Special Events & Activities

W-107: Celebrating Societies: A Networking Reception and Poster Session 

Wednesday 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Federation of Genealogical Societies

A reception to celebrate the wonderful things each society has done and to network with different genealogists and societies. Tickets $15 

T-326: Jewish Workshop: Reuniting Holocaust Survivors and Jewish Resources on the Internet

Thursday 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

by Daniel Horowitz
Sponsored by MyHeritage
Discover the vast world of holocaust records and sources to find your relatives and learn about the main repositories for Jewish Genealogy available on the internet.

F-335: Speed DNAting: A Hip Haplogroup Happening

Friday 7:00 P.M.– 9:00 P.M.
Come learn something about your haplogroup through networking, DNA themed cocktails or mocktails, trivia, and other contests. There will be light refreshments and lots of information during this hip happening. Tickets $30

Finding enough time to fully explore the exhibit hall during FGS conferences is often difficult, but we are making that easier at FGS 2018.

T-201: Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

As always, we'll have the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening on Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (immediately following the Keynote Address). Get your first look at the latest software, books, maps, databases, and gadgets on the market for genealogists and family historians. 

F-301 and S-401: Dedicated Exhibit Hall Time

Join FGS and our exhibitors for an hour dedicated to the Exhibit Hall on both Friday and Saturday This will be a great time to spend your Vendor Bucks and work on your Exhibit Hall Passport, in addition to shopping at your favorite booths and learning about new genealogy-related products. 

Exhibit Hall Passports

All attendees (including one-day registrants) will receive an Exhibit Hall Passport with their registration materials. Get your Passport stamped at the booths you visit during the conference and turn it in at the FGS booth for an opportunity to win prizes. Passports with a minimum of 20 stamps will be eligible to win a variety of prizes. Passports that are 100% covered will also be eligible for the Grand Prize Package. Details about prizes will be announced closer to the conference.   

Vendor Bucks

Each full conference registrant will receive $10 in Vendor Bucks in their registration material to spend at the vendor booth of their choice. Have an exhibitor endorse your vendor bucks coupon when making a purchase valued at $10 or more and take the endorsed coupon to the Exhibits Booth in the front of the exhibit hall to redeem it for $10 in cash.