Tuesday, May 8, 2012

FGS Member Societies Invited to Society Showcase at FGS 2012 Conference

FGS 2012 Genealogy Conference
Birmingham, Alabama

Featuring Society Showcase LIVE!
Friday, August 31st, 2012
5:00-8:00pm

FGS invites its Member Societies to reserve a table in the FGS 2012 Society Showcase (form opens in PDF). If you have never been to an FGS conference you may not be aware that in addition to regular exhibit hall booths, there are also tables available (at a great price!) to FGS member organizations. This is the Society Showcase area, and it's a perfect way to introduce your society to the rest of country.

This year the Society Showcase will be strategically located adjacent to the main FGS Booth, so there will be lots of traffic and visitors to your table. Tables may be staffed by your members during exhibit hall hours on Thursday through Saturday, or you can just leave display materials. The table your society reserves will be all yours.

Participants will be featured in Society Showcase LIVE! held during the extended exhibit hall hours on Friday evening when we especially urge you to staff your table. A rich variety of genealogical, historical, and family societies will join with conference attendees, vendors, speakers, and volunteers to provide a stimulating evening of browsing, shopping, door-prizes, networking and fun!

FGS provides a reserved 8' skirted table, two chairs and a table-top sign. You bring brochures, membership forms, sample publications, and other information. These tables are for promotional purposes and selling memberships and may not be used for other sales. If your society has products and publications to sell you will want to opt for a regular exhibit hall booth instead. For details on those click here.

To reserve a Society Showcase table for your FGS member organization, download the registration form at the top of the right column in this email. Then send it with a check for $25.00 to: FGS 2012 Society Showcase, PO Box 200940, Austin, TX 78720-0940. Further details will be sent after booths are reserved. Set-up for these special tables will can begin as early as Wednesday, August 29th.

There will also be a few tables set aside where societies without reserved tables may place brochures or other small give-away items. These are the Spotlight on Societies tables.

If your society or organization wishes to participate in Society Showcase but is not yet a member of FGS, it's easy to join. Visit www.fgs.org and click on Membership Information. Don't know if you're a member? Search FGS Members on the FGS website to find out.

Conference details are available on the FGS Conference News Blog. In the meantime, if you have a question, please contact Polly Kimmitt at societyshowcase@fgs.org.

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