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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

FGS Conference Springfield, IL 2011 about all I can say for the trip to Springfield. There was a headcount of more than 2,000 attendees. Everyone I heard make comments were always exuberant about what they did or heard. I was able to attend only two classes but found them to be top quality.

Most of my time was involved in managing the APG vendor booth. I had a great many volunteers but found it was necessary to drop by at the change of each shift.

It was my privilege to meet such quality individuals as Jay Verkler, CEO of Family Search, Thomas MacEntee, blogger extraordinaire, Curt Witcher, Library Manager for the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN.

While hanging around the booth Fred Moss, legal advisor for FGS, dropped by and brought with him Dr. Carla Almeida Santos. Dr. Santos is assistant professor at Univ of IL at Urbana-Champaign. She is a mover and shaker in the tourism industry in Illinois.

Here is a photo of myself, Fred and Dr. Santos in our APG booth.

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Thursday, September 08, 2011

FGS Blogger Festivities

Those bloggers covering this FGS Conference in Springfield are a very nice bunch. I was invited out to Bennigans's for meeting with 50 qualified bloggers. I met such folks as Thomas MacEntee, Kim von Aspern-Parker, and Paula Stuart Warren. They had a very busy day but still found time to laugh and enjoy a good time around a high table in Bennigans.
I learned all about how much they are devoted to their cause. More later.

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