 2, 2013 Durham College/UOIT, Oshawa, Ontario

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

OGS Conference 2013 is now ready to receive paper registrations.

If you’ve never attended one of the Ontario Genealogical Society’s annual conferences, you are in for a treat! There will be workshops, lectures, special interest group meetings (SIG’s), a large Marketplace, free genealogical help, a tour, and inexpensive accommodation.

Register before March 31 and save money with our Early Bird Special price.

OGS members also receive a discount.

To register, visit the conference web site at www.ogs.on.ca/conference and download the conference brochure. You can fill in and mail the registration form, located on page 7, to:

OGS Conference 2013

40 Orchard View Blvd., Suite 102

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4R 1B9

 

Online registration will be available soon. 

General inquiries about Conference 2013 may be forwarded to: conference2013@ogs.on.ca

Questions regarding registration may be forwarded to: provoffice@ogs.on.ca

Conference 2013: Call for Speakers

Monday, February 13th, 2012

The Ontario Genealogical Society – Conference 2013

Hosted by: The Durham Region Branch

May 31 – June 2, 2013

Location:The University of Ontario Institute of Technology/ Durham College, Simcoe  Street North, Oshawa, Ontario.

Deadline for Submissions – 31 July, 2012

Selected speakers will be notified in the late summer of 2012.

Syllabus material (PDF files), due in late 2012, is require for each lecture or workshop presentation.

Our Conference 2013 theme will be:

Pulling up Stakes – Putting Down Roots

We invite lecture submissions on topics about migration from all over the world to Canada – to Ontario specifically from early times to the present.

They should include: why the people left their homeland, the method of transportation used and why and where they settled. Topics could also include movement from Ontario to other parts of Canada and the USA.

We also invite submissions on general genealogical topics including methodology, skills building, record analysis and problem solving. Lectures should keep our theme in mind and focus on the use of technology for research.

Sessions are generally limited to fifty minutes plus a ten-minute question and answer session.

Guidelines

Proposals should include the following information:

  • Speaker’s full name, address, telephone and fax numbers and email address
  • Lecture title, not to exceed fourteen words, and a brief but comprehensive outline.
  • Short summary of the lecture; word count not to exceed twenty-five words, which will be used in the program, if selected.
  • Brief Speaker biography, not to exceed twenty-five words.
  • Resume of recent lectures given by the speaker.

Speakers are to use an electronic presentation program and provide their own computers.

Individuals may submit any number of proposals. Complete proposals must be e-mailed to 2013progcom@gmail.com with the subject: 2013 OGS Conference – Call for Speakers.

Speakers whose sessions are not sponsored will receive a complimentary full conference registration with a digital syllabus

Besides remuneration, food and lodging will be based on the number of lectures given, and transportation expenses will depend upon the speaker’s home address.

Speakers who have their sessions sponsored will receive a complimentary one-day registration for the day of the presentation. Any additional expenses related to conference registration, compensation, food, lodging and transportation expenses are per the discretion of the sponsoring organization.

Organizations wishing to sponsor a lecture or track of lectures at the 2013 OGS conference in Oshawa, Ontario, can receive information by contacting 2013progcom@gmail.com

Questions?

Contact the Programme Chair at  2013progcom@gmail.com