24 August 2017

[CA-SCGS] REMINDER Jamboree 2018 Call for Presentations


49th Annual Southern California Genealogical Jamboree
Unlock Your Lineage
Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, 2018

6th Annual SCGS Genetic Genealogy Conference
Link Through DNA
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Family History Writers Conference
Loving Your Family Legends
Thursday, May 31, 2018

DNA Workshops
Thursday, May 31, 2018

2018 Jamboree Extension Series Webinars

The Southern California Genealogical Society [SCGS] announces its Call for Presentations for its 2018 conferences and event. This Call pertains to the Jamboree, Genetic Genealogy, Writers Conference and the 2018 Jamboree Extension and Webinar Series Programs.  Presentations will only be accepted through the online portal August 1, 2017—September 9, 2017.

Submissions of Presentations:  Speakers interested in presenting lectures, workshops or webinars for 2018 must submit their proposals through the Jamboree Speaker Portal at  next.scgsgenealogy.com/call-for-presentations/.  Only those presentations submitted through the portal will be considered.  The submission process ensures that correct speaker information is used in communication, advertising, and conference materials. 

SCGS Jamboree draws attendees of all experience levels from first timers to conference veterans.   The Jamboree Extension Series attracts an international audience comprised of all skill levels.  We encourage the submissions of all levels of lectures; all topics will be considered.  New presentations are encouraged.  Presentations may include the following topics:
  • Digital Resources
  • DNA Genetic Genealogy
  • Ethnic Research
  • Family History Writing
  • Law
  • Methodology
  • Migration, Emigration/Immigration
  • Naturalization
  • Next Generation
  • Preservation/Archival Storage
  • Record Types
  • Repositories
Number of Presentations:  Speakers may submit up to 6 presentations.  The SCGS Jamboree Committee, at its sole discretion, may select none, some, or all of the presentations submitted by any speaker.

Session Length:  Jamboree, DNA Day and Writers Conference presentations are 60 minutes long, including a 10-minute Q&A.  Workshops are 3 1/2 hours in length.  Jamboree Extension Series Webinars are to be 60 minutes with an additional 30 minutes for questions.

Live Streaming and Recording:  Special consideration will be given to those Jamboree speakers who permit live streaming or video/audio recording of their presentation. 

Statement of Nondiscrimination:  The Southern California Genealogical Society is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.  SCGS is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination in employment and opportunity because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age.  Jamboree, DNA Day, Writers Conference, Workshops and Webinar Speakers are selected based on experience, technical knowledge, speaking ability, diversity of topics and relevance.

If you have not presented at a past Jamboree and wish to provide a recording of one of your presentations, please send it to the Southern California Genealogical Society, Attention: Jamboree Chair, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504.  Examples of syllabus submissions may be emailed to SCGCJamboree@gmail.com.  These materials may be used during the selection process and cannot be returned but will be destroyed after the selection process.

Questions:  Any inquiries may be emailed to SCGSJamboree@gmail.com with the subject line: Call for Presentations [your last name].  We look forward to the possibility of including you in the 2018 Southern California Genealogical Society event schedules. 

Alice Fairhurst,                       
SCGS Jamboree Co-Chair

Diane Adamson, 
SCGS Jamboree Co-Chair

Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
Phone: 818-843-7247   Fax: 818-843-7262

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