The first National Black Genealogy Summit will be held October 20-22 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Speakers include Tony Burroughs, Shamele Jordon, Lisa Lee, Tim Pinnick, Angela Walton-Raji, and many more. Early registration ends on Labor Day, so register now.
I will be at the Indiana Genealogical Society's booth in the exhibit hall during the summit. Stop by and say hi.
From the website:
Genealogists Will Explore African Ancestry in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the National Black Genealogy Summit, October 20 - 22, 2011
The African American Genealogy Society of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Public Library with its Genealogy Center proudly present this unique opportunity: National Black Genealogy Summit. The theme of the summit is African Diaspora: Awakening Our Legacy. Prospective, novice, intermediate, and advanced genealogists will convene for the National Black Genealogy Summit, October 20 - 22, 2011 at the Grand Wayne Center and Allen County Public Library (ACPL). This conference promises an innovative, comprehensive, and hands-on approach to genealogical and historical research. Experts in African American genealogy will demonstrate research strategies, provide useful tips, and explore new resources. Extended research hours in the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center will be available exclusively to conference attendees.
The ACPL Genealogy Center is internationally acclaimed for being the world's second largest repository of genealogy resources. The comprehensive collection contains more than one million textual items and access to billions of searchable records offered through major online genealogical databases. All are available for free use in the Center. Expert staff, well-versed in genealogical research, is always available to assist researchers.