17 March 2020

COVID-19: NGS Conference Update

COVID-19: NGS 2020 Family History Conference Updates

Early Bird Discount Extended; Cancellation Fee Waived

The NGS Board of Directors continues to closely monitor health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19. Last week a national emergency was declared to free up federal resources and improve the country’s response to the pandemic. In addition, on 15 March 2020, the CDC recommended that gatherings larger than 50 people be cancelled for eight weeks.

The 2020 Family History Conference remains more than eight weeks away. Our Conference Committee continues to plan and prepare for a great experience for our conference attendees. While we remain optimistic that the event can be held, we are prudently making contingency plans. The health and safety of our members, attendees, and employees remain our priority and will continue to guide our decisions related to COVID-19.

At this time, the 2020 Family History Conference is still planned as scheduled for 20-23 May 2020 in Salt Lake City. Please visit COVID-19: NGS Conference Updates on our Conference website since conditions on the ground are changing quickly.

The early bird registration deadline is extended until 31 March 2020. We have also waived the $50 cancellation fee, including for those who cancelled previously. If you would like to consider donating your cancellation fee to help NGS weather what may be a challenging period, please email Matt Menashes, NGS Executive Director.

If anything else should change, speakers, exhibitors, and registrants will be notified, and all information will be posted on the conference website. In addition, if there are any changes to event schedules, we will provide information about options that may be available and/or other specific details. Please check the COVID-19: NGS Conference Update page frequently for any changes.

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