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2019 APG Professional Management Conference

Join us for the 2019 APG Managment Conference
Thursday September 19 through Saturday September 21, 2019
Hotel RL
Salt Lake City, Utah

Be sure to mark your calendar for the 2019 PMC. This conference will celebrate APG's 40th anniversary.

Come a few days before and/or stay a few days after. Research at the Family History Library.

Watch this page. More details will be published as they become available. We look forward to seeing you there!

2019 APG PMC Call for Presentations

Deadline 15 December 2018

The Association of Professional Genealogists will hold the 21st annual APG Professional Management Conference on Thursday, 19 September, through Saturday, 21 September 2019, at the Hotel RL in Salt Lake City, Utah. 2019 is APG's 40th anniversary year.


APG is now accepting proposals for the following categories of presentations for the 2019 APG Professional Management Conference. We are adding an additional format to increase audience engagement:

As they were in 2018, PMC presentations will be somewhat longer than the traditional 50 minutes with questions in 2019 to allow in-depth exploration of a topic. Topics should challenge professional genealogists to increase their genealogical research skills, evaluate and improve their current businesses, and meet the demands of the 21st Century client. Prospective presenters are encouraged to consider creative ways to educate and inspire professional genealogists. While there is still room for traditional lectures, we are particularly looking for proposals that will allow more interaction among attendees to tap the expertise of the other professionals attending the presentation and to delve more deeply into a topic.

Proposed presentations should be new and geared to the professional genealogist.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Successful proposals will offer in-depth, innovative, unique, and out-of-the-box approaches to topics and to presentation and teaching methods. Presentations that feature case studies and practical examples, or that offer hands-on learning or discussion, are encouraged as they offer powerful learning opportunities for attendees.

Attendee Demographics from the 2018 PMC

Half of the attendees at the 2018 PMC have been professional genealogists for three to twenty years. 50 percent hold a master's or doctoral degree. 47 percent are lecturers themselves, and 34 percent are genealogical authors and writers. Almost all attendees offer genealogical research services for clients, and many hold or have held leadership positions in local, state, and national genealogical societies.

Successful proposals will recognize the knowledge, professionalism, and accomplishments of attendees and will seek to take their skills to the next level.

Submission Details

Presentations must be new and original. They should not have been presented prior to the 2019 PMC other than at the local level. Individuals who submit multiple proposals will be considered for multiple presentations. Proposals from non-APG members will also be considered.

Submit proposals via email to in PDF format. Proposals are due by Saturday, 15 December 2018.

Proposals must include the following:

Submit one PDF file per proposal. Name the file with your surname and the presentation title, for example SMITH Starting a Genealogical Business.

Presenter Compensation

Presenters giving lectures or workshops will receive:

Presenters leading discussion groups will receive:

Presenters providing poster sessions will receive:

Presenters giving pre-PMC webinars will receive:

All presentation proposals will be considered for keynote or opening session spots.

APG does not pay separate hotel costs.

Download a copy of the 2010 Call for Presentations

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