Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Ribbon King Hits Knoxville


I am off to Knoxville, Tennessee in the morning for two genealogy conferences! The first is the Association of Professional Genealogists' Professional Management Conference on Tuesday, August 17th. I will be on the panel Tuesday evening at the Round Table discussing “Your Internet Presence- How to get IT and what to do with IT: A discussion of what IT is.”

The second is the Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference - Rediscovering America's First Frontier - running from Wednesday, August 18th through Saturday, August 21st.

And as the "ribbon wars" heat up, I will be there with my trusty box of badge ribbons from pc/nametag. If you are a member of GeneaBloggers please track me down (I'll be at the FGS booth much of the time) and ask for your GeneaBloggers ribbon.

In case you know nothing of the "ribbon wars" it seems to have started at the Arizona Family History Expo this past January. Now several of us keep adding to our long "train of ribbons" to the point of endangering ourselves by tripping over the ribbons.

I'm happy to say I have some added ammo for the fight: my sales rep from pc/nametag was nice enough to send me a complimentary stack-a-ribbon® Fun Pack for me to use at FGS and other conferences*. So look for me to bestow a ribbon on you.  Let's see, what are you . . . a diva? a queen? a bored member? certifiable? easily excited?

Photo: Thomas MacEntee at Midwest Family History Expo, Kansas City, MO, July 31, 2010. Photo by Diana Ritchie of Random Relatives - used by permission.

* Please read my Disclosure Page to see a list of vendors and providers with whom I have a material connection and from whom I have received payment or complimentary items.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

7 comments:

DianaR said...

Lookin' good! Have fun at both conferences and I'll be looking for tweets and posts to keep up-to-date on all the fun. And of course I'll need to know how the ribbon wars are going!

Jen said...

Great picture! Have fun!

Geniaus said...

Napoleon Bonaparte said "“A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.”

Not just soldiers it seems!

Tina Lyons said...

Can't wait to finally meet you Thomas and see how long your ribbons are!

Greta Koehl said...

I'm so excited and can't wait to meet fellow Genea-Bloggers! Maybe I'm "certifiable"... And that is some awesome ribbon train.

Michelle Goodrum said...

Looking forward to your posts since I can't be at this conference. Don't hurt yourself :)

Linda McCauley said...

Thomas, It was great to meet you at FGS. I'm already looking forward to the next conference.