Exodus: Movement of the People

The story of migration from, to and within the British Isles.

Proposals will be accepted starting 1July 2012 for the Halsted Trust’s genealogical conference to be held from Friday 6th September 2013 –Sunday 8th September 2013 at Hinckley Island Hotel Watling Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 3JA

The conference lectures will be aimed at family historians interested in the theme of British Migration from, to and within the British Isles. The conference lectures and after dinner talks are expected to feature nationally and internationally known genealogical speakers but the organisers will also look favourably on new talks and subjects that have not been presented before.

Deadline for Submissions — 30 September 2012

Conference Themes

The Trust is inviting submissions for papers and presentations on a variety of themes and expects submission topics to include, amongst others:

British Migration from, to or within the British Isles

Tracing the origins of migrant ancestors

The reasons for migration

Sources and resources

DNA as evidence for migration

The impact of Diasporas on Britain and the impact of the British Diaspora on the world

Sessions are generally limited to fifty minutes plus a ten-minute question-and-answer session. ALL lecturers are expected to provide a synopsis of the lecture and biographical information as part of the submission. If accepted this, along with a photograph, will be published and used for publicity purposed. ALL lecturers are expected to provide syllabus material (hand-outs, notes or copies of slides or presentations as word documents or PDF files) which will be made be available to attendees in electronic form either through the conference Blog webpages or as a conference CD. Syllabus materials are due by July 31 2013 and is required for each lecture or workshop presentation

Guidelines

Anyone wishing to submit a talk for the conference should contact the Halsted conference programme secretary Else Churchill by email on  [email protected] who will supply a conference proposal form which should include the following information:

•           Speaker’s full name, address, telephone and email address.

•           Lecture title, not to exceed fourteen words, and a brief but comprehensive outline

•           Short summary of the lecture; word count not to exceed 100 words, which will be used in the program, if selected.

•           Brief speaker biography, not to exceed 100 words.

•           Resume of recent lectures given by the speaker. Those who have not spoken previously at a regional or national conference are encouraged to submit an audio or video tape of a recent lecture.

Speakers are expected to use an electronic presentation program, such as Powerpoint. The Halsted Trust will provide the data projector, VGA cable, stand and power. Talks using OHPs will NOT be accepted.

Individuals may submit any number of proposals.

Completed proposal forms must be e-mailed to [email protected]

with the subject: Exodus2013 Halsted Family History Conference-Call for Papers.

Selected speakers will be notified in November 2012. If selected speakers are invited to attend and particpate in the conference and will receive a complimentary day delegate conference registration.

Compensation by the Halsted Trust

Speakers selected by the Trust and who are not sponsored elsewhere, will receive a speaker’s fee and reasonable travel expenses, within the UK, agreed in advance with the Trust after acceptance of the submission. Speakers will also receive a complimentary day delegate conference registration.

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship for individual lectures and lecturers may be agreed with the Halsted Trust. Speakers who have their sessions sponsored will receive a complimentary day delegate conference registration. Compensation and travel expenses are at the discretion of the sponsoring organization.

Questions. Contact the Conference Team on  [email protected]