Jamboree 2014: Planning my Friday Classes

This year’s Jamboree is going to be so much fun.  Jamboree is always fun but this year is extra special – I’m speaking with Josh Taylor (yes, the Josh Taylor) twice, going to be on a really exciting panel, I’m having my bridal shower/bachelorette party with my genealogy friends, and my fiance is coming along for the first time.  So, it is going to be fun.

I am a huge believer in having a game plan when you go to conferences – what are your goals, what classes do you want to see, who do you want to see if the exhibit hall, etc.  Be ready to let the game plan change in the moment, but having an idea of where you are going with things will help you make the most of the conference.

So here is my plan for Friday:

  • 8:30-9:30: Josh and I will be teaching “Engaging the Next Generation” and discussing ways to attract new members to your society.  The lovely NextGen Genealogy Network is sponsoring this session.  It’s going to be bright and early – so come out and support us with your coffee in hand (I’ll definitely have some in my hands!)
  • 5:30-6:30 at “Proof Arguments: How and Why” by F. Warren Bitner.  This falls in my plan of always improving my methodology.

Between this, I will be enthusiastically greeting my genealogy family and friends as they arrive.  Somewhere in there, I will be eating breakfast (either in the expensive hotel restaurant or at the little Starbucks kiosk in the lounge), checking out the exhibit hall, and eating lunch somewhere.  There are lots of lunch options across the street such as Sansai Japanese Restaurant, George’s Greek Restaurant, and Denny’s.  We could also eat in the hotel restaurant but we probably won’t since it is a bit pricey for our budget.

What are your Friday Jamboree plans?

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One Response to Jamboree 2014: Planning my Friday Classes

  1. Looking forward to you class on getting the next generation involved. I’m trying to recruit my kids, nieces/nephews into carrying the torch once my generation is done.

    I’ll make sure I have extra coffee at all times! :-)

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