The Celtic Connections Conference has announced that it will hold a virtual conference available on its web site beginning on July 31st. This virtual conference will replace the onsite conference that was to be held in Wheeling, Illinois at the end of July but was recently cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The conference has been renamed the “Virtual Journey Home” and will provide 11 speakers with 25 pre-recorded presentations along with live chat sessions with the speakers. This will give the virtual attendees an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the various speakers. Speakers for the virtual conference include John Grenham, Fiona Fitzsimons, Maurice Gleeson, Chris Paton, Pamela Holland, Paul Milner, Karen Stanbary, Melanie McComb as well as many others. Registration will begin around the end of May and presentations will be available by the end of July. The various taped sessions will be online until the end of August. Registration for the conference is only $99. Registration is available on the conference website www.celtic-connections.org
The conference committee has also announced that they are looking for sponsors for the various lectures. The sponsorships will be available on a first come first serve basis. Donations can be listed under your own name, or in memory of an ancestor, or in honor of a living family member. Information is available on the conference web site.
The conference is co-sponsored by the The Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) & The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA). More information on sponsorships or registration can be found on the conference website www.celtic-connections.org.