Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS)
Call for Proposals
2017 Fall Virtual Conference
2018 Webinar Series
Proposals are being sought for the Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS) 2017 Fall Virtual Conference and the 2018 "Poolside Chats: A Genealogy Webinar Series".
2017 Fall Virtual Conference: The Virtual Conference is being planned for 3 & 4 November 2017. The first day is currently scheduled to be a Society Management Day and the second day general genealogy related topics. Attendees can attend the “live” presentation or the recorded video, which will be available to registered attendees only, for a limited period of time after the conference. Handout material is required for each presentation. Compensation will be limited to an honorarium of $150.00 per lecture and a one-time taping royalty of $50.00 for a total of $200.00 per speaker.
2018 "Poolside Chats: A Genealogy Webinar Series": The webinars are presented free to the FSGS membership and the public on the third (3rd) Thursday of the month at 8:00 p.m. ET. The Go-to-Webinar service is utilized. Compensation will be limited to an honorarium of $150.00 for selected presentations. Each presentation will be limited to a total of one hour (50 minute presentation and a brief five-minute question-and-answer period). Handout material is required for the presentation and will be hosted on the FSGS website on the "Members [Only]" page.
Proposal Information: Among the topics being considered for both events are presentations on Computers/Technology, Beginning Genealogy, Research Sources, Immigration/migration, Florida Research (i.e., history, available records, repositories, ethnic and religious groups, etc.), Society Management and broader genealogical topics including methodology, problem solving, publishing, military records, land records, etc. Online workshop proposals will be considered.
Proposals should include the following information:
- Speaker's Name, address, and telephone number
- Speaker's Email address and website URL
- Biography for publicity (not to 150 words)
- Resume of previous (within the last 18 months) experience, including webinar experience
- Title of the Presentation (not to exceed 14 words)
- Summary of the presentation (not to exceed 50 words)
- Detailed description of the presentation (not to exceed 300 words)
- Audience skill level (beginner, intermediate, advanced, etc.)
Submissions are due on or before 1 May 2017, 11:59 p.m. (ET).
The Florida State Genealogical Society was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization 16 May 1977. The society was founded to promote the study and research of genealogy and local history. The society publishes source materials and family history, while encouraging seminars, workshops and similar educational meetings in the State of Florida. The Society mission is to inspire and promote awareness and appreciation of genealogy, family history and Florida heritage.