[APG Public List] NERGC 2011 Call for Papers

Marian Pierre-Louis marianpl at fieldstonehistoricresearch.com
Mon Sep 14 14:01:11 MDT 2009

The Call for Papers is out for the 11th Annual New England Regional
Genealogical Conference which will be held in Springfield, Massachusetts
6-10 April 2011.  The deadline for submissions is 1 March 2010 although
earlier submissions are *highly* encouraged.

The Call for Papers is not yet posted on the NERGC website – we are working
on doing so but it may be a while until it is available there.

Call for Papers
11th New England Regional Genealogical Conference

Exploring New Paths to Your Roots
6-10 April 2011

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place and Springfield Marriott
Springfield, Massachusetts

Lecture proposals are now being accepted for the 11th New England Regional
Genealogical Conference to be held 6-10 April 2011 in Springfield,
Massachusetts. The deadline for submission of proposals is 1 March 2010.
Lecture proposals may be submitted at any time prior to that date by email
or regular mail to the addresses listed below. 

The Conference is sponsored by The New England Regional Genealogical
Consortium (NERGC); an umbrella organization comprised of over twenty
genealogical and historical societies in the region. In keeping with the
Conference theme, "Exploring New Paths to Your Roots," NERGC 2011 will help
genealogists explore:
• New research pathways, methodologies, and strategies, including technology
and online resources; 
• The “pathways” their ancestors followed into and out of New England
(including where and why they moved and settlement and migration patterns);
• Ethnic genealogy of all types, especially British Isles, Irish, Italian,
French-Canadian, African American, and Native American;
• New approaches to discovering their ancestors’ worlds through directories,
maps, atlases, gazetteers, and online imagery;
• Systematic approaches for finding and utilizing record sources (such as
religious, civil, cemetery, military, newspapers, etc.);
• The wealth of information available in New England's repositories
(archives, libraries, historical societies, etc.);
• New ways to plan and prepare for a successful research trip, including
resources close to home;
• General genealogical skills and techniques; 
• Family history writing and publishing

Preference will be given to topics relating to the Conference theme. NERGC
will also consider proposals for hands-on workshops relating to the above
areas. Advanced research topics are especially welcome. Each session will
last one hour, including questions and answers. Hands-on workshops should
last 2-3 hours. Speakers must provide camera-ready syllabus material by 1
December 2010. The syllabus will be distributed at the conference in print
and/or digital format.

There is no limit to the number of proposals that each speaker can submit.
Each participating NERGC society must propose one speaker (who does not need
to be a member of that society) for one session; proposals for sponsored
speakers must be approved by the program chair. The honorarium for sponsored
speakers is determined by the sponsoring society. The honorarium for
non-sponsored speakers is $225 per lecture. All speakers will receive a
complimentary conference registration. NERGC does not cover travel, hotel,
or per diem expenses.

Please include the following information with each one-page proposal.
Submissions not containing the following information or not adhering to the
following guidelines may be disqualified from consideration.
• Title of the lecture 
• Brief but comprehensive lecture outline or abstract demonstrating the
relationship to Conference theme 
• Short lecture summary (50 words or less) for the Conference brochure
• Audience level: beginner, intermediate, advanced
• Audio/visual requirements (NERGC supplies a screen and microphone;
speakers must supply their own LCD projectors)
• Speaker's full name, address, email, telephone, and fax
• Society or organization sponsorship (if applicable)
• Brief speaker biography (75 words or less) for the Conference brochure
• Resumé of previous lecture experience

Submissions may be mailed or emailed to the program chair at the following
address on or before 1 March 2010:
• Allison L. Ryall - NERGC 2011 - 32 Arundel Road - Raymond, ME  04071 
• allison at allisonryall.com (Please put NERGC 2011 in the subject line)

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