I have just received a notice from the Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) that the program details of the upcoming 2018 Annual Conference have been finalized for Friday, September 14, 2018 and Saturday, September 15, 2018.
The event that will take place on Friday, September 14, 2018 is a bus tour that is titled “Chicago’s (All New) North Side Polonia Bus Tour”. You can choose to participate in the bus tour only if you would like and not participate in the conference itself that takes place on Saturday. And vice versa, you can participate in the conference only on Saturday and not the bus tour on Friday. And yes, you can participate in BOTH events on each day.
The conference on Saturday, September 15, 2018 will take place at the European Crystal Banquets and Conference Center located at 519 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL.
Lodging is available at the Double Tree Hilton located at 75 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL for anyone coming from out-of-town.
The bus tour leaves from the hotel on the morning of Friday, September 14, 2018. Check in and begin seating for the bus tour occurs between 7:15 – 7:45 am with departure at 7:45 am.
The link below will get you to a full (4 pages) PDF of the Conference Flyer that includes all of the details about the bus tour, the conference and the costs for either and both as well as the programs that the speakers will be giving:
Please note, the conference flyer contains information on the early registration discounts available for both members of the PGSA and for non-members.
The PGSA is bringing in the following speakers for the Saturday, September 15, 2018 all day series of programs:
- Ceil Wendt Jensen
- Tadeusz Pilat (from Warsaw, Poland)
- W. Fred Hoffman
- Ola Heska
- Marsha Peterson-Maass
The PGSA puts on an impressive Annual Conference each year over a 2 day period. Kudos to the society for doing a conference over 2 days and giving you so many choices of participating in a bus tour only, the conference only and both the conference and bus tour over the two days.
You may also want to visit the PGSA website itself to find out more about the organization and the resources it offers at the website to help in your Polish ancestral research.
You will also be in touch with news of the upcoming conference as any announcements are made from PGSA.
You can visit their website at:
Mark your calendars for this event especially if you are an avid Polish researcher regardless of where you live!.
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