24 April 2017

Mobile Conference App Now Available for the NGS 2017 Family History Conference

Mobile Conference App Now Available for the NGS 2017 Family History Conference


ARLINGTON, VA, 24 APRIL 2017—The Mobile Conference App for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2017 Family History Conference is now available. This conference will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, from 10‒13 May 2017. To download the free NGS Conference App, go to http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/attend/mobile-app/.

The NGS Conference App is available for iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and web-enabled devices. Search your app store for NGS Family. If you already have the 2015 or 2016 NGS mobile app, go to settings within the app and tap “Exit to Conference.” Choose NGS 2017, then tap download.

Some of the convenient features on the app allows users to

·         stay organized with the Dashboard’s up-to-the-minute information;
·         find all conference information in one place with “About NGS 2017 Family History Conference”;
·         receive important real-time communications from NGS with Alerts;
·         follow and join in on the conference chatter with the built-in Twitter feed. The Twitter hashtag is #NGS2017GEN;
·         sync your schedule across multiple devices;
·         locate sessions and exhibitors on the convention center maps;
·         connect, message, and share schedules with your colleagues through the Friends feature;
·         link to syllabus material for each lecture, which will be available beginning in early May; and
·         take and save notes.

We encourage you to begin using the app now so you can improve your conference experience in Raleigh.

Editor’s Note: It’s really convenient to download and use the app when attending the NGS conference.  I have been waiting for this announcement so that I can get started building a Friends list and also block out the talks and events that I am already scheduled for. I also find the maps invaluable as I move from place to place. Feel free to "Friend" me. It will be nice to catch up with Upfront with NGS readers whether long-time ones or those new to the blog.

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