14 March 2009

OGS 2010 call for papers

The Toronto Branch of OGS has issued the following call for papers. Note that the date of the conference is mid-May, significantly earlier than usual.

Ontario Genealogical Society Conference 2010
Essentials, Innovations and Delights
Call for Papers
Deadline: 1 May 2009

The Ontario Genealogical Society’s Toronto Branch will host the Society’s annual conference on May 14-16, 2010, at the Doubletree by Hilton – Toronto Airport. The Ontario Genealogical Society, founded in 1961, is a not-for-profit organization with more than 4,500 members. The Conference theme will be: “Essentials, Innovations and Delights.”

In keeping with this theme, the Conference aims to present information that is both relentlessly practical and inspiring. We will be especially interested in lectures that deal with (a) practical essentials, (b) recent innovations or (c) one-of-a-kind case histories.
Consistent with this direction, you are invited to submit proposals for lectures on any aspect of genealogical or social history research in Canada and/or countries of origin (especially England, Ireland and Scotland) or intermediate settlement, including (but not limited to) sources, research techniques, historical background, migration or settlement, libraries, archives, online resources and technological advances.

In addition we are planning half-day in-depth programs on Italian and Dutch ancestry. We encourage proposals for lectures that could be part of these streams or form the entire half-day.

Normally sessions will be one hour long, including 5-10 minutes for questions. Topics for longer 2-2½ hour workshops will also be considered. Presentations should have a visual component. Speakers will be required to submit Syllabus material in early 2010.
Speakers will receive an honorarium, plus appropriate expenses and complimentary registration for the Conference.

Please submit your lecture proposals by e-mail. Be sure to include your full name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, website address (if applicable) and biographical information, including recent speaking credits. For each proposal, please provide a unique title, a detailed outline up to 250 words, a summary of 50 words or less suitable for publicity, identification of the intended audience (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and A/V requirements. Multiple proposals are encouraged, but only one per page, please.


To submit proposals or ask a question about the event, please contact the Conference 2010 Program Committee at conference2010@ogs.on.ca

For more information about our organization, visit the Ontario Genealogical Society and Toronto Branch.

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