SCHEDULE A SEMINAR
Author Dina Carson is available for half-day or full-day seminars on writing and publishing (or any of her other lecture topics, for a complete list, click here).
There are many ways a seminar can benefit your group.
Offer a free membership to your group with the admission ticket.
Use the seminar as a fundraiser for your group by charging a bit more than cost.
Limit attendance and offer a small-group atmosphere.
Fees are as follows:
half-day $500 (2 lectures)
full-day $1000 (4 lectures)
The hosting organization is responsible for securing a suitable location with adequate space for the number of attendees, and appropriate AV equipment including an LCD projector, screen and microphone,
For locations more than 100 miles from Denver, Colo. travel expenses are:
coach airfare, 2 nights at a safe, clean hotel, car rental
Travel expenses are negotiable, and if the author has personal genealogical research to do in your area, she may split the travel expenses with your group.
Sponsors are one way to cover expenses. A local B&B may wish to offer a room in exchange for advertising in your publicity materials, as may a local car rental agency. Major airlines are more difficult to turn into sponsors, although a group member could offer to pay for the flight using his/her airline miles. A local venue may waive room fees if you book lunch through their caterer.
We offer our books at wholesale rates as an add on to your seminar. You can build this cost into the price of admission. Books must be ordered approximately 3 weeks ahead of the seminar in order to assure delivery. Payment for the books is due at the time the order is placed.
Suggested Seminar Lectures for Genealogical Societies
Introduction to Genealogical Publishing: From Piles of Research to Proudly Read
A Dark and Stormy Genealogy No Longer: Becoming a Great Storyteller
Scrapbook to Scanner: Adding Images to Your Family History
They Cooked and Cleaned ... or Did They: Discovering Your Family's Social History
Suggested Seminar Lectures for Historical Societies
An Introduction to Self-Publishing: Creating a Lasting Local History Legacy
A Dark and Stormy Local History No Longer: Becoming a Great Storyteller
Scrapbook to Scanner: Adding Images to a Local History
Writing a House History: How to Research the Previous Owners of Your Home
Suggested Seminar Lectures for Libraries
Beginning Genealogy: An Introduction to Finding Your Family
Set Yourself Up to Self-Publish: Giving Away Your Family History Research
Publish a Photo Book: Turning Your Research into a Stunning Family Heirloom
Giving Away Your Heritage: A Treasure Trove of Family History Gifts