The following announcement was written by the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG):
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 1 February 2022 – SAVE THE DATE 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 PMC will be held virtually on an all-in-one, dynamic, and interactive platform providing a plenitude of features, attendee engagement, and networking.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
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 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
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)
Beyond basic accounting – i.e., best practices for accepting non-cash payments and best practices for working internationally and with different currencies
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 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.
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Deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm EST, Friday, 4 March 2022.
If you have any questions, please email the conference coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Association of Professional Genealogists
The Association of Professional Genealogists (www.apgen.org), established in 1979, represents more than 2,500 genealogists in various 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 U.S. states, Canada, and forty other countries. APG is active on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook.