Call for Papers – Fall Conference 2021

Call for Papers
North Carolina Genealogical Society
Fall Conference 2021

North Carolina Genealogical Society invites speakers to submit lecture proposals for the 2021 Fall Conference to be held October 29-30, 2021 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • North Carolina records, repositories, history, and methodology
  • Migration and similar topics relating to states surrounding North Carolina
  • Genealogy methodology utilizing North Carolina examples
  • Case studies, including DNA-specific ones, using North Carolina examples

Speakers may submit up to four proposals for one-hour lectures or two-hour workshops.

Proposals should include the following information:

  • Speaker’s full name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address
  • Lecture title, not to exceed 14 words
  • Lecture summary for conference brochure, not to exceed 25 words
  • Outline of lecture, not to exceed one page
  • Brief speaker biography, not to exceed 25 words
  • Resume of recent lecture experience (last 3 years)

Please do not submit lecture proposals presented at or to be presented at Southeast Region conferences between November 1, 2019 and October 31, 2021 or lectures freely available online.

Speakers should submit proposals in PDF (preferred) or Microsoft Word format. File names should begin with your last name, then your first name, and then the lecture title. (For example, Thornton-Lori-GrindingOutALiving.pdf.) Submissions should be emailed to programs@ncgenealogy.org using “2021 Call for Papers” as the subject line. Submission deadline is January 31, 2021. Invitations to speak will be issued in May 2021.

Selected speakers should submit a 2- or 4-page syllabus by September 25, 2021. The syllabus and speaker biography will be included in the conference syllabus distributed to conference attendees. Syllabus materials should not contain advertisements of other individuals or firms other than North Carolina Genealogical Society without receiving approval from NCGS. Speakers should not sell or promote any product or service during the presentation without NCGS approval.

Speaker compensation information can be found on the NCGS web site.

Genealogy organizations or businesses wishing to sponsor a speaker may do so by submitting their contact information in addition to the lecture information outlined above. Sponsored speakers receive complimentary conference registration and syllabus. The sponsoring organization will compensate its speaker for presenting the lecture and for other costs, including but not limited to, lodging, meals, travel, and fees.

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