25 May 2016

NGS Conference Recap + provide feedback on speakers & order lecture audio recordings ...

Though the Conference is over … you can still participate by providing speaker feedback (if you attended) or purchasing access to live-streamed lectures or audio recorded sessions!

If you attended the NGS 2016 Family History Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, thanks for doing so. We were delighted to see you and hoped you enjoyed the conference as much as we did. In all, 1,915 people participated in the conference. We hope the conference enhanced your research and analytical skills and provided you with more technological tools. Most important, we hope the knowledge that you gained will help you as you advance your research, analysis, and writing.

We especially want to thank all the conference speakers. Their excellent presentations enabled NGS to deliver an outstanding program. If you have specific comments about a session, please provide feedback via the app or at http://app.core-apps.com/ngs2016 by going to the Events icon, locating your session, and tapping the clipboard icon on the side bar. Your comments help the Conference Committee plan and improve your next conference experience. Also, please take a few minutes to answer a brief survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NGS2016GEN. The closing date for both is 31 May 2016.

You can still sign up for the on-demand presentations of the ten lectures recorded via live streaming from Playback Now. If you are interested or if you have a friend who missed the conference, the on-demand recordings will be available for viewing through 7 August 2016. The package includes a full downloadable version of the syllabus. The details and costs for the recordings are available at http://www.playbackngs.com/livestream-ngs-2016-family-history-conference.

NGS Members may use the following codes for the member discount at checkout:
Remember to use the Discount Codes:
Bundle            ($30 off) = NGSMBR30
Track 1 or 2    ($15 off) = NGSMBR15

Audio recordings of more than 150 lectures are also available from Playback Now. See http://www.playbackngs.com/ for titles and prices.

A number of awards were presented at the conference. Details about the 2016 awards and the recipients can be found at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/pressroom/press_releases. We encourage you or your society to enter the 2017 competitions and awards. Details about the awards and submission deadlines can be found at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/awards_competitions.

We look forward to seeing you next year at the NGS 2017 Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, 10–13 May. Details will be available in the coming months on the NGS Family History Conference website at http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/.

NGS Conference Committee

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