logo - Congress 2015The Australasian Congress which is held triennially (once every three years), is coming up again in March 2015. So don’t forget to diary date it. March 26-30 to be exact.

And even though it’s just under 12 months away, the organising committee have been busy, and have just released the program for Congress, which you can find online here.

This four day event has 80 talks scheduled, mostly with 4 going at once, from 34 speakers. With that many speakers you get so much variety, and it shows in the program. There’s everything from using eRecords, to early Australian Chinese, and mapping our ancestors. As well as child migration schemes, one-name studies, DNA, heraldry and huguenots as well as a whole heap more. . So I can see that a lot of tough choices are going to have to be made by those attending.

Putting it simply Congress 2015 offers a jam-packed four days of talks, seminars, keynotes addresses and trade displays. And as Canberra is playing to host to Congress this year, you may well like to pay a visit to National Library of Australia, the Australian War Memorial, the Australian National Archives and much more.

Full registration includes morning and afternoon tea, and lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; as well as morning tea and lunch on Monday. Attendees also have access to the conference trade show and demonstrations. The congress program will be complemented by a number of social events open to registrants and their guests. These events will be at an additional cost, but will provide a unique experience in the national capital with the Welcome function in ANZAC Hall at the Australian War Memorial, and the Gala Dinner in the Great Hall of Parliament House.

If you register during the early bird period you will benefit from the early bird discount. The cost of early bird registration is $495, a saving of $55 on all full registration. Early bird registrations must be received and paid for by 31 October 2014. After this date the full registration cost will increase to $550.

For more details visit their website www.congress2015.org.au

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