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2016 APG Professional Management Conference


September 22-24, 2016
Allen County Public Library
Fort Wayne Indiana

Register today for APG's Professional Management Conference offering three full days of presentations designed specifically for genealogical professionals.

Registration

 Early Bird (until 10 July 2016)After 10 July 2016
  APG Member Non-Member APG Member Non-Member
Full Conference $245 $345 $275 $375
Thursday Conference only $150 $200 $165 $215
Friday Conference only $150 $200 $165 $215
Saturday Conference only $150 $200 $165 $215
Thursday Plated Lunch $19 $19
Friday Buffet Lunch $18 $18
Saturday Box Lunch $11 $11

Online registration closes Saturday, September 10, 2016.
After this date, you may register for the conference in person on the day of the conference.

Registration Type:
Wednesday Dessert Reception:
Thursday Plate Lunch:
Friday Buffet Lunch:
Friday Night Pizza Party:
Saturday Box Lunch:
Printed Syllabus:

 

PMC Schedule

Wednesday 21 September 2016

7:00 - 9:00pm Dessert Reception
The Atrium at the Hilton Fort Wayne (Grand Wayne Convention Center)
Free with cash bar

 

Thursday 22 September 2016

All sessions held at Allen County Public Library
8:00 - 9:00am Registration
9:00 - 10:30am Conference Welcome & APG Awards
Billie Stone Fogarty, MEd, APG President

Keynote: The Changing Face of Family History
Curt B. Witcher, Director, Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library
10:30 - 10:45am Break
10:45 - 11:45am Part-Time to Full-Time: Are You Ready?
Catherine Desmarais, CG℠
Michael G. Hait, CG℠
Melanie D. Holtz, CG℠
A Conversation with Tom Jones
Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG℠, CGL℠, FASG
11:45am - 1:15pm Lunch Break
Genealogy Roadshow (PBS): Behind the Scenes
Mary Tedesco, a Host on the PBS TV series Genealogy Roadshow shares some her favorite moments and insights from behind the scenes and in front of the camera from seasons 2 and 3.
Registration required. See details below.
1:15 - 2:15pm Writing Timeless Reports: Ensuring Future Accessibility to Online Sources
Carla S. Cegielski
PERSI Possibilities: Better Research with ACPL's Periodical Source Index
Cari Taplin, CG℠
2:30 - 3:30pm Workshop Part 1
Shift Procrastination to Productive Action: 16 Ways to Empower Professionals to Get More Done in Less Time and with Less Stress

Karen M. Gridley
Employing Multi-Media as a New Product and Revenue Stream - Video Module
Jan Joyce Ahrens, DBA
Workshop Part 1
Researching and Interpreting WWII American Military Casualty Files

William L. (Bill) Beigel
3:30 - 3:45pm Break
3:45 - 4:45pm Workshop Part 2
Shift Procrastination to Productive Action: 16 Ways to Empower Professionals to Get More Done in Less Time and with Less Stress

Karen M. Gridley
Connecting with Influencers and Mentors
Marian Pierre-Louis
Workshop Part 2
Researching and Interpreting WWII American Military Casualty Files

William L. (Bill) Beigel
4:45 - 5:30pm Thursday Door Prizes & APG Annual Meeting

 

Friday 23 September 2016

All sessions held at Allen County Public Library

9:15 - 10:30am Opening Session: State of the Profession
Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG℠, CGL℠, FASG
10:30 - 10:45am Break
10:45 - 11:45am Genealogy for Love and Money
Mary Tedesco
Designing More Culturally Inclusive Presentations
Janice Lovelace, PhD
11:45am - 1:15pm Lunch Break
A Conversation with APG President Billie Fogarty
Registration required. See details below.
1:15 - 2:15pm Creating a Social Media Marketing Strategy
Marian Pierre-Louis
Creating Genealogical Courses
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG℠, CGL℠
2:15 - 2:30pm Break
2:30 - 3:30pm Working With a Client's DNA
Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD, JD
Workshop Part 1 - Virtual Coordinator: Managing a Genealogical Business in the Internet Age
Melanie Holtz, CG℠
Workshop Part 1 - Principles of Pedagogy: The Art and Science of Teaching for Genealogy Professionals
Mary Penner
3:30 - 3:45pm Break
3:45 - 4:45pm Getting the Most Out of Y-DNA
Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD, JD
Workshop Part 2 - Virtual Coordinator: Managing a Genealogical Business in the Internet Age
Melanie Holtz, CG℠
Workshop Part 2 - Principles of Pedagogy: The Art and Science of Teaching for Genealogy Professionals
Mary Penner
4:45 - 5:00pm Friday Door Prizes
7:00 - 9:00pm Pizza Party & PMC Night at the ACPL
Poster Session & Discussion Groups:
  1. Starting a Genealogy Business - Amy E. K. Arner
  2. Starting a Forensic Genealogy Business - Catherine Desmarais, CG℠

 

Saturday 24 September 2016

All sessions held at Allen County Public Library

8:30 - 9:30am Opening Session: Lessons From a Corporate Dropout
William L. (Bill) Beigel
9:30 - 9:45am Break
9:45 - 10:45am Traveling for Clients: Unique Challenges and Opportunities
Mary Penner
Become a Genealogical "Guide": Rethinking Client Research
Bryna O'Sullivan
Workshop Part 1
DNAGedcom: The Workhorse in Every Genealogist's DNA Toolbox

Bethany Waterbury
10:45 - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 12:00pm Designing Effective Websites: Connecting with Your Intended Audience
Carla S. Cegielski
Three Approaches for Facebook Page Success
Marian Pierre-Louis
Workshop Part 2
DNAGedcom: The Workhorse in Every Genealogist's DNA Toolbox

Bethany Waterbury
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch Break
Registration Required. See details below.
1:00 - 2:00pm Goal Setting for Genealogists
Janice Lovelace, PhD
Working with an Editor: Get Published!
Christy Fillerup
Workshop Part 1
Finding Dead Ancestors is Easy: Finding the Living Can Be a Challenge!

Michael Lacopo
2:00 - 2:15pm Break
2:15 - 3:15pm Succession Planning for Your Genealogical Business
Kelli Jo Bergheimer, MEd, MSM
Ancestral Social Network Analysis
Michael Hait, CG℠
Workshop Part 2
Finding Dead Ancestors is Easy: Finding the Living Can Be a Challenge!

Michael Lacopo
3:15 - 3:30pm Break
3:30 - 4:30pm Writing About and Citing DNA Test Results
Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG℠, CGL℠, FASG
Setting Rates as a Professional Genealogist
Billie Stone Fogarty, MEd
Communicating Strategically to Build Your Business
Margaret R. Fortier

 

PMC Details

APG Annual Meeting
PMC attendees are invited to attend the APG Annual Meeting on Thursday 22 September, immediately following the last session. 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 Thursday's and Friday's sessions. All PMC attendees are eligible for door prizes; raffle tickets will be distributed when you check in. Winners must be present to claim their door prize.

Luncheons
Thursday's seated luncheon offers a choice of swiss steak in garden gravy, stuffed breast of chicken a la Evan, or stuffed shells & marinara, fancy tossed salad, whipped red russet potatoes, green beans with bacon, rolls and butter, assorted brownies, lemonade, coffee.

Friday's luncheon is a buffet. The PMC luncheon buffet will include a choice of carved-to-order roast top beef or apple-almond stuffed chicken breast, deluxe caesar salad, roasted red russets parmesan, fresh California blend vegetables, rolls and butter, fruit and cream pies, lemonade, coffee.

Saturday's luncheon is a box lunch. You will have a choice of sliced beef, shaved ham, turkey breast, or veggie with cheese sandwiches, fresh fruit cup, Ruffles, gourmet cookies, bottled water and assorted sodas.

If you have special dietary restrictions, please send an email by 1 August 2016 to admin@apgen.org, detailing those needs. We will make every effort to provide appropriate arrangements.

Hotels

Attendees to the PMC can book rooms at either the Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center or the Courtyard Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown at Grand Wayne Convention Center. APG has negotiated the special room-rate of $109 per night at both hotels. Both hotels are a short walking distance from the library -- approximately two city blocks.

Both hotels offer complimentary wireless Internet access in guestrooms. Parking is available in the in the adjacent city-owned parking garage for $8.00 per day. Individuals may pay parking at the entrance or they may charge the $8.00 daily fee to their room through the hotel. Paying through the hotel provides in-and-out privileges for 24 hours.

Both hotels also offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport. Call the hotel for details.

Hilton Fort Wayne
1020 South Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802-3005
Phone: (260) 420-1100

The room block at the Hilton is currently sold out.

To book a room at the Hilton:

  1. Utilize the Personalized Group Web Page Link at http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/...
  2. Call 260-420-1100 and mention the group name "Association of Professional Genealogists"
  3. Book on the Hilton's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/hiltonfortwayneatthegrandwayneconventioncenter using the group code "APG"
This room rate is for overnight stays between 20 September and 26 September 2016. To guarantee this rate, reserve your room by 21 August 2016. Rooms at this rate are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so early reservations are recommended.

Courtyard Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown
1150 Harrison St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone: (260) 490-3629

To book a room at the Courtyard Marriott:

  1. Call 866-704-6163 and reference the group code "PMC"
  2. Utilize the Personalized Group Web Page Link at http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/...
This room rate is for overnight stays between 20 September and 25 September 2016. To guarantee this rate, reserve your room by 30 August 2016. Rooms at this rate are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so early reservations are recommended.

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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