Monday, 28 November 2016

Great Canadian Genealogy Summit 2017: Call for Presentation Proposals

The Great Canadian Genealogy Summit will hold its 2nd annual event at the Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia on Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15, 2017.

CanGen Summit is now accepting proposals for CANADIAN FAMILY HISTORY TOPICS OF INTEREST in particular:
German Canadian research
African Nova Scotian or African Canadian research
Acadian research
British Home Children research

The GREAT CANADIAN GENEALOGY SUMMIT was created as a way to showcase the talents and expertise of Canadian genealogists.

Our first event was held 21-23 October 2016 in Brampton, Ontario. It was a great success with our attendees who came from as far away as New York, Oregon, Utah Massachusetts, Michigan, Alberta, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.


We are looking for original and new presentations that will help our attendees learn and grow in their research of their ancestors in Canada, or Canada and their homeland. Presentations should not have been presented other than at the local level prior to CanGen Summit 2017.
Individuals who submit proposals must reside in Canada.
Individuals who submit multiple proposals will be considered for multiple presentations.

Presentation proposals will be for one-hour sessions (45-50 minutes presentation with 10 minutes Questions and Answers period).

Submit proposals by email to no later than Friday, January 20, 2017.
Proposals must include the following:
Title of the Presentation and the topic of interest as listed above
Name, address, phone number and email address of speaker
Brief description of presentation (50 words)
Detailed description of presentation (100 words)
Audience level: beginner / intermediate / advanced
Detailed overview of what will be presented and what the attendees can expect to learn (not more than 500 words)
Biography of Speaker (not to exceed 100 words)
List of speaking engagements in 2015 and 2016 only: include title of presentation (topic), audience, date and location
Submit one PDF file per proposal. Give each file a unique title that includes your surname.


Speakers giving presentations will receive:
Complimentary registration to the Great Canadian Genealogy Summit 2017
Copy of digital CanGen Summit 2017 syllabus
One half page advertisement in the CanGen Summit 2017 syllabus
Complimentary breakfast and lunch on day of presentation(s)
$125 for a one-hour presentation, and $25 for syllabus material
1 Complimentary night at the Lord Nelson Hotel for each day of presentations.
One free vendor table in the market place

**Great Canadian Genealogy Summit does not pay travel costs.


Deadline for proposals is 20 January 2017

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