Monday, 19 June 2017

#OGSConf2017: the end, a beginning

Over 300 people are registered for Using Ancestry Day on Monday, a separate event at the same Algonquin College location from the OGS conference. However, #OGSConf2017 proper wrapped up on Sunday afternoon. I heard many good comments.

Information was given at the closing ceremony about next year's OGS conference.

Location will be Guelph at the university.
Dates are 1-3 June.
The theme is “Upper Canada to Ontario - The Birth of a Nation”.
Sadly the marketplace will be in a different building from where the presentations will take place.
Conference co-chairs announced are Dianna Fulton and Kirsty Gray.
Program chair is Ruth Blair.
Headline speakers are Amy Johnson Crow and Jonathan Vance.
LivingDNA announced intention to repeat as Platinum sponsor.

Find the call for presentation proposals with details on the themes here.

1 comment:

Glenn W said...

Ontario -- birth of a nation? I am sure residents (not to mention genealogists) in other provinces will be thrilled to learn that Ontario really is the centre of the Canadian universe! Surely, a genealogy conference celebrating the evolution of Upper Canada to provincial status is best described as: Upper Canada to Ontario: Birth of a Province. We celebrated Canada the nation this year or did we?