21 August, 2013
Wednesday at FGS 2013
FGS 2013 officially kicks off today! Here's a taste of what's in store today in Fort Wayne.
Conference Registration is open today from 7am to 10am and 4pm to 6pm. This is for walk-ins to register for the conferences and for pre-paid attendees to check-in and pickup your badge, syllabus, special event tickets and more if you preregistered.
Focus on Societies Day starts with the Plenary Session “Is Your Society Website All It’s Cracked Up to Be?” with Cyndi Ingle Howells. The rest of the day is filled with sessions in the following tracks: Strategies for Success, Technology, Volunteers: Recruits and Converts, Society Projects, Planning for the Future and How To and Lessons Learned.
ACPL Hours – Extended research hours start tonight. The Genealogy Center is open from 9am to Midnight. You must be wearing your conference badge in order to enter the library after 9pm. Entrance after 9pm is through the Plaza Entrance (the doors nearest to the Grand Wayne Center and next to Dunkin Donuts).
FGS Opening Social, sponsored by findmypast.com, is from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. Preregistration is required. Don’t forget to wear your wristband for entry.