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26 Hours in Toronto–The OGS 2016 Conference - Sun, 5 Jun 2016

Wow! #OGS2016Toronto - What an experience! This was a superb conference.

My time there was so chock full that I barely had time to breathe. I met and talked to so many people, but even so, there were so many more I would have liked to talk to.

I only made plans a couple of months ago to go to the Ontario Genealogical Society’s 2016 Conference in Toronto. It was a three day conference, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to go on the Friday, but there was enough on the Sunday that I just had to use some airmiles and go.

I was only in Toronto for 26 hours, but so much happened, I felt like I was a way for a week. My tweets from the Conference tell much of the story.

I landed in Toronto Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Then I had time to the speed through the really great Expo Hall before it started closing up for the day.

Unfortunately I hadn’t bought a ticket for the Saturday evening Banquet, because I didn’t really expect to be going to anything on the Saturday. I had only registered for the Sunday. But I went to the pre-banquet social time and talked to many people.

Hit the sack and woke up early for a full Sunday. I saw that Lara Diamond had just that morning blogged about the conference so far:

I squeezed in 10 minutes to talk to Esther.

At 1:15 was the Panel on the Future of Genetic Genealogy that Behold Genealogy got to sponsor. It deserves it’s own blog post, so my next post will be on this. At 2:30 CeCe Moore gave the Conference closing keynote: "Lessons from the Cutting Edge". 700 people were packed into the room.

Even the bus to the airport was eventful.

Paul Jones and crew put on a fantastic event and deserve a medal.


Paul Jones, Conference Chair, closing the conference.

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