SLIG Schedule of Events

On-Site Registration

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 2:30 - 5:30pm

Pick up your name badge, syllabus, tickets, and other materials in the Canyon Room, Hilton on the second floor.

Monday, 13 January 2020, 7:00 - 8:20am

Pick up your name badge, syllabus, tickets, and other materials in the Registration Office, Hilton on the second floor off the foyer.

Orientation - For ALL students

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 5:30 - 6:30pm

All students are encouraged to attend orientation this year. We will provide information to help you make the most of your SLIG experience, introduce instructors and committee members, and kick off the week with a few door prizes. Must be present to win.

Welcome Reception

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 6:30 - 8:00pm SLIG Welcome Reception

Light hors d'oeuvres, time to network with friends and start making new ones. No announcements to interrupt your time to visit (make sure you attend orientation for those), but make sure you stay for the brief entertainment, which will begin about 7:00 pm. Food will be appropriately labeled to accommodate dietary restrictions.

General Session

Monday, 13 January 2020, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

To be announced.

General Session Keynote: "A look at Genealogy’s Past, Present, and Future"
David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS

David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRSAn entertaining look at the past we cannot change and the future we could never have predicted. Some of our past accomplishments sprinkled with pitfalls and a future fueled bright with hope. Where will the genealogy ride take us in the coming decades?

David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS, is employed as the Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch. A professional genealogist since 1977, he is one of the rare few who have earned both credentials: Accredited Genealogist with ICAPGen in Ireland research and Certified Genealogist with the Board for Certification of Genealogists. He is the Irish course coordinator and instructor for the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) in Athens, Georgia. He is vice-president of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History and an instructor for the British Institute.

SLIG Central

Open Daily, 9:00am - 5:00pm; closes Friday at 12:45pm

Join us here to enjoy a mid-morning refreshment break, visit Maia's Bookstore, check out UGA information, buy some SLIG swag, speak with professional organization, peruse the BCG & ICAPGen portfolios, use the charging stations, and take advantage of plenty of room to relax and network.

SLIG Shuttle to the Family History Library (FHL)

Tuesday through Thursday, 4:00 - 9:00pm
Friday, 4:00 - 6:00pm

Departs in front of the Hilton; drops and picks up in front of the Family History Library.

We realize that researching at the Family History Library is a key part of your SLIG experience. The FHL is a short 3-block walk, but then Salt Lake City blocks are not very short (each one equals 1/8 mile). Therefore, SLIG runs shuttles daily, Tuesday through Friday, after classes, as well as for all scheduled labs and consultations, until the FHL closes at 9:00 pm. For departure times, please see the schedule posted in the hotel lobby, FHL lobby,and in the front of your syllabus.

The shuttle ends Friday at 6:00 pm to avoid conflict with the closing banquet.

Networking Social

Friday, 17 January 2020, 5:30 - 6:45pm

No-host cash bar available

Completion Banquet and Awards

Friday, 17 January 2020, 7:00 - 9:00pm

To be announced.

The completion banquet will include the annual UGA Silver Tray and FUGA awards, door prize announcements, the 2020 course reveal, and the keynote address. Tickets are required to attend and are included with SLIG registration, but RSVP via the registration form is required. Guest tickets are available for an additional fee.

SLIG Day at the Family History Library

ICAPGen logo

Saturday, 18 January 2020, 1:30 – 11:00pm

Family History LibrarySponsored by ICAPGen and hosted by the Family History Library, the afternoon will include classes and labs, consultations, orientation tours, light refreshments, and time to relax and research.

The evening will include sponsored workshops and extended research to 11:00pm for those who choose to stay.

For information on classes and labs, please check out the SLIG Day at the FHL page.