Monday, September 24, 2012

Announcing Call for Papers - 2013 Genealogy Jamboree

For immediate release 24 Sep 2012

The Southern California Genealogical Society announces a Call for Proposals for the 44th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, to be held at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, Burbank, California, Thursday through Sunday, June 6 through 9, 2013. Thursday will be a day of hands-on workshops.

Proposals for the 2013 Jamboree Extension Series webinars are also covered by this Call for Proposals. The very popular webinar series features sessions on the first Saturday and the third Wednesday of each month.
The theme of the 2013 Jamboree is "Travel the Path to the Past."  When it comes to genealogy,  travel can have several meanings. Travel thousands of miles to a distant homeland, or drive to a courthouse in the next county. Travel to earlier generations with just a few keystrokes, or by touching treasured artifacts, or straining to read faded ink on a long-forgotten document.

We look forward to receiving proposals for a variety of topics. We will be taking an in-depth look at the use of military records.

Special note to Samford attendees: Your schedule may conflict with attendance at Jamboree. Don't let that prevent you from submitting proposals. We will work with our speakers' travel schedules to permit appearances at both events.

The deadline for submission of proposals is October 21, 2012. Selected speakers will be notified by November 30, 2012, and contracts will be issued on January 1. What a great way to start the year!

Submission of proposals is done online through the Speaker Portal. Speakers are encouraged to download the submission guide to prepare the information in advance.

Please contact Vicki Hilb, Program Chair, at SCGSJamboree@gmail.com if you have questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Download the Call for Proposals document
Download a hard copy of the Proposal Submission Guide
Enter your proposals through the Speaker Portal


Paula Hinkel, Co-Chair
Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504
818.843.7262