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APG’s 2020 PMC in Portland Has Been Cancelled

On Saturday, March 28, 2020, members of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) were informed by President David McDonald that APG’s 2020 Professional Management Conference (PMC) scheduled for October 2020 in Portland has been cancelled due to the uncertainties of the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) crisis.

President McDonald’s message read:

At a special meeting of the APG board held Thursday, 26 March 2020, we made the difficult, yet unanimous, decision to cancel our 2020 PMC in Portland, scheduled for mid-October. Financially, our penalty for cancelling this far in advance is one we can endure. The risk of waiting too long to cancel is too great for us to chance. With so many uncertainties, and a large number of genealogical events and programs being cancelled or delayed, we felt this was the best and most certain way to manage our situation.

We are currently evaluating options related to an alternative form of conference or webinar series for us as genealogical professionals that might be assembled in lieu of an in-person gathering. Further information will be forthcoming. We look forward to preparing and presenting an outstanding conference, in whatever form, as we are able.

Thank you for your continued support of APG. We are grateful to the prospective speakers for their understanding of this difficult choice. Thanks to Judy Muhn and her committee for the work already committed. Thanks to Kathy Hinckley, our Executive Director, for her help in making the conference work go smoothly and efficiently, as well.