Gone to Texas, August 27-30, 2014
In just a few weeks, the nation’s genealogists will gather in San Antonio for the FGS 2014 Conference – “Gone to Texas.” Here are some of the frequently asked questions we’ve received. If you have a question not covered here, don’t hesitate to ask it! If one person has a question, it’s likely someone else has the same or similar question.
May I still register for the Conference?
Yes, you may. Visit the Conference website at www.fgsconference.org to register via the easy online form. Watch the conference blog at www.fgsconference.org/blog for last minute information on transportation, events, speakers, workshops, and things to do in San Antonio. You may also register at the door.
Do I have to be a member of FGS to register for this conference?
No. In fact, FGS does not have individual memberships. FGS members are genealogical societies. That results in representation of thousands of members of those societies. You also do not need to be a member of one of these societies to register for the FGS conference. If you are interested in genealogical research, you are invited to join in on the conference education and fun. Anyone can register for the FGS 2014 Conference at www.fgsconference.org/registration.
I have already registered for the conference but now I want to add a luncheon or an evening event; can I do that?
Yes, it’s very easy. Revisit the FGS Conference website and login using the PIN number you received after you registered. Follow the steps on the screen and add the meals or events to your existing registration.
I am not sure which lectures I will be attending. Do I have to select them now?
The primary reason we ask you to select the sessions you will attend is to help the individuals doing the space planning. Knowing how many people to expect for an individual lectures helps insure that the room is the right size.
What do I do when I arrive at the convention center?
Be sure to stop by registration when you arrive during posted hours. Here you will pick up your tote bag, name tag, meal and special event tickets, onsite guide with exhibit hall information and maps and other goodies. Registration is open on Tuesday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and it opens on Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m. For the complete registration schedule, visit: www.fgsconference.org/registration
How do I locate where a lecture, workshop or luncheon is being held after I arrive at the conference?
When you pick up your registration materials, a Conference Guide will be included that lists the rooms each specific lecture is in along with a layout map. Another part of the booklet links vendors to their booth numbers and gives a layout map of the Exhibit Hall. Much of this information will be available on the conference website as well and accessible via the FGS mobile app. Details will be posted on the conference blog at www.fgsconference.org/blog just before the conference begins.
More FAQs can be found at www.fgsconference.org/program/questions/.
See you in San Antonio!