Past Conferences

Our Virtual Conference for 2021 is over. Speakers and topics were well-received, and it was a wonderful opportunity to gather, albeit virtually, and hone our craft, despite the pandemic.

Here’s what some of our attendees had to say about our 2021 conference:

“NERGC 2021 was one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended. Overall, the quality of the speakers and variety and relevance of topics was outstanding. In spite of the pandemic, the show went on. BRAVI TUTTI!”

“I appreciated the focus on New England topics very much.”

“Great job! I’ve supported two online conferences in the past year and I know how much work is involved; planning and execution were excellent. Thank you!”

“Thanks so much for all of your hard work putting this together. I was hugely helpful to me as it really advanced my knowledge.”

“The DNA and Writing tracks were wonderful.”

“There was a lot of overlap in the DNA sessions…but I usually learned something new in each one…so not necessarily a bad thing! DNA is important and useful and everyone has a different problem to solve and technique for tracking and evaluating.”

“On the whole, BRAVO for a fantastic and informative conference!”

“You did a great job with a difficult venue. Thank you for all your hard work!!”

“Overall I liked it very much and I liked being able to talk to the live speakers.”

“Just to say thank you and you offered a great conference, nice range of topics and the platform used for the presentations was quite pleasant and easy to use.”

“Well done. All was beyond my expectation.”

“Looking forward to Springfield in 2023!!”

NERGC Conference Historical Summary

Year and LocationConference DatesVenueThemeAttendance
2021—VirtualApril 1–May 31WorldwideSpringing From the Past to the Future874
2019—Manchester, NHApril 3–6DoubleTree by Hilton, Manchester DowntownFamily—a Link to the Past & a Bridge to the Future1,024
2017—Springfield, MAApril 26–29MassMutual Center, SpringfieldUsing the Tools of Today & Tomorrow to Understand the Past1,050
2015—Providence, RIApril 15–18Rhode Island Convention CenterNavigating the Past: Sailing into the Futurealmost 1,000
2013—Manchester, NHApril 17–21Radisson Hotel, ManchesterWoven in History—the Fabric of New England874
2011—Springfield, MAApril 6–10Marriott Springfield & Sheraton Springfield Monarch PlaceExploring New Paths to Your Roots830
2009—Manchester, NHApril 22–26Expo Center of New Hampshire and adjoining Radisson Hotel ManchesterDiscovering Family Treasures739
2007—Hartford, CTApril 26–29Connecticut Convention Center and Hartford Marriott DowntownNew England CONNECTions745
2005—Portland, MEMarch 31–April 3Holiday Inn By the Bay, PortlandNew England Crossroads720
2003—Falmouth, MANovember 6–9Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort & Conference CenterNew England: America's Melting Pot
2000—Providence, RI
1998—Portland, ME
1997—Cromwell, CT
1995—Burlington, VT
1994—Manchester, NH
1992—Sturbridge, MA

If you would like to download a copy of this information, including the names of past conference chairs, you may do so here.

Brochures from some of our past conference are available at the links below.
Photo showing 2019 conference attendees picking up their registration packets at the registration desk prior to the start of the conference.

Photo of Dave Robison, former Conference Chair and NERGC volunteer.
Photo showing NERGC conference attendees a supper banquet and lecture.
Photo of Seema Kenney, former Conference Chair and NERGC volunteer.