On June 6th at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank, the Southern California Genealogical Society and the International Society of Genetic Genealogists have teamed up to offer a full-day genetic genealogy conference with beginner, intermediate, and advanced tracks. The conference is attracting attendees from all over North America, the UK, the Netherlands, Australia and China. More countries may be represented by the time the conference is held. Attendance is limited to 350 people for the DNA conference on Thursday. Early bird registration has been extended to May 7th for the DNA conference and the full Jamboree.
Dr. Spencer Wells, Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, will open the DNA conference with "The Genographic Project and the Rise of Citizen Science." Wells has appeared in numerous documentary films and is the author of The Journey of Man, Deep Ancestry and Pandora's Seed. He also hosted the PBS series The Journey of Man.
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research and the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University. Gates has hosted several PBS series, including African American Lives, African American Lives 2, Faces of America, and Finding Your Roots. Gates will speak at the luncheon.
Many well-known in the genetic genealogy community will also be speaking: Emily D. Aulicino; Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD, JD; Katherine Hope Borges; Ken Chahine, PhD, JD; Alice M. Fairhurst; Bennett Greenspan; Richard Hill; Tim Janzen, MD; CeCe Moore; Joanna Mountain, PhD; David F. Reynolds; Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL; and me, Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL. I am proud to be part of this group.
After DNA Day on Thursday there are still many speakers to come on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Jamboree. I'm really disappointed I won't be able to stay, but I have to fly home to turn right around and travel to IGHR in Birmingham Alabama.
Check out the links above for the full schedules and registration information.
To cite this blog post:
Debbie Parker Wayne, "Another Chance: Early Bird Discount Extended for Family History and DNA: Genetic Genealogy in 2013," Deb's Delvings Blog, posted 1 May 2013 (http://debsdelvings.blogspot.com/ : accessed [date]).
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