25 Jul 2013

Association of Professional Genealogists Extends Call for Speakers for 2014 Professional Management Conference

PMC Organizers Seek Lectures and Workshops Exemplifying How Professionals Conduct Genealogy

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 25 July, 2013- The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) is accepting lecture and workshop proposals for the 2014 APG Professional Management Conference (PMC). The two-day conference will be held at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City on 10–11 January 2014, two days before the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. The deadline for proposals is 10 August 2013.

"APG's Professional Management Conference offers interactive, hands-on, relevant guidance in advanced genealogical research skills and in business practices relevant to today's professional genealogist," said Kenyatta D. Berry, APG President. "Attendees look forward to learning fresh ideas about how professionals conduct genealogy—and we encourage all interested APG members to submit proposals for lectures or workshops."

Call for Speakers Details
PMC lecture and workshop topics challenge professional genealogists to think outside the box, evaluate their current business, and meet the demands of the twenty-first-century client. Lectures will be one hour, including questions. Workshops should be interactive and 2–3 hours in length.

Lectures and workshops must be new, original, and on topics relevant to professional genealogists, but they do not need to be specifically genealogical. Presentations from other professional fields on topics of benefit to professional genealogists are encouraged (such as tax deductions, the importance of image, research grants, and so on). Proposals from non-APG members will be considered as well.

Submit proposals via e-mail to either in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Proposals are due by 10 August 2013 and should include the following information:

-- Name, address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address of speaker
-- Title of the presentation
-- Summary of the presentation (less than 100 words)
-- Detailed description of the presentation (not to exceed 1,000 words)
-- Explanation of how the presentation meets demands faced by professional genealogists (roughly 50–75 words)
-- One-sentence biography for the program brochure
-- Biography of 150 words for publicity and the PMC syllabus
-- Audio/visual requirements
-- List of lectures given in the last 18 months, including topic and location

Selected speakers will receive a complimentary PMC registration, PMC syllabus, lunch, and a $400 all-inclusive honorarium for a one-hour lecture presentation or a $650 all-inclusive honorarium for a two-hour lecture or workshop presentation. APG does not pay separate travel expenses or hotel costs.

About APG PMC 2014
The 16th annual APG PMC will be held in Salt Lake City, 10-11 January 2014, before the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Join the APG PMC 2014 discussion on our Facebook or LinkedIn sites, or on Twitter using hashtag #APGPMC.

About the APG
The Association of Professional Genealogists (, established in 1979, represents more than 2,700 genealogists, librarians, writers, editors, historians, instructors, booksellers, publishers and others involved in genealogy-related businesses. APG encourages genealogical excellence, ethical practice, mentoring and education. The organization also supports the preservation and accessibility of records useful to the fields of genealogy and history. Its members represent all fifty states, Canada, and thirty other countries. APG is active on LinkedIn, Twitter ( and FaceBook (


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Media Contacts:
Kathleen W. Hinckley, CG
Executive Director
Association of Professional Genealogists
P.O. Box 535, Wheat Ridge, CO 80034-0535
phone: 303-422-9371

Corey Oiesen
Communications Officer
Association of Professional Genealogists