The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa
The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa

The Past, The Present, The Future

Call For Speakers

Ontario Ancestors announces a request for lecture proposals for our 2022 virtual conference to be held June 24-26, 2022.  The conference theme for this year is The Past, The Present, and The Future

Topics to be considered include but not limited to: methodology; indigenous records and research; emigration, immigration, and migration; land records; military records; research inside/outside Canada; genetic genealogy; role of women and children; future of genealogy research; and social media and blogs. 

Specifically, we are seeking new, unique, and enterprising proposals.  Interested speakers are strongly encouraged to submit multiple proposals for 40-minute sessions.  There is no limit to the number of proposals a speaker may submit. 

Submit proposals using the submission form at the bottom of this page.

The deadline for the submission of lecture proposals is Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST. 

Speakers are required to use an electronic presentation program and will be required to present on-camera for the duration of the presentation. 


Selected speakers receive an honorarium of $150 CAD for each lecture presented. 


Sponsors are encouraged to submit proposals for sponsored talks.  The sponsoring organization will cover speaker’s lecture(s) honorarium.  Sponsored speakers will receive complimentary Ontario Ancestors conference registration and electronic syllabus materials.  Sponsored speakers will abide by all speaker deadlines. 

Additional Information

Camera-ready syllabus material, due May 25, 2022 is required for each general presentation and will be included in the electronic syllabus distributed to all conference registrants.  Invitations to speak will be issued by mid-February 2022.  Syllabus format guidelines will be sent to speakers at that time.  The deadline for acceptance and submission of signed speaker contracts is February 22, 2022.  Letters of regret will not be sent out until all invited speakers have responded. 

About Ontario Ancestors

Ontario Ancestors (The Ontario Genealogical Society) founded in 1961, is the largest genealogical society in Canada.  Its mission is to encourage, bring together, and assist those interested in the pursuit of family history to preserve our Ontario genealogical heritage. 

We look forward to receiving your lecture proposal submissions, and greatly anticipate an exciting virtual conference.

Heather Oakley and Mike More

Ontario Ancestors Conference 2022 Co-Chairs

Conference Speaker Submission Form

To be used on the Conference website
Level of Knowledge(Required)
Only needed on first submission.
Within the past two years (only needed on first submission).
Are you submitting another proposal?(Required)