2021 Conference

Our 2021 Conference has concluded, and we’re looking ahead to 2023! If you’re new to NERGC and want to know what we’re all about, you can download our 2021 conference brochure, which contains all the details regarding the speakers, schedule, and format for that conference. Here is a helpful list of all the conference events listed by track.

Thanks to all who joined us for a great conference! If you missed us in 2021, please join us in Springfield, and watch this space for details of our upcoming event!

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An Overview of the Virtual NERGC Conference:

Our traditional conference is a three-day event. Our virtual event had three Gathering Days with scheduled presentations and a live chat each day with a featured speaker. On these three days, we encouraged social interaction between all attendees.

In addition to the Gathering Days, there were three additional “tracks,” at an additional cost to attendees, that occurred on Saturdays. Each was a set of four presentations as well as a speakers’ panel discussion on a specific topic. Here is the full calendar of events.

Another aspect of the virtual NERGC 2021 was a set of 60 additional presentations that were recorded and were available “on demand” until May 31, 2021.

Of course, registration also included various activities throughout the 61 days to keep attendees engaged with this conference event—Special Interest Groups, Ancestors Road Show, Society Fair, and Library & Archive. Showcase. These events were live and not available on demand, to facilitate interactions with the participants.

And, our Exhibit Hall was open 24/7 for 61 days, with many vendors opting to include scheduled appointments and/or video chats as optional activities at their booths. The Exhibit Hall was FREE and open to the public, and could be accessed by registering for the conference and selecting “Exhibit Hall Only.”

Countdown to our 2023 Conference in Springfield, Massachusetts!