I have been to two FGS conferences in past years:
1) The 2009 Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas. We took a Midwest vacation in 2009, and one of the stops was in Little Rock at the FGS Conference - see the trip plan at Off on our Midwest Vacation (posted 27 August 2009). This was the only significant genealogical experience on this vacation. I summarized each day, see:
* Day 0 at FGS Conference (posted 1 September 2009).
* Day 1 at FGS Conference - Post 2 (posted 2 September 2009)
* Day 1 at the FGS Conference - Post 2 (posted 2 September 2009)
* Day 2 at the FGS Conference - Post 1 (posted 3 September 2009)
* Day 2 at the FGS Conference - Post 2 (posted 3 September 2009)
* Day 3 at the FGS Conference (posted 4 September 2009)
* Day 4 at the FGS Conference (posted 5 September 2009)
I also made two post-conference posts with photos in FGS Conference Photographs - Post 1 (posted 17 September 2009) and FGS Conference Photographs - Post 2 (posted 18 September 2009).
The FGS posts are:
* We're in Springfield, Illinois for the FGS Conference (6 September 2011)
* FGS Conference Day 1 Summary (7 September 2011)
* Day 2 (Thursday) at the FGS Conference (8 September 2011)
* Day 3 (Friday) at the FGS Conference (9 September 2011)
* Day 4 (Saturday) at the FGS Conference (10 September 2011)
* FGS Photos - the Geneablogger Lounge (19 September 2011)
* FGS Photos - Some Vendor Shots (20 September 2011)
* FGS Photos - More Vendor Shots (21 September 2011)
3) What do I expect from FGS 2015 Conference in Salt Lake City?
I expect a similar experience to the two FGS conferences I attended, but on a larger scale, much more hectic, and with more educational options. The 2015 Conference is in a shared venue with the RootsTech 2015 Conference, although there are two separate speaker presentation lists, separate registrations, but a shared Expo Hall and Keynote events. I expect to:
* Spend a lot of time in the Expo Hall in the Media Center (as an FGS Ambassador and RootsTech Ambassador). I may never leave the Expo Hall! I usually write blog posts, talk with geneabloggers and attendees when they come by, visit many of the exhibitors in the Expo Hall, and watch people.
* Attend one or two presentations each day in either the FGS or RootsTech tracks. I haven't picked out which presentations to attend. Sometimes this is an on-the-spot decision.
* Enjoy the Keynote talks, the evening social events, perhaps a vendor-sponsored event, and impromptu meals and get-togethers as invited or discovered.
* Have at least one day (probably Wednesday) in the Family History Library working on items on my research To Do list.
Other than that, it should be a lot of fun!
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