The following announcement was written by the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen): ICAPGen’s annual Becoming an Excellent Genealogist Conference will be held at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah on October 19-20, 2012. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Conference, hosted by ICAPGen, features 60 different classes in six tracks:
- Preparing for Accreditation
- Resources for Professionals
- Skills and Methodology
- U.S. Regional
- Technology and the Internet
Our special guest speaker at the Friday ICAPGen Annual Meeting and Luncheon will be Don Anderson, Senior Vice President at FamilySearch. His address “FamilySearch and Family History Communities,” will discuss the powerful collaboration that produced FamilySearch’s free index to the 1940 United States Federal Census.
Full conference registration includes two full days of conference classes, vendor booth access, lunch both days, and time for networking.
Early-bird pricing is available until October 12. The early-bird price for the full two-day conference is $80 for AG Professionals and $90 for general registration. This price includes a nice luncheon both days. One-day registration is also available, and the early-bird price for a one-day registration is $50.
Click here to view the full conference schedule.
Click here to register to attend the conference.
The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists, internationally recognized as ICAPGen, is a professional credentialing organization dedicated to testing an individual’s competence in genealogical research. The organization is administered by a board of qualified Commissioners with many years of experience. Professional credentials with ICAPGen provide numerous benefits. For additional information concerning ICAPGen, see history.
Examinations are given to applicants demonstrating sufficient theoretical and practical research backgrounds. A different exam is given for each geographical region, so individuals who pass an exam are rightfully designated as research experts in that region. Exams may also include subjects of specialization. Click here for information regarding the accreditation process.