Saturday, December 6, 2014

Is the Virtual PMC on Your Holiday Wish List?

If you are not able to travel to Salt Lake City in January you can still participate in the APG Professional Management Conference from home. You may want to suggest to a loved one that you would enjoy a Virtual PMC registration as a holiday gift, or treat yourself to some professional development. I hope to "see" you in-person or online for this event! Here are the details from the APG press release:

Is Virtual PMC on your holiday wish list? With individual sessions beginning at just $20, a special $45 DNA bundle, or access to the full virtual conference for $145, Virtual PMC is a gift that fits every budget. Let your friends and family know which classes you want to attend, and they can purchase a registration for you at

Virtual PMC 2015 offers TWO full days -- 9 total sessions -- of PMC classes streamed live to your computer or mobile device. All registrations include 3-months' access to recordings of the same sessions!

Plus, Virtual PMC attendees are automatically entered to win a 1-year Ancestry World Deluxe subscription. The door prize winner will be selected and notified a day or two after Virtual PMC.

The Virtual PMC line up is:

Thursday, 8 January 2015
"Taxes and the Professional Genealogist," James M. Beidler
"Finding the Law," Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL
"Mind Maps for Genealogy," Ron Arons, MBA
"DNA and Genealogical Proof," Angie Bush, MS

Friday, 9 January 2015
"Get Paid for Your Passion: Setting Fees," Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
"Finding Your Niche: Matching Passion, Professionalism & Pecuniary Interest," James M. Beidler
"How to Have Difficult Conversations with Clients and Colleagues," Christina Grover
"Time Management: Successfully Balancing the Demands of Our Many 'Clients,'" Angela Packer McGhie
"Genealogy Professionals Needed: Help Adoptees Discover Their Genealogical Roots with DNA" (2-hour workshop), CeCe Moore

Visit for class descriptions and speaker bios.

Register now for Virtual PMC 2015 at

It’s not too late to register for the full, live PMC. Held 8-9 January 2015 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, the 2-day conference is designed to help professional genealogists achieve success. The event includes:

- 15 breakout sessions taught by industry experts
- $139 in sponsor gifts for each attendee
- Discounted FamilySearch lunch on 8 January. (Seating is more than 85% filled.)
- Keynote by Ancestry CEO Tim Sullivan
- The first-annual PMC Poster Sessions
- Valuable door prizes, networking opportunities, and much more!

Register for PMC 2015 at Online registration ends 30 December 2014.

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