Wednesday, 11 May 2016
Dick Eastman wrote 2016 NGS Conference in Ft. Lauderdale is a Success mentioning as a negative only that the distance between the exhibition area and the presentation venues was too great.
Having attended the same event Amy Johnson Crow was moved to write Are In-person Genealogy Events Dead? Amy comments that the NGS event attendance was down but points to several other genealogy events that remain successful. That leads Amy to dismiss the idea that webinars are detracting from conference attendance. Instead she points out that:
People can’t attend events they don’t know about.
People won’t attend things they aren’t excited about.
For the Ontario Genealogical Society Conference, Toronto, 3-5 June, social media have been well used to profile an exceptional, best-ever, line-up of speakers, Canadian and international. Both those boxes have been ticked. Kudos to the organizing committee.
That said, while I enjoy the large events, like WDYTYA? Live, and the OGS conference, as the years roll by the multi-day events become physically tiring. I like in-person presentations but would rather have the presenter do the long-distance travelling to me at a smaller local one-day event with one or two speakers and less competition for one-on-one interaction.
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