Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Stay Connected During the Conference

Stay connected before, during, and after the NGS 2013 Family History Conference with social media tools dedicated to sharing information and connecting individuals at the conference. And now is a great time to prepare for social networking during the conference.


NGS Conference Mobile App
A free conference mobile app is available for the conference, download at

From the app dashboard, there is access to the conference program, presenter, and exhibitor information; maps of the conference space at the Las Vegas Hotel (LVH); LVH and local information; photo gallery; See other attendees and "friend" them; News–follow the conference blog; follow the conference on Twitter and Facebook; download documents from vendors; follow the most up-to-date information from conference organizers with Alerts; connect to one of the official conference bloggers; and access the conference program inconference docs.
Before the conference, explore the app and be sure to create a personalized schedule with reminders, make a "to do" list, and check the maps. During the conference you can provide feedback and post conference photos.

NGS 2013 Conference Blog at
Keep the conversation going, check out the NGS Conference blog

NGS Facebook at or directly from the conference app dashboard.
"Like" NGS and post your conference experiences on Facebook,

 Twitter hashtag #ngs2013), go to or directly from the conference app dashboard. Ask questions of other attendees before and during the conference. Send NGS a tweet (@ngsgenealogy) and use the official hashtag #ngs2013. Everyone can follow the chatter on Twitter through the conference app.

NGS YouTube at
NGS has uploaded 24 videos about a variety of genealogy subjects.

Feel free to take photographs in the Exhibit Hall, but please refrain from taking photographs during the sessions or capturing, transmitting or redistributing the syllabus or presentation materials. Go to to review the NGS Social Media Policy.

Have fun at the conference and remember to stay connected! 


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