The following press release was issued by the (U.S.) National Genealogical Society:
FALLS CHURCH, VA, 3 FEBRUARY 2021—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) issued a call for poster sessions for the SLAM! Idea Showcase scheduled for 18 May 2021. This event is just one of several new components of the week-long virtual NGS Family History Conference, 17─21 May 2021. The showcase will promote information sharing and collaboration among genealogical information providers.
Societies, libraries, archives, and museums (SLAM) as well as other organizations such as universities are encouraged to submit virtual “posters” as PowerPoint presentations with voiceover or other videos (in mp4 format), or other media to illustrate their creative and innovative projects or programs.
Posters will be available for viewing by attendees. Presenters will also be able to discuss their posters live in a chat room with participants. The Showcase will include a live-broadcast main stage event featuring select posters. NGS will select three of the top posters for cash awards.
NGS will accept poster submissions through 15 March 2021. Submission requirements and an online submission form are posted on the NGS conference website.
Take advantage of the discounted Early Bird registration fee, plus member discounts, when you sign up by 15 March 2021.
*Note: Due to ongoing mandates in Virginia in regards to COVID-19 and our concern for the well-being of our attendees, exhibitors, volunteers, and staff, NGS is unable to host an in-person conference in Richmond, Virginia in May 2021.