Call for Papers 2013 UGA & ICAPGen Fall Conference

Utah Genealogical Association & ICAPGen 2013 Fall Conference
‘50 Years of Excellence’
with BYU’s Center for Family History and Genealogy
Friday & Saturday November 8-9, 2013

Proposals are now being accepted for the Utah Genealogical Association & ICAPGen 2013 Fall Conference ‘50 Years of Excellence,’ in conjunction with BYU’s Center for Family History and Genealogy will be held Friday and Saturday November 8-9, 2013 at Brigham Young University Provo, Utah (Joseph F. Smith Building).

Each presentation will be 50 minutes in length, which includes time for questions and answers. Each presentation should reflect the latest status of research and publication on the topic. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, August 29th, 2013. We welcome proposals that allow participants to gain new skills and helpful information in the following areas:

  • Those getting started in family history
  • Hands-on classes taught in a computer lab setting (both PC and MAC computers available) including family history websites, conducting online research, using the Internet for family history, etc.
  • Research Methodology: Beginning, intermediate, and advanced research methodology in an area specific region in the world
  • Research process, pedigree analysis, evidence evaluation, tracing immigrants, record sources, etc.
  • Courses preparing for an Accreditation
  • Family history and genealogy websites for conducting research online
  • Family organizations, family collaboration, writing, editing and publishing family history, etc.

Proposals must include:

  • Full name of the presenter
  • A brief biographical sketch of the presenter for the syllabus (50 words maximum)
  • Title of the presentation
  • Class description (one or two line description for the schedule and a longer one for the syllabus)
  • Audience skill level (all, beginner, intermediate, or advanced)
  • Medium of presentation
  • PowerPoint
  • Internet (requires screen shot backup in case of Internet failure)
  • Any audiovisual equipment needed:
  • Computers, projectors, and Internet access will be provided for speakers to use for their presentations.
  • Current e-mail
  • Lecture experience
Additionally, are you willing to provide one-on-one research assistance? UGA and ICAPGen would like to offer Ask a Genealogist services. Consultation sessions will last 30 minutes in length. If you are willing to work in this forum please include the geographic area you are willing to assist in with your proposal, e.g. “Ask a Genealogist” – England research. Please be as broad or as specific as you are comfortable assisting another individual.

Speakers participating in the conference will receive a:

  • $75 per lecture with additional $25 if syllabus is submitted on time
  • Complimentary registration
  • Conference syllabus on a flash drive (there will be no printed syllabus)
  • Complimentary lunch provided on the day(s) speaker presents

Please e-mail presentation proposals in Microsoft Word or .PDF format to
Raymon Naisbitt at
no later than Thursday August 29th.

Completed syllabus must be submitted no later than Monday October 14th.