Friday, April 11, 2008

Less than 30 days to the NGS 2008 Conference -- Conference Tips

By now you should be registered for the conference, you should have your hotel reservations and your travel arrangements made. Now is the time to start thinking seriously about what you want to do during that conference week. Here are some tips to help make your conference experience GREAT!
  • Check your schedule again to make sure you have the registered for sessions you want.
  • Be sure to use the online planner availabe at:
  • Check meals you have registered for -- you may want to think about adding meals.
  • Check your genealogy records -- do you need to do some research while in Kansas City?
  • Check the official conference website for the latest announcements:
  • Make sure you have some cards with your contact information to hand out to those who may want to contact you after the conference. This tip is not just for those that are in business!
  • Prepare some pedigree charts or family groups sheets to share with others you meet at the conference.
  • Check the web for restaurants near the Hyatt -- this link may help:
  • If you are looking for other activities for after the conference check this webpage:
  • Do you like to shop -- you will want to visit:
  • Do you have any friends who live in the area -- make plans to see them!
  • Plan what you are going to wear to the conference. Dressing in layers is best for a variety of conditions. Plan to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Read the conference Syllabus as soon as it is available. The Conference Syllabus is available on CD only. Access to the syllabus in pdf format will be made available online to all pre-registered attendees at least 3 weeks prior to the conference. You will be notified via e-mail when access is available.

Readers -- Do you know of restaurants, activities, good ideas that made your conference experience enjoyable? If you have other conference tips please send them to me at They will be added to future Conference Tips postings.

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