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Family Tree DNA's 9th Genetic Genealogy Conference

The 9th Genetic Genealogy Conference for Family Tree DNA Group Administrators November 9-10, 2013

The conference fee is $139 per person.  Administrators are welcome to bring one guest each, but guests must also register - and pay - if they're planning to attend the conference.  Use the Registration button below to sign yourself up and when that is complete use the same Registration button below to sign up your guest.

Meet us on Sat. and Sun. Nov. 9-10, 2013 at the Sheraton North Houston Hotel, conveniently adjacent to Bush Intercontinental Airport and approximately 30 miles from Houston Hobby Airport.  Check in with us on the evening of Fri. Nov. 8 so you'll be ready to go the morning of the 9th.

To be held at the Sheraton North Houston
15700 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Houston, TX 77032
(281) 442-5100 or 800-325-3535
Book a Room at the Sheraton North Houston at a Discount
The Family Tree DNA group rate is $89/night for a King bed, $109/night for two double beds, and $129/night for a King Junior Suite.  Group rate available until October 28, 2013. Subject to Availability.

Conference Schedule

* This schedule is subject to changes without prior notice

November 8-10, 2013  

Family Tree DNA Reception

Stephen F. Austin Ballroom

Friday, November 8th, 2013
Start End

7:00pm 8:00pm Pre-Registration Ballroom Foyer
7:00pm 9:00pm Family Tree DNA Reception Stephen F. Austin Ballroom

Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Start End
8:30 9:00 Registration - Ballroom Foyer
9:00 9:15 Welcome Max Blankfeld
9:15 10:15 Am I My Brother's Keeper? DNA Identifiability and Obligations to Biological Relatives in Genetic Genealogy Amy McGuire
10:15 11:15 Geno 2.0 Update and Y-2014 Tree Miguel Vilar
11:15 11:30 Break
11:30 12:30 Autosomal Analysis Matt Dexter
12:30 1:30 Lunch with FTDNA Staff


Breakout Groups
1. Jewish Autosomal
2. Surname Project Administration
3. mtDNA Tools and Techniques

Breakout Groups
1. Finding Indian Princess
2. Autosomal Mapping
3. What Can a Genealogist Use from DNA

Jeffrey Mark Paull
Terry Barton
Debbie Parker Wayne

Roberta Estes
Tim Janzen
Jim Rader
3:30 3:40 Break
3:40 4:30 Roundtable Discussions
1. Autosomal DNA
2. atDNA Projects
3. Advanced DNA Tools e.g. 3rd party tools
4. mtDNA

Next Generation Sequencing
David Mittelman
Questions and Answers

Sunday, November 10th, 2013
Start End

8:00 9:00 ISOGG Chapter meeting FTDNA Chapter
9:00 10:00 Implications of the 2014 Y-Tree Michael Hammer
10:00 11:00 Bridging Social Media and DNA Marja Pirttivaara
11:00 11:15 Break
11:15 12:15 Engineering Update/IT Roadmap Elliott Greenspan and Jason Wang
12:15 1:15 Lunch with the FTDNA Staff
1:15 2:15 Science Team Update Connie Bormans
2:15 2:30 Break
2:30 3:30 Roundtable Discussions
1. Autosomal DNA
2. atDNA Projects
3. Advanced DNA Tools e.g. 3rd party tools
4. mtDNA

3:30 4:30 Questions and Answers - Closing Comments