Date: Friday 11th - Sunday 13th April 2014 Location: Ashford International Hotel, Simone Weil Avenue, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8UX, United Kingdom
The 35th Guild Conference is another great opportunity to meet other Guild members from around the world, as well as learning from the fascinating lectures given by various speakers during the course of the weekend.
The Conference programme is still being finalised and is therefore subject to change; more detail will be added once it becomes available.
Book before 31st December 2013 and save! Early Bird discounts are applied to the prices shown on the online booking form, but be quick; after this date, the prices return to their normal rates.
Friday 11th April
As in previous years, whilst the conference officially starts on the Saturday, a dinner will be happening on the Friday evening for all attendees arriving on Friday. There will also be a talk:
Kent in the 19th Century - Bob Ogley
Saturday 12th April
Saturday starts with the Annual General Meeting after the official opening of the Conference by the Guild President. Talks for the day are:
Keynote Speaker - Dick Eastman - sharing his vision of the future of genealogy and family history for One-Namers
Family Names of the UK - Professor Patrick Hanks
Discussion Panel: "How I run my study" - a discussion panel of one-name experts revealing their different approaches to conducting their studies - Paul Howes (Howes ONS), Colin Spencer (Lefever & Levfevre), Tessa Keough via videolink to the US (Keough ONS)
Breakout session 1 - Provided by three major data provider organisations: FindMyPast, Ancestry & My Heritage / WorldVital Records
Sunday 13th April
Before the official close of the Conference by the Guild President followed by afternoon tea, Sunday's talks are:
Breakout session 2 - Provided by three major data provider organisations: FindMyPast, Ancestry & My Heritage / WorldVital Records
Dating and Understanding Family photographs, 1840 -1950 - Jayne Shrimpton
Mapping Surnames – hints and techniques for mapping your one-name study data - Tyrone Bowes
Top Ten Free Tools and Techniques for your One-Name Study - Bob Cumberbatch