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2017 APG Professional Management Conference

29 September through 1 October 2017
DoubleTree Crystal City Hotel
Arlington, Virginia

Register today for APG's Professional Management Conference offering three full days of presentations designed specifically for genealogical professionals. APG members who can't make the conference in person may register for the Virtual PMC (12 sessions that are live streamed and recorded for post-conference viewing). Log into the members area of the website to register.

Registration

 Early Bird (until 28 July 2017)After 28 July 2017
  APG Member Non-Member APG Member Non-Member
Full Conference $335 $435 $365 $465
Friday Conference only $200 $250 $215 $265
Saturday Conference only $200 $250 $215 $265
Sunday Conference only $200 $250 $215 $265
Friday Lunch Program $38 $38
Saturday Lunch Program $38 $38
Sunday Lunch Program $38 $38

Registration Type:
Thursday Dessert Reception:
Friday Lunch Program:
Saturday Lunch Program:
Sunday Lunch Program:
Printed Syllabus:

Hotel

Attendees can book rooms at the DoubleTree Crystal City at the special conference rate by using the link below. APG has negotiated a special room rate of $129 per night, plus tax, for Thursday through Sunday nights (28 September through 1 October, with departure 2 October). Taxes are 13.25 percent, so the total is approximately $146 per night.

For those wishing to come early or stay later, APG has negotiated a special rate of $199 per night for Monday through Wednesday nights before the conference (25 through 27 September) and Monday and Tuesday nights after the conference (2 and 3 October). With tax, the rate is approximately $225 per night.

If any day of the time you wish to reserve a room is unavailable, you will receive a message saying your whole reservation is unavailable. If you receive that message, send an email to pmc@apgen.org so we can contact our event planner for assistance. Please note that the reservation system does not work correctly with Firefox, so plan to use another browser to make your reservation.

To make your reservation, go to https://aws.passkey.com/e/16304168

For additional information on the DoubleTree Crystal City, see their website at http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-washington-dc-crystal-city-DCAAEDT/index.html

Free Airport Shuttle
The DoubleTree Crystal City runs a free shuttle to and from Reagan National Airport (DCA) from 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. Curbside pick-up is at Doors 5 and 9 on the baggage claim lower level. Shuttles run every 15 minutes. For more information, see their website at http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-washington-dc-crystal-city-DCAAEDT/about/transportation-guide.html

 

 

PMC Schedule

Thursday, 28 September 2017

7:00 - 9:00pm Registration and Dessert Reception
Jefferson Room
Free with cash bar
Networking Activity: Speed Dating for Professional Genealogists
Laurie Hermance-Moore

 

Friday through Sunday: Visit with Our Sponsors in the Monroe Room

 

Friday, 29 September 2017

8:00 - 9:00am Outside Washington Ballroom
Registration
9:00 - 10:30am Washington Ballroom
Conference Welcome & APG Awards
Billie Stone Fogarty, MEd, APG President

Keynote: When to Say No: Ethics for the Genealogical Professional
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG℠, CGL℠
10:30 - 10:45am Break
  Washington Ballroom Harrison/Wilson Room
(Live Streaming)
Jackson Room
10:45 - 11:45am How to Make Outlook (or Gmail) Your Personal Secretary
Jessica M. Taylor
Writing & Compiling Complex Projects While Staying on Track
J. Mark Lowe, CG℠, FUGA
Researching the War of 1812 in the National Archives
Rebecca W. Koford, CG℠
11:45am - 1:15pm Washington Ballroom
Lunch, pre-registration required
Ethics in Practice
Table discussions led by APG President Billie Fogarty, MEd.
1:15 - 2:15pm Become a Broadcaster: How to Create a Podcast
Marian Pierre-Louis
Successful Websites: Turning Visitors into Clients
Carla S. Cegielski
Get Lean to Make More Green: Lean Startup Practices and Procedures for Your Business (Part 1)
Janet Hovorka
2:15 - 2:30pm Break
2:30 - 3:30pm Post World War II Immigration: Using the Resources of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Michelle L. Chubenko
A Marketing Plan Is More Than a Business Card and a Facebook™ Page
Laurie Hermance-Moore
Get Lean to Make More Green: Lean Startup Practices and Procedures for Your Business (Part 2)
Janet Hovorka
3:30 - 3:45pm Break
3:45 - 4:45pm The Revolution will be Digitized: Digital Preservation and Genealogy in an Irish Context
David Ryan
Engaging a More Diverse Clientele
Janice Lovelace, Ph.D.
Organizit: Advanced Clutter Control
Rhoda Miller, EdD, CG℠
4:45 - 5:30pm Washington Ballroom
Door Prizes & APG Annual Meeting
Must be present to win prizes

 

Saturday, 30 September 2017

9:00 - 10:30am Washington Ballroom
Opening Session: Examining the Role of DNA Evidence in Genealogy
Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., JD
10:30 - 10:45am Break
  Washington Ballroom Harrison/Wilson Room
(Live Streaming)
Jackson Room
10:45 - 11:45am Consideration of DNA Test Results with the GPS Framework
Karen Stanbary, CG℠
Certification: You Don’t Have to be Perfect!
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG℠, CGL℠
The Ins and Outs of Lineage Application Research
Shannon Combs-Bennett
11:45am - 1:15pm Washington Ballroom
Lunch, pre-registration required
Travails of a Traveling Talker: Life as a Genealogical Speaker
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG℠, CGL℠
1:15 - 2:15pm A Conversation with J. Mark Lowe
J. Mark Lowe, CG℠, FUGA
Visual Phasing—Applications and the Future
Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD, JD
Affiliate Marketing for Genealogy Businesses
Thomas MacEntee
2:15 - 2:30pm Break
2:30 - 3:30pm Taking Word to the Next Level (Part 1)
Michelle D. Novak
A Federal Income Tax Primer for Professional Genealogists
LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG℠
Are You Ready to Take DNA Clients? (Part 1)
Karen Stanbary, CG℠
3:30 - 3:45pm Break
3:45 - 4:45pm Taking Word to the Next Level (Part 2)
Michelle D. Novak
Subcontracting: Communication & Contracts
Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG℠
Are You Ready to Take DNA Clients? (Part 2)
Karen Stanbary, CG℠
4:45 - 5:00pm Washington Ballroom
Door Prizes
Must be present to win prizes

 

Saturday, 30 September 2017 - Evening Poster Sessions and Discussion Groups

7:00 - 8:00pm Hallway between Harrison/Wilson, Jackson, and Monroe Rooms
Poster Sessions

Should I Hire A Translator?
Bryna O’Sullivan and Corey Oiesen

What's in a Name: Clues to Ethnicity and Alternative Spellings
Judy Nimer Muhn

Genealogy Publication Creation/Editing/Publishing DOES Benefit Professional Research, Authoring and Speaking
Diane L. Richard

Not All Clients are Equal: Screening Your Clients Before You Say Yes!
Char McCargo Bah

"I’m Afraid I Have Bad News": Providing Unpleasant Research Results
Kate Eakman
8:00 - 9:00pm Discussion Groups

Jackson Room
DNA in the Wild West: Managing Adoptees’ Expectations and Supporting Their Emotional Journey
Janet Hovorka

Harrison/Wilson Room
Starting Your Genealogy Business
Jessica M. Taylor

Washington Ballroom
Writing for the Consumer Market
Janice Lovelace, PhD

Washington Ballroom
How to Find New Genealogy Clients
Marian Pierre-Louis

 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

9:00 - 10:30am Washington Ballroom
Opening Session: How Are Professional Genealogists Perceived and What Do We Need to do About It?
Janet Hovorka
10:30 - 10:45am Break
  Washington Ballroom Harrison/Wilson Room
(Live Streaming)
Jackson Room
10:45 - 11:45am The Challenge of Open Access
Ian Watson, PhD
Using Ethnicity Estimates to Interpret Clients’ DNA Results
Mary Eberle, JD
Picture This: Designing a Memorable and Professional Image
Valerie Elkins
11:45am - 1:15pm Washington Ballroom
Lunch, pre-registration required
Make a Difference: Collaborate, Advocate, Promote
J. Mark Lowe, CG℠, FUGA
1:15 - 2:15pm Genetic Genealogy "Ask the Experts" Panel
Angie Bush and Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD, JD
Finding Help When You Need It: Types of Virtual Assistance
Maureen Taylor
Integrating Templates into Your Daily Work Flow
Brent N. Chadwick
2:15 - 2:30pm Break
2:30 - 3:30pm Leveraging Content Marketing (Part 1)
Sharon Atkins and Marian Pierre-Louis
ABCs of Accounting for Your Genealogy Business
Mary Kircher Roddy
Keeping Your Business Secure in an Insecure World
Carla S. Cegielski
3:30 - 3:45pm Break
3:45 - 4:45pm Leveraging Content Marketing (Part 2)
Sharon Atkins and Marian Pierre-Louis
Researching the Silent Generation: World War II Veterans’ Military Records
William L. (Bill) Beigel
Managing Business Liability for Professional Genealogists
Edward Grandi

 

Virtual PMC Schedule

APG members can register for the Virtual PMC -- livestreaming of 12 one-of-a-kind presentations for professional genealogists. Virtual PMC attendees will have access to the presentation recordings for three months after the conference. APG members should log into the members only area of the website to register.

Friday, 29 September 2017

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Eastern Time Writing & Compiling Complex Projects While Staying on Track
J. Mark Lowe, CG℠, FUGA
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Eastern Time Successful Websites: Turning Visitors into Clients
Carla Cegielski
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time A Marketing Plan Is More Than a Business Card and a Facebook™ Page
Laurie Hermance-Moore
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time Engaging a More Diverse Clientele
Janice Lovelace, Ph.D.

 

Saturday, 30 September 2017

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Eastern Time Certification: You Don't Have to be Perfect!
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG℠, CGL℠, FUGA
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Eastern Time Visual Phasing - Applications and the Future
Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time A Federal Income Tax Primer for Professional Genealogists
LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG℠
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time Subcontracting: Communication & Contracts
Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG℠

 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Eastern Time Using Ethnicity Estimates to Interpret Clients' DNA Results
Mary Eberle, JD
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Eastern Time Finding Help When You Need It: Types of Virtual Assistance
Maureen Taylor
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time ABCs of Accounting for Your Genealogy Business
Mary Kircher Roddy
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time Researching the Silent Generation: World War II Veterans' Military Records
William L. Beigel

 

PMC Details

APG Annual Meeting
PMC attendees are invited to attend the APG Annual Meeting on Friday, 29 September, at 4:45 p.m., immediately following the last session, in the Washington Ballroom. The meeting will review the past year's accomplishments and report on membership statistics, financial statements, educational opportunities, and chapter activities.

Door Prizes
APG will offer door-prize drawings at the conclusion of Friday's and Saturday's sessions. All PMC attendees are eligible for door prizes. Tickets will be distributed with your registration packets. You must be present at the drawing to win.

Luncheons
Luncheon menus will be announced shortly. In order to attend the luncheon sessions, you must purchase a ticket.

If you have special dietary restrictions, please send an email to pmc@apgen.org no later than 15 August 2017 detailing those needs. We will make every effort to provide appropriate arrangements.

Name Badges
Name badges will show your full name as it is on your registration. Above your name in larger letters will be the first name you go by. If you want a first name on your tag other than the one on your registration, please send an email to pmc@apgen.org.

Photography and Live Streaming
Two official PMC photographers will be taking photos for publicity and for posting on social media, including photos of sessions in progress. These photographers will be identified by an "Official PMC Photographer" ribbon on their name badges. In addition, sessions held in the Harrison/Wilson room will be recorded and live streamed. By registering for the conference, you agree to give APG permission to use photographs that include your likeness for publicity and for posting on social media, and you give APG permission to include your likeness in any sessions you attend in the Harrison/Wilson room.

Cancellation Policy

Professional Management Conference registration fees will be refunded as follows, upon receipt of written request (e-mail accepted). [APG Policy Manual, Section XVII.V.A and XVII.V.B]

  1. Full refund minus 25% non-refundable administration fee if requested thirty days or more prior to the conference.
  2. No refund for cancellations less than thirty days prior to the conference, but registrants will receive the syllabus.




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