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Program

* This schedule is subject to changes without prior notice

Day One - Saturday, March 14th
8:00 – 9:00Registration
9:00 – 9:10Welcome - Max Blankfeld
9:10 – 9:30Family Tree DNA in 2008 – Bennett Greenspan
9:30 – 10:30Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project – Spencer Wells
10:30 – 10:50Coffee break
10:50 – 11:40Family Tree DNA IT Presentation - Mark Williams
11:40 – 12:30Privacy & Ethics of DNA Testing - Ricki Lewis
12:30 – 2:00Lunch with FTDNA staff
2:00 – 2:50Lessons Learned from Running a Large Surname Project – Bob McLaren
2:50 – 3:10Coffee Break
3:10 – 4:10Advances in mtDNA – Doron Behar & William Hurst
4:15 – 5:00Q&A Panel
Day Two - Sunday, March 15th
8:00 – 8:45ISOGG - International Society of Genetic Genealogy Meeting – FTDNA Chapter
9:00 – 10:00Breakout Sessions
A. Advances in TMRCA – Michael Hammer
B. Haplogroups: Applications for Your Project – Eileen Krause
10:00 – 10:20Coffee break
10:20 – 11:10The Ewing Surname Y-DNA Project – David Ewing
11:10 – 12:00What’s in a Name…the Current State of Y STR Nomenclature 2009 – Matt Kaplan & Taylor Edwards
12:00 – 1:30Lunch with FTDNA staff
1:30 – 2:30Breakout Sessions
A. A Walk Through the Y Update & NULL Alleles – Thomas Krahn
B. Challenges to Genetic Genealogists – David Ewing & Bob McLaren
2:30 – 2:50Coffee Break
2:50 – 3:40Updates to the Y-Chromosome Tree – Michael Hammer
3:50 – 4:30Closing Panel

On Friday, March 13th, conference participants are invited to join Family Tree DNA in our hospitality room from 7pm to 9pm.

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