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Reset, Refresh, Refine Your Genealogy Career at the APG 2023 Professional Management Conference!

Join APG for 3 FULL DAYS of networking and presentations designed by genealogy professionals for professionals 19–21 October 2023 in-person in Salt Lake City or virtually on Whova.

Learn innovative business practices and ideas you can implement immediately to directly benefit your career and network with genealogy pros from all over the world.

The Call for Presentations is now open!

Call for Presentations

APG is now accepting proposals for creative, interactive, and actionable learning presentations to energize and boost attendees’ genealogy careers. Proposals from international speakers are encouraged.

PMC presentations are longer than the traditional genealogy conference format to allow for in-depth exploration of each topic.
●    Presentations are 60 minutes, plus 15 minutes for questions and answers for a total of 75 minutes.
●    Workshops or Panel Discussions are 150 minutes (2.5 hours) which includes time for activities and class interaction.


Suggested topics focused on the theme Reset, Refresh, Refine Your Genealogy Career include, but are not limited to:
●    Accounting and bookkeeping
●    Business formation options and resources
●    Designing and presenting lectures and courses
●    Diversifying your product offerings
●    Ethical considerations
●    Finding your niche market
●    Forensic Genealogy
●    Innovative client reporting
●    Marketing, brand, and social media strategies
●    Mentoring
●    Offering packages, pricing, and setting rates
●    Project management software and tools
●    Safeguarding yourself and your business
●    Startup strategies, business planning, and goal setting
●    Thinking like an entrepreneur
●    Working with a genealogy librarian or archivist
●    Writing and publishing


APG prefers new and original presentations tailored to professional genealogists and their businesses. Prospective speakers may submit up to four (4) proposals (presentations, workshops, or panels). Both in-person and virtual presentations will be considered. APG will also consider proposals from non-APG members.

Notifications will be sent to all submitters in April 2023. Syllabus materials will be due 1 September 2023. APG will provide digital projectors for onsite presentations. Onsite speakers will be responsible for providing their own laptops and compatible connection cables. APG’s speaker compensation policy can be found on our website at

All proposals must include the following:
●    Name, address, phone number, and email address of the speaker(s)
●    Speaker’s biography (25 word maximum)
●    Indicate willingness to present live in-person and/or virtually live or recorded.
●    Speaking experience: list of presentations given in the last 18 months, including topic, audience, and location, live or virtual.
●    Indicate whether or not you are willing to have your presentation recorded for possible broadcast and/or sale. (Granting permission does not guarantee your presentation will be recorded or broadcast.)
●    Title of the presentation or workshop
●    Summary of the presentation or workshop for brochure (25 word maximum)
●    Detailed outline/description of the presentation or workshop
●    How will the presentation or workshop enhance attendees’ genealogy business? (50 to 75 words)

One proposal per submission.

Submit a Proposal

Luncheon Presentations: If you or your organization would like to sponsor a luncheon, please do not use the online submission form; instead contact Dawn Carey Henry, PMC Manager at

Deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, 19 March 2023.

If you have any questions, please email Dawn Carey Henry, PMC Manager at



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Dates to Remember

Professional Management Conference
In person in Salt Lake City, UT &
Virtually on Whova
19-21 October 2023

Call for Presentations Deadline:
19 March 2023