Thank you to George G. Morgan, who did this webinar for Jamboree a couple of years ago. You'll enjoy it!
Get the Most from Jamboree
JamboFREE - Friday morning free classes, including beginner sessions, round table discussion GenealogyWorld, Librarians' Genealogy Boot Camp, Society Leadership Workshop, and orientation sessions for Jamboree and for SCGS members. Whether you attend the rest of the weekend, Friday morning is a real deal.
Syllabus - All attendees receive a free CD that contains syllabus material for Jamboree, JamboFREE and Family History and DNA. This year, print copies of the Jamboree syllabus are available by purchase only. Preorder for $25. Articles will be available for download with permission of the speaker.
Mobile App - available in May for Mac, Android and all web-enabled smart phones. Can also be used online. One-stop resource for schedules, speakers, exhibitors, many syllabus articles, maps.
Seating Policy - see right column
Jamboree Blog - as Jamboree nears, more and more up-to-the-minute announcements are made on the blog. Sign up to have emails sent to keep you informed.
Volunteers- Every Jamboree volunteer has devoted talent, treasure and time -- in some instances, hundreds of hours -- to bring you the best conference possible. If you want to bring them a smile and light to their eyes, thank them. If it weren't for the volunteers, there would not be a Jamboree.
Be Kind - Jamboree draws 1600+ family historians and genealogists, volunteers, speakers, exhibitors.
Everyone associated with Jamboree is trying to have a perfect Jamboree. However, no matter how hard we try, sometimes things just don't go right.
We promise we'll do our best to fix whatever problems arise. We would be most grateful if you would remember what grandma said about flies, sugar and vinegar. Thank you.
Safety First - Room monitors and other volunteers will be on their toes to make sure that everyone is safe. Please report any issues or concerns immediately to one of the Jamboree managers or Marriott staff. The layout of usage in the Convention Center has been changed to reduce traffic in the hallway outside the Sunset and Vine Rooms. We hope this will improve your experience. Thank you for your cooperation.
This is your invitation to join Leo Myers, Paula Hinkel and Vicki Hilb, senior staff of Jamboree, in a webinar designed to help get you introduced to the Marriott, to the speakers and the schedule, and to the tips and tricks that are specific to Jamboree.
Here is a link to the webinar that was held prior to the 2013 Jamboree. This webinar is open to the public and may be viewed at no cost.
To learn all about the 2014 Jamboree, attend our webinar for this year's event. Leo, Paula and Program Chair Vicki Hilb will answer your questions on Sunday, June 1, at 2:00 p.m. Register for this webinar here. There is no cost to participate in this online session.
Getting the Most out of a Genealogy Conference
Whether you are a long-time veteran of large genealogy conferences like NGS, FGS or Jamboree, or if this is your first time venturing to an event, you can benefit from experiences of other family historians.
You'll find lots of stuff in a Google search, but we'll save you that work. Here are some blog posts and articles that will help you know what to expect.
Here is a series of posts from the Jamboree blog:
Getting the Most out of Jamboree Part 1
Don't Be a Wallflower at Your First Genealogy Conference! by The Armchair Genealogist.
What is a Genealogy Conference Anyway? by Kimberly Powell
Preparing for a Genealogical Conference by Michael John Neill
Eight Tips for Getting the Most Out of Genealogy Conferences by Dick Eastman
Bloggers and Social Media Users
Let everyone know that you're attending Jamboree by posting the Jamboree logo on your blog, website or whatever trips your trigger. Here is the button:
On April 1, one lucky Honorary Blogger will be chosen at random to receive a free registration to Jamboree that can be used for their own registration or for a promotion on their blog. The winner will be selected from the list below from submissions emailed to us by midnight on March 31. Include your URL so we can link back to you. Make sure your blog is listed!
List of Honorary Bloggers
<add your blog name here>
All seating is first-come, first-seated. For the safety of our guests, classroom doors will be closed once the room limit is reached. The Burbank Fire Department will be on site to insure that we do not exceed room occupancy laws. In the spirit of sharing resources among all Jamboree attendees, "saved" seats will be released 3 minutes before the beginning of the session. One person can "save" no more than two additional seats.What we are doing to help: This year’s schedule allows for repeated "due to popular demand" sessions, as well as video and audio-recorded sessions. We will also provide overflow rooms for many of the streamed video sessions.
What you can do to help: You can volunteer to serve as a room monitor for the session(s) that are on your don't-miss list. You'll be guaranteed the seat of your choice. You can purchase a recording if you miss a session. And you can review the schedule in advance to identify a Plan B session in case your first-choice class is full.
But the most important thing you can do is to tell us what sessions you are planning to attend. We need your input to accurately plan the room assignments. We use the information to assign the sessions to the best room. The most popular sessions get the largest rooms; specialized sessions go in smaller rooms. It is impossible to accurately assign rooms without input from everyone.
Take 20 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
If you don't receive a copy of the survey by May 18, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for another questionnaire invitation.
SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
Jamboree has enjoyed a special relationship with the blogging community since the first Blogger Summit in 2008. Just six years ago, 90% of the active genealogy blogging community could be seated at a dais. Now, we would be hard pressed to fit all of our genealogical blogging community into the Marriott!
To ensure that we have an environment that is mutually supportive for the social medial users, our lecturers, and our lecture audience members, the SCGS Board of Directors adopted the following Social Media Policy:
The Southern California Genealogical Society is an active supporter of the use of social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and blogging) at its events, including the society’s annual Genealogy Jamboree. Event attendees are allowed and encouraged to promote, critique, and review the conference, its exhibitors, speakers, and activities using these forms of media.
Use of smartphones, netbooks, laptops, tablets, etc., shall not disrupt other attendees. Mobile device ringers must be set to silent during lecture sessions.
Attendees are prohibited from recording the proceedings of any lecture or workshop session by any means, including but not limited to photography, audio recording, video recording, or verbatim transcription, without expressed written permission from both SCGS and the lecture speaker. Some sessions will be professionally audio recorded and available for purchase after the event.
Social media may be used to summarize or extract lecture content provided:
We fully respect the intellectual property rights of the authors of syllabus materials and lecture content. Copyright laws apply.
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