The following is a press release issued by the (U.S.) National Genealogical Society:
FALLS CHURCH, VA, 12 JANUARY 2021— The National Genealogical Society (NGS) issued a call for submissions for the SLAM! Idea Showcase scheduled for May 2022. The event is one of several components of the 2022 NGS Family History Conference, 24─28 May 2021. The showcase allows genealogical information providers to share their work with genealogists and family historians while encouraging collaboration among information providers.
Societies, libraries, archives, and museums (SLAM) as well as other organizations such as universities are encouraged this year to submit posters or videos to illustrate their creative and innovative projects or programs.
Posters and videos will be available for viewing by attendees In-Person in Sacramento, California, and Online at Home using the Whova virtual event platform. Presenters will also be able to discuss their posters with participants. NGS will select the top posters and videos for cash awards; additional submissions will be selected for honorable mentions. The top six videos will be shown during the SLAM! Film Fest in Sacramento on 24 May 2022.
NGS will accept submissions through 15 March 2022. Submission requirements and online submission forms are posted on the NGS conference website.