Disclaimer: I am an official Jamboree 2021 blogger, but have received no compensation of any kind.
Southern California Genealogical Society’s Genealogy Jamboree is coming up in early June and will be a virtual event, due to the continued effects of the pandemic.
There is great news about conference pricing this year – discount pricing as been extended – all the way until 31 May 2021, just FIVE days before the 2021 Jamboree opens!
Although I have lived in Tucson for over a decade now, I have very fond memories of looking forward to Jamboree each spring from the 1980s onward when we lived in Southern California.
This conference was always the highlight of the local genealogy year and thousands of excited genealogists headed to the Pasadena Civic Center, where Jamboree was held for many years before it moved to Burbank. I have had the pleasure of attending Jamboree in Burbank, too, after we settled in Arizona.
Of course, with Jamboree being presented virtually, I can enjoy the conference right from home.
Jamboree is really two conferences held one after the other with the 8th Genetic Genealogy 2021 opening Jamboree on Friday and Saturday, 4-5 June 2021, followed the following weekend, 11-12 June 2021 by the 51st Jamboree.
Note that Jamboree’s pricing tiers are similar to many other large conferences that have gone to an online format.
Genetic Genealogy‘s STANDARD Tier offers six LIVE presentations plus 10 recorded sessions of your choice, while the PLUS tier provides access to all 20 recorded sessions.
Genealogy Jamboree‘s STANDARD Tier includes six LIVE lectures plus 20 recorded sessions of your choice and the PLUS tier gives access to all 50 recorded sessions.
I really like the fact that this pricing allows the attendee to choose which additional sessions he/she would like to view. I was very interested in attending a similar conference hosted by a nameless society in 2020. However, the cost was fairly expensive and the society chose the sessions that the attendee could view in the tiers and those sessions were not the ones in which I was interested. Needless to say, I skipped it.
No such problem at the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree 2021!
One more plus about Jamboree – the Special Events calendar. The one thing most of us miss in the virtual environment is the opportunity to interact in person.
Even though we can’t attend in person, Jamboree is hosting Social Hours, Round Tables, a virtual Exhibit Hall with Product Q & A time AND Show Specials with Prize Drawings.
Genealogy Jamboree‘s 51 years of experience in hosting conferences guarantees that a fun time will be had by all with lots of opportunity to extend your genealogy education.
Register now for the discounted conference fee and mark your June calendar!