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2022 PMC Call for Presentations

Call for Presentations for the
2022 Virtual Professional Management Conference

How to Pivot: Genealogy in a Changing World

Deadline extended: 11:59 pm EST on 13 March 2022

The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) will hold its 23rd annual Professional Management Conference (PMC) How to Pivot: Genealogy in a Changing World on the 21st – 24th September 2022. The APG PMC will be held virtually.

APG is now accepting proposals for creative, interactive, and actionable learning presentations geared towards changes within the world of professional genealogy. Proposals from international members are encouraged.

PMC presentations are longer than the traditional format of 50 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of questions, to allow in-depth exploration of a topic.

  • Lectures are 75 minutes, which includes time for questions from attendees.
  • Workshops or Panel Discussions are 150 minutes (2.5 hours) which includes time for activities or class interaction.

Suggested Topics:

Suggested topics focused on the theme How to Pivot: Genealogy in a Changing World include, but are not limited to:

  • Changes in research methodology
  • Diversifying your product offerings
  • Changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Tools to improve workflow
  • Project management software
  • Creating and using templates
  • Business formation
  • Mentoring
  • Advanced marketing and publicity strategies
  • Social media marketing
  • Rewriting your business plan
  • Shifting a client from potential to actual
  • Managing a business with employees or subcontractors
  • Creating client friendly reports (not academic-style research reports)
  • Ethical considerations
  • Beyond basic accounting – i.e., best practices for accepting non-cash payments and best practices for working internationally and with different currencies

Submission Details: 

APG prefers new and original presentations geared to professional genealogists. Prospective speakers may submit up to four (4) proposals (lectures, workshops, or panels). APG will consider proposals from non-APG members.

Proposals must include the following:

  • Name, address, phone number, and email address of the presenter(s)
  • Title of the presentation or workshop
  • Summary of the presentation or workshop
  • Detailed description of the presentation or workshop
  • How does the presentation or workshop meet the demands and changes faced by professional genealogists? (50 to 75 words)
  • Presenter(s) biography
  • Presenter 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.)

Click here for online submission form. Please complete the form and include a PDF attachment including all the above requirements. One proposal per submission. Name the PDF file with your surname and the presentation title, for example: SMITH Starting a Genealogical Business.

Deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm EST on 13 March 2022

If you have any questions, please email the conference coordinators at

Compensation Policy:

  • Accepted speakers will receive $350 per lecture or $575 per workshop.
  • Accepted speakers will receive a full complimentary conference registration and complimentary digital syllabus.
  • APG will provide the conference platform.
  • Accepted speakers will not receive compensation for travel, accommodations, or meals due to the virtual nature of the conference.
  • Accepted speakers will supply APG with quality syllabus material for the presentation, workshop, or panel in the format requested in the contract. If provided by the stated deadline, the speaker will receive an additional $50 per lecture or $75 per workshop or panel discussion.  
  • Accepted speakers grant permission for APG to record the lecture, workshop, or panel.
  • Accepted speakers grant permission for APG to sell the lecture after the conference for a period to end 1 April 2023.
  • Accepted speakers will receive a royalty of $3.00 per recording sold after the presentation.

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