Call for Papers - APG PMC 2012

APG’s 2012 Professional Management Conference (PMC) is scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Below is an announcement for proposal submissions. Please note that the deadline for submissions is only a month away - July 15, 2011.

Next year’s PMC will take place the week after the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and the day before RootsTech, so make your plans now to spend a little or a lot of time in Salt Lake City early next year to hone your professional and genealogical skills.

The 2012 PMC theme, “Techniques, Tools, and Technology” is intended to take advantage of the unique confluence of events in SLC, and build on traditional techniques and tools using today’s technology. We hope to have a good mix of skill-building topics for those entering the professional, as well as advanced techniques for the seasoned professional. Please consider submitting in your area of expertise.

We hope to see you in Salt Lake City in February 2012.

Here is the Call for Papers:

Professional Management Conference (PMC) sponsored by the Association of Professional Genealogists
1 February 2012
Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown
Salt Lake City, Utah

Techniques, Tools, and Technology
*****Deadline for Submissions: 15 July 2011*****

Lecture proposals for the 2012 Professional Management Conference are now being accepted. The PMC encourages all members of the genealogical profession to look at ways to improve both their genealogical and their business skills.

Lectures should:
  • Challenge genealogical professionals to think outside the box.
  • Help professionals evaluate and review their current business.
  • Encourage professionals to meet the demands of the twenty-first-century client.
Lectures must be new, original, and on topics relevant to professional genealogists, but do not need to be specifically genealogical. Presentations from other professional fields on topics that would benefit professional genealogists will be considered such as tax deductions for genealogists, benefits of incorporating versus remaining a sole proprietorship, etc. Lectures will be one hour, including questions; however, those offering a 2-3 hour interactive workshop are also encouraged to submit proposals.

Proposals should be submitted electronically to either in Microsoft Word or PDF format and should include the following:
  • Name, address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address of speaker
  • Title of the presentation
  • Detailed description of the presentation
  • Short one-sentence summary for the program brochure
  • Short one-sentence biography for the program brochure
  • Biography of 150 words for publicity and the PMC syllabus
  • Audio visual requirements
  • List of lectures given in the last 18 months including topic and location
The Association of Professional Genealogists (, established in 1979, represents over 2,400 genealogists, librarians, writers, editors, historians, instructors, booksellers, publishers, and others involved in genealogy-related businesses. APG encourages genealogical excellence, ethical practice, mentoring, and education; and supports the preservation and accessibility of records useful to the fields of genealogy, local, and social history. Its members represent all fifty states, Canada, and thirty other countries.