This year I attended UGA’s SLIG conference, RootsTech and will be attending in a few weeks UGA’s Family History Conference and I’m still trying to work out attending FGS in Sept. Wish I could have attended SCGS’s Jamboree, NGA and BYU Family History Conferences but wasn’t able to this year, but I did the next best thing – I bought their syllabus. While the syllabus isn’t the perfect substitute for the real thing, it still is a great resource. Here is how I use them.
|BYU Family History Conference 2011|
- First, I make a print out of the each day’s classes and presenters and put it in a notebook. I also have it in a file on my pc.
- I make note of the classes I hope to attend in a future conference and put that in my conference folder.
- I also write the titles, presenter, conference and date and record it in my OneNote genealogy notebook under the subject heading you can read how I did that in this post, so I can find it again.
- I make a list of presenters that I want to learn more about. I check out the books, articles, webinars they have produced. I add them to my Twitter, Google+ and Facebook pages.
StalkingTracking their posts and comments I often able to glean more information on subjects I am interested in learning about, like their favorite websites and resources.
- I make a list of books mentioned and add it to my wishlist.
- I note any vendors that look interesting and check out their websites.
- I add websites and databases mentioned in presentations.
- I also follow tweets on Twitter from participants during the conference. They often clue me in to things that weren't mentioned in the syllabus.
Did I leave something out? Would love to hear more ideas from you.