Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Toronto Branch of OGS Hosts Twenty Ten Conference

At the end of this year's conference, Jane MacNamara gave us all a special presentation on next year's conference.

Dubbed "Essentials, Innovations and Delights", the conference will be held in the Doubletree Hilton at the Toronto Airport. According to the organizers, it is very easy to get to, and the rooms will cost the same as they did in 2004(!), the last time it was held there. It will be sponsored by The Toronto Branch of the OGS.

It will be held from the 14th to the 16th of May, 2010. They have entered an agreement with the Librarian Association of Ontario, and the Association is going to put on a specific day of talks on the 13th of May for genealogical librarians at the same venue as the conference.

Next year, they will also have special lunches hosted by some of the speakers (as they do in the States). There will also be unique presentations for those people with roots in Italy and the Netherlands.

They will present three full days of talks and will have short speeches of 20 minutes each around the venue on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. One of the speakers will be Thomas W. Jones, FASG, the co-editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.

As a special giveaway, Jane presented the winner of the first attendee with a free enrollment to three full days of intensive learning!

Basic information is available at <www.ogs.on.ca>.

They are also starting a conference blog at <www.torontofamilyhistory.org/2010>.