Friday, November 22, 2013

Call For Speakers: 20th Annual BIFHSGO Family History Conference

20th Annual BIFHSGO Family History Conference

The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa is seeking proposals for presentations at its annual conference, September 19 - 21, 2014, to be held in Ottawa at Library and Archives Canada.

Conference Theme

The conference will focus on three main topics:
  • English family history
  • Immigration from the British Isles, including Home Children
  • Genetic genealogy
Proposals are also invited for other conference presentations likely to be of interest to BIFHSGO members and for pre-conference workshops or seminars.


Please send proposals to before January 31, 2014.

Proposal Submission

  • Each proposal should be written on one page and include:
  • Your full name, postal address, telephone number, and email address;
  • Whether the proposal is for:
    • a lecture (or several lectures) during the conference, and/or
    • a seminar or hands-on workshop on the Friday. Please indicate if the workshop will be a half day (3 hours) or a full day (6 hours);
  • Presentation title(s);
  • An abstract of up to 200 words describing each presentation;
  • A one or two-sentence description of your talk(s) for the conference brochure;
  • A 100-150 word biography;
  • Your audiovisual requirements;
  • Whether your presentation(s) would be aimed at those working at the beginner (general), intermediate, or advanced (specialist) level;
  • Whether you will provide a two to four-page summary of your talk, including references and website addresses, as a handout;
  • Whether you would be prepared to present remotely.

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