I’m excited to announce that I have been accepted as a member of the Official Social Media Press for the NGS 2014 Family History Conference. The National Genealogical Society (NGS) has coined the phrase “social media press” to be inclusive of bloggers, micro-bloggers, and other social media writers. They still allow use of the old designation, “Official Blogger,” if desired.
The 2014 annual conference of the National Genealogical Society will be held from the 7th to the 10th of May in Richmond, Virginia. Pre-conference buzz has been high. The original conference hotels sold out and more were added. Those sold out as well. NGS recently announced it had booked additional blocks of rooms with hotels near the Richmond airport. It warned, however, that there is no shuttle service from those hotels to the conference center. To accommodate this need, NGS has arranged discounted car rentals and encourages attendees to share a ride to the Greater Richmond Convention Center downtown each day.
The early bird discount ends 24 March 2014. See the conference brochure for session titles and presenters, pricing, and other information.