Follow Us on Facebook   Follow Us on Twitter   SCGS Blog   SCGS YouTube Channel

Conference Policies

© Copyright

© 2019 by the Southern California Genealogical Society Copyright applies to the compiled material presented in Conference Program (aka Pink Sheets), workshop handouts, the 2019 Jamboree Syllabus and the 2019 Genetic Genealogy Syllabus. All parts of presentations (visual, oral, and written) are the copyrighted intellectual property of the individual presenter. Any copying, recording, or photography is expressly prohibited without the written permission of the presenter and the Southern California Genealogical Society.

Filming Policy

By attending this event you consent to the use of your photograph, voice, likeness, and image in broadcasts of this event and in subsequent productions drawn from video or audio recordings of this event.

Seating Policy

All seating is first-come, first seated. For the safety of our guests, classroom doors will be closed once the room capacity is reached.

The Burbank Fire Department will be on site to ensure that we do not exceed room occupancy laws.

"Saved" seats will be released 3 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. One person can save no more than two additional seats.

Social Media Policy

The Southern California Genealogical Society is an active supporter of the use of social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and blogging) at its events, including the society's annual Genealogy Jamboree and Genetic Genealogy conferences. Event attendees are allowed and encouraged to promote, critique, and review the conference, its exhibitors, speakers, and activities using these forms of media.

Use of smartphones, notebooks, laptops, tablets, etc., shall not disrupt other attendees. Mobile device ringers must be set to silent during lecture sessions.

Attendees are prohibited from recording the proceedings of any lecture or workshop session by any means, including but not limited to photography, audio recording, video recording, or verbatim transcription, without expressed written permission from both SCGS and the lecture speaker. Some sessions will be professionally audio recorded and available for purchase after the event.

Social media may be used to summarize or extract lecture content provided: 
(1) the author is referenced and cited appropriately; and 
(2) the material is not shared in full.

We fully respect the intellectual property rights of the authors of syllabus materials and lecture content. Copyright laws apply.

Non Discrimination Policy

Southern California Genealogical Society is dedicated to providing an environment free from discrimination where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Discrimination is a sociological term referring to the prejudicial treatment of an individual based solely on their membership (whether voluntary or involuntary) in a certain group or category. Discrimination is the actual behavior towards members of another group. It involves excluding or restricting members of one group from opportunities that are available to other groups.

Southern California Genealogical Society does not engage in or endorse discrimination, harassment, and bullying against any person for any reason due to age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual or affectional orientation, gender identity, genetic information, appearance, political affiliation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.

In addition, Southern California Genealogical Society will not fund or participate in specific events, as a vendor, speaker or in other roles, in which individuals are barred from access to services due to such discrimination.

This policy was created based on a similar policy at Abundant Genealogy and is used by permission.

Dissemination Policy

Dissemination or display of materials at SCGS conferences, seminars, meetings or at our Library is limited to educational and information materials about genealogical products, services and events. SCGS reserves the right to decline materials we deem to be inappropriate or in conflict with the Society’s mission or published policies.