I decided to go to the 2009 National Genealogical Society Annual Conference. It ain't cheap and I've cashed in all my child care credits for the year, but oh well. I know where I want to be and this will help me get there.
I'm curious to see how this event compares to a professional library/research conference, where I am an old salt. During those, about 50% of the value comes from the socializing and networking outside the programs.
My arrival date is a day early so I can go to the North Carolina State Archives. I want to check out the records on my Jones family and hopefully grow that line back a couple generations.
Anyway, if you're going, let me know.
Also, I'm using the blog tag NGS2009 for anything related to the conference. Hopefully others do the same so it will come up on my news alerts. This won't be a big deal this far out, but it will be beneficial as the day approaches and during the event.