GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

The program, including the schedule of speakers, computer workshops, Breakfasts with Experts, SIG Luncheons, Film Festival films, and tours is now available here. The program can be searched in very flexible ways: by title, speaker, date, experience level, type of presentation (e.g., lecture or workshop), topic category, and geographical focus.

Except for the optional fee-based items described below, conference activities do not have to be reserved in advance. They are open on a first-come-first-served basis.

The optional fee-based items—meal events, workshops, tours, printed syllabus, etc.—have been added to the registration form. Those who have registered for the conference will be able to use the Registration Update page (aka the "Attendee Service Center") to add those items.

Unless otherwise noted, conference events—lectures, meals, computer workshops, the Film Festival, the Exhibitor Hall—are open only to registered attendees.

Daily Planner Extracts

For the convenience of attendees in planning for the conference, we are providing three extracted sections from the Daily Planner.

Onsite Registration Hours

On-site registration, where you pick up your badge (required for attendance at most conference functions) and other materials, will be open during the following hours:

Saturday (August 3): 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday (August 4): 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday - Thursday (August 5 to 8):    7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday (August 9): 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Lecture Time Blocks

The main lecture program will occupy six time slots from Sunday through Thursday. On Friday, the program will end after the three morning slots. On Sunday, there is no programming during the earliest slot, and all the other slots are shifted 15 minutes earlier.

8:15 am - 9:30 am
9:45 am - 11:00 am
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

There will also be special programs—lectures and entertainment—in the evenings. Other tracks will include the Film Festival, computer workshops, and small-group meetings.

SHARE Fair

On Sunday afternoon from 1:30 to 5:00 there will be a fair featuring Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOFs), archives and repositories, local genealogical and historical societies, and local Jewish organizations of interest. More details are available here.

Breakfasts and Lunches

We will be offering Breakfasts with Experts from 7:00 am to 8:15 am every morning from Monday through Thursday and SIG Lunches every day from Sunday through Thursday from 12:30 to 2:00. They are included in the program schedule, and additional information is available on the meal events page.

Computer Workshops

Computer workshops using Windows PCs will be offered from Sunday through Thursday; workshops for (and using) Macs will be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday. The fee will be $30 for each. They are listed on the program schedule. To see a listing of all of the computer workshops, click on the little downward pointing triangle for the "Type of Presentation" search option and select "Computer Workshop". Then click on the "Search" button.

Evening Programs

Various special activities will take place in the evenings from Sunday through Thursday, including special speakers and entertainment. They are described in detail here.

The ProQuest database will be available for use by conference attendees all day on Tuesday (and only on Tuesday). In order to allow participants to take advantage of this opportunity, the Resource Center will be kept open until 9 pm.

 

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