From the 9-12 March 2018, I attende the 15th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry. This was held at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney. This year’s hosts were The Society of Australian Genealogists and they did a fantastic job.
It was fantastic, with over 600 attendies, an array of local and overseas speakers and and a good variety of vendors and sponsors. With 56 concurrent sessions, six plenary sessions and two sponsor sessions, there was much to see and do.
I arrived in town on Thursday afternoon, in time for a get-together and a chance to meet new people and catch-up with friends. Part of attending a congress or conference is the social side, with networking going on, lots of interesting chatter and good food.
I attended talks ranging from copyright to DNA and learnt new information, from all of them.
So attended a local, state or national conference or congress, you will be surprised how much fun they are and if you are a first time attendie, tell someone as you will be welcomed with open arms.
If you want to know more of what happened at Congress 2018, here is a link to Lilian’s Tree, with more posts on it. http://researchbylily.blogspot.com