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Conference 2013: Call for Speakers

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

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