Thursday, September 22, 2016

2016 International Genetic Genealogy Conference is in San Diego, October 22-23

I didn't receive an email or press release about this until today (from J. Paul Hawthorne), but it is important for Genetic and San Diego area genealogists:

The 2016 International Genetic Genealogy Conference is coming to San Diego! i4GG was last held in Washington D.C. in 2014 and they have chosen beautiful San Diego as their next conference destination. 

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Mission Valley Hotel on October 22-23, 2016. They have a block of rooms set aside at a discounted rate for attendees if you are from out of town. This will be the most genetic genealogist group assembled in San Diego ever! You truly don't want to miss this historic event.

Please visit the official website here for the complete info and schedule.

Early registration ends today, 22 September - the prices go up on 23 September.  

The speaker schedule is:

Saturday (22 October 2016):

9:00 – 10:00 — Keynote: The Power of DNA, CeCe Moore

Track One

10:30 – 11:30 — Evaluating a Genealogical Conclusion including DNA, Blaine Bettinger

11:45 – 12:45 — Using the Tools at GEDmatch to Find Relatives, Kitty Cooper

2:00 – 3:00 — Getting Started with AncestryDNA, Michelle Trostler

3:15 – 4:15 — Digging Deeper with Autosomal DNA, CeCe Moore

4:30 – 5:30 — Searching for Our Most Distant (Paternal) Ancestors in Cameroon – Y Haplogroup A00, Thomas Krahn

Track Two

10:30 – 11:30 — Basics of Utilizing DNA in Unknown Parentage Search, CeCe Moore

11:45 – 12:45 — Mirror Trees Explained, Carol Rolnick

2:00 – 3:00 — How To Use the X chromosome in Family and Origins Searches, Kathy Johnston

3:15 – 4:15 — DNA and the Aftermath of Uncovered Family Secrets, Blaine Bettinger

4:30 – 5:30 — Cold Case Solved:  Autosomal DNA Analysis Reveals Lisa Jensen’s Real Identity, Barbara Rae -Venter and Junel Davidsen

 Sunday (23 October):

9:00 – 10:00 — Keynote: The Science Fiction Future of Genetic Genealogy, Blaine Bettinger

10:15 – 11:15 — Exploring Ethnicity Estimates, CeCe Moore

Track One

11:45 – 12:45 — DNA Analytics: Using Databases and Spreadsheets to Find Family, Kathleen Fernandes

2:00 – 3:00 — Advanced Third Party Tools, Blaine Bettinger

3:15 – 4:15 — Genetic Genealogy Case Studies, CeCe Moore

4:30 – 5:30 — Ancestry discoveries with 23andMe , Afton Vechery

Track Two

11:45 – 12:45 — When Your Tree Is a Banyan: Coping with Endogamy in Genetic Genealogy, Leah LaPerle Larkin

2:00 – 3:00 — Tracing the Tribe with DNA, Schelly Talalay Dardashti

3:15 – 4:15 — Family Tree DNA, Strength in Numbers: Advancing Your Research Through Group Projects, Janine Cloud

4:30 – 5:30 — Practical Applications for mtDNA Testing, CeCe Moore


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Your Genetic Genealogist said...

Thank you so much for posting about our event, Randy!

Your Genetic Genealogist said...

PS - I just saw that you have a CVGS event on the same day where you are keynote speaker. I am so sorry that we double booked. I was not aware of it. Thank you even more for blogging about our event even though it conflicts with yours. I hope some of your attendees can make it to our event on Sunday.