Thursday, May 2, 2013

My Target NGS 2013 Conference Sessions - Wednesday, 8 May

I want to list the selected NGS 2013 Conference sessions that I would like to attend.  I may not attend all of them, due to schedule conflicts, space constraints, or time conflicts.  But if I write them out, I am more likely to attend more of them.

The Conference Syllabus is available for download at if you are an NGS Conference registrant.  Unfortunately, the syllabus doesn't provide the session times.  The Conference Program ( provides the times, but not the room numbers for each session.  The NGS2013 mobile app provides times, session number, speaker and title, but not the room number.  Why can't everything be in one place?

Here are my target Wednesday, 8 May sessions (I've added the syllabus page numbers so I can print them out):

11 AM, W121:  Thomas W. Jones - Debunking Misleading Records (pages 1-4)

11 AM, W125: Judy G. Russell - The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions (pages 15-18)

2:30 PM: W142:  Elizabeth Shown Mills - The Genealogical Proof Standard in Action (pages 37-40)

2:30 PM: W143:  Craig Scott - Basic Military Research (pages 41-44)

4 PM: W152:  Warren Bittner - Impossible Immigrant! I Know Everything About the Man Except Where He Came From (pages 65-68)

4 PM: W159:  Jill N. Crandell - ResearchTies: The Power of an Online Research Log (pages 89-92)

This may be an interesting day!!!  I am glad that there are 30 minute breaks between sessions rather than 15 minutes.

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Disclosure:  I was named an Official Blogger and will take advantage of the opportunities.  However, I paid a full registration fee and will not spend all of my time in the Exhibit Hall or blogger area.


GeneGinny said...

Glad to see you're planning on going to presentations at NGS. I was disappointed at how few of the "official bloggers" actually tried to attend the talks at RootsTech.

J. Paul Hawthorne said...

I haven't filled out my schedule completely yet, but it looks like we'll be in a few classes together. I'm planning on most of the BCG Skillbuilding Track as possible. Even though there are 30 min. breaks between sessions, I'll still be racing to the next class to make sure I get a seat.

Yvonne Demoskoff said...

I'll be in two of the same Wednesday sessions as you (Jones' and Mills'); might see you there!

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

You have selected some wonderful talks, the same as I would have chosen. Wish I could attend but with two college graduations this spring and a trip to Samford, it was not to be. And it was so close, too!