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These are exciting opportunities to learn how to plan reunions. These workshops are ideal for beginners and experienced reunion organizers looking for new, fresh ideas.

We add new conferences, workshops and seminars to Reunions magazine and this online list as we learn about them. If you offer a conference, workshop or seminar about reunion planning, send details. Email to editor@reunionsmag.com, fax (414-263-6331) or send to Reunions magazine, PO Box 11727, Milwaukee WI 53211. Listings are free as a service for our readers.

We often learn about upcoming events too late to include in Reunions magazine (send six months in advance), but we always add them immediately to this site.

We include references to organizations who offer workshops without dates set so you should contact them to ask about their future plans; also remind them to notify us. Other good sources to learn about reunion planning workshops are at genealogy societies and their conferences and/or workshops. Check their programs and if you belong to a society, ask the program chairperson to arrange a reunion workshop or program.

The following list is for family reunion workshops, unless designated otherwise.
Many of these events are offered free though require pre-registration and do not accommodate walk ins. If there is a charge for the workshop, it is indicated.

Mahalia Simmons, Huger, South Carolina, Gant Family Reunion planner, says that "in every dilemma I have faced with my reunion you have helped. I’ve received your magazine for 10 years and I look forward to each issue. I haven't had a chance to go to any workshops ... Reunions magazine is a reunion workshop in itself."
 
May 30, 2015
 

Newport News, Virginia
Denbigh Community Center

Guest speaker Edith Wagner, editor of Reunions magazine.
Andrea Moran, Newport News Visitor Center, 757-886-7777, amoran@nnva.gov
www.newport-news.org/reunion-planning-seminar.html



Review: "There was a plethora of good information that was shared at the Newport News Reunion Planning Seminar and all of our guests seemed to really appreciate the chance to connect with such a knowledgeable group of professionals.  We would encourage anyone who has an interest in reunion or event planning to take advantage of one of these sessions if it is offered!" -- Newport News Tourism

"This was excellent! It provided an awareness of activities and facilities that are available tothe Newport News area and a wealth of planning ideas”--Fabiola C. Martin


June 6, 2015

You are cordially invited to the Global Family Reunion
Global Family Reunion

The Global Family Reunion – coming June 6, 2015 – is the biggest, most extraordinary and most inclusive family reunion in history. Come meet fascinating cousins you never knew you had — and learn about how we are building a Family Tree of the entire Human Race. Click on invitation to the left to view full-size.


 
July 18, 2015
FREE Virtual Family Reunion Planning Workshop
11:00 AM CDT. You can join by telephone from anywhere. To register, send an e-mail to webuildlegacy@gmail.com, or call Niko Cook at 847-873-2271. You will receive a FREE family reunion planning toolkit, hear from industry experts, and participate in a "live" question and answer session with a panel of reunion professionals. Limited virtual seats are available.
 
August 2- 5, 2015

Portland, Oregon
YMRC "Your Military Reunion Connection"
- Military Reunion Planners Conference
Contact Debbie Stewart, 772.226.7300; ymrcusa@gmail.com www.YourMilitaryReunions.com

 

August 3-6, 2015
Branson, Missouri
Military Reunion Planners Conference
Contact Julie Peters,
417-334-4084
jpeters@bransoncvb.com
http://www.explorebranson.com/

  Branson Military Reunion Plnners Conference
August 15, 2015
  Louisville, Kentucky
Contact Darlene Starks, 502-379-6110; dstarks@gotolouisville.com
 
August 15, 2015

Macon, Georgia
The workshop will include an exhibit area for promotional items, hotels, and attractions for the Middle Georgia area. Each participant will receive a digital copy of the e-book, "Reunion Workshop" and a Macon tote bag. To RSVP, please contact the Macon Bibb County Convention and Visitors Bureau 478-743-1074 or vgruber@visitmacon.org.

 
Fall 2015

Prince Georges County, Maryland
Laurel, Maryland, College Center
Contact Mary Jane Shearer, 301-322-0797,shearemj@pgcc.edu

 
September 7, 2015, Monday

Clinton, Maryland (DC Area)
Reunion Friendly Network - Military - Reunion Planning Basic Training Class

Contact Sharon Danitschek, 425-501-1430; sharon@reunionfriendly.com; www.reunionfriendly.com

 
September 7-12, 2015

Prince Georges County, Maryland (DC Area)
Reunion Friendly Network - Military Reunion Planners Conference
Contact Sharon Danitschek, 425-501-1430; sharon@reunionfriendly.com; www.reunionfriendly.com

 
September 12, 2015

Baltimore, Maryland
3rd Annual Family Reunion Expo
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, $5 admission. Like us on facebook for free admission.
410-244-8861; info@BaltimoreReunionExpo.com; www.BaltimoreReunionExpo.com

 
September 19, 2015

FREE Virtual Family Reunion Planning Workshop
11:00 AM CDT. You can join by telephone from anywhere. To register, send an e-mail to webuildlegacy@gmail.com, or call Niko Cook at 847-873-2271. You will receive a FREE family reunion planning toolkit, hear from industry experts, and participate in a "live" question and answer session with a panel of reunion professionals. Limited virtual seats are available.

 
September 26-30, 2015

Portland, Oregon (Washington County)
Reunion Friendly Network - Military Reunion Planners Conference
Contact Sharon Danitschek, 425-501-1430; sharon@reunionfriendly.com; www.reunionfriendly.com

 
October 2015

FREE Virtual Family Reunion Planning Workshop
11:00 AM CDT. You can join by telephone from anywhere. To register, send an e-mail to webuildlegacy@gmail.com, or call Niko Cook at 847-873-2271. You will receive a FREE family reunion planning toolkit, hear from industry experts, and participate in a "live" question and answer session with a panel of reunion professionals. Limited virtual seats are available.

 
October 3, 2015

Columbus, Ohio
Experience Columbus Family Reunion Seminar
Roger Dudley, 614-222-6136, 800-354-2657
experiencecolumbus.com/tours-reunions

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2012 Columbus Family Reunion Planning Workshop
 
October 5-9, 2015

San Angelo, Texas
Reunion Friendly Network - Military Reunion Planners Conference
Contact Sharon Danitschek, 425-501-1430; sharon@reunionfriendly.comwww.reunionfriendly.com

 

Birmingham 2013 Reunion Workshop
October 10, 2015

Birmingham, Alabama
"A Reunion To Remember!"
Reunion Planners Expo

Register at birminghamal.org/reunions/
or
Contact Tara Walton, CTIS,
205-458-8085, ext 206; twalton@birminghamal.org

 
 
  Lunch at the 2013 Chesapeake, Virginia, reunion planning workshop.
Lunch at the 2013 Chesapeake, Virginia, reunion planning workshop.
  October 17, 2015
  Chesapeake, Virginia
Contact C. Jeff Bunn,
757-382-1352; jbunn@cityofchesapeake.net
 


October 17, 2015

Alpharetta, Georgia
Contact reunions@awesomealpharetta.com | 678-297-2811

 
October 17, 2015

Sandy Springs, Georgia
Contact Will Carlson, 770-206-1445; will.carlson@sandyspringsga.org

 
October 18-23, 2015

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reunion Friendly Network - Military Reunion Planners Conference
Contact Sharon Danitschek, 425-501-1430; sharon@reunionfriendly.com; www.reunionfriendly.com

 
October 19, 2015

Nashville, Tennessee
Reunion Friendly Network - Military - Reunion Planning Basic Training Class

Contact Sharon Danitschek, 425-501-1430; sharon@reunionfriendly.com;www.reunionfriendly.com

 
October 24, 2015

Kissimmee, Florida
Guest Speaker Edith Wagner, editor of Reunions magazine.
Contact Jadeine Shives, 407-742-8255; jshives@experiencekissimmee.com

Kissimmee, Florida 2014 Family Reunion Workshop
What a wonderful, successful workshop in Kissimmee, Florida.
Thank you, Carole Pilkington and Letitia Clementi for hosting us. And thanks to all the attendees!

 
November 2015

FREE Virtual Family Reunion Planning Workshop
11:00 AM CST. You can join by telephone from anywhere. To register, send an e-mail to webuildlegacy@gmail.com, or call Niko Cook at 847-873-2271. You will receive a FREE family reunion planning toolkit, hear from industry experts, and participate in a "live" question and answer session with a panel of reunion professionals. Limited virtual seats are available.

 
November 1- 4, 2015

Manassas, Virginia (DC area)
YMRC "Your Military Reunion Connection"
- Military Reunion Planners Conference
Contact Debbie Stewart, 772.226.7300; ymrcusa@gmail.com www.YourMilitaryReunions.com

 
November 14, 2015
  Louisville, Kentucky
Contact Darlene Starks, 502-379-6110; dstarks@gotolouisville.com
 
December 2015

FREE Virtual Family Reunion Planning Workshop
11:00 AM CST. You can join by telephone from anywhere. To register, send an e-mail to webuildlegacy@gmail.com, or call Niko Cook at 847-873-2271. You will receive a FREE family reunion planning toolkit, hear from industry experts, and participate in a "live" question and answer session with a panel of reunion professionals. Limited virtual seats are available.

 
January 2016

Cruise planning workshop!
How to hold a successful reunion on a cruise ship.
Educational Seminar @ Sea in conjunction with Norwegian Cruise Line and their Getaway to the Caribbean. You must be planning a cruise reunion in the next year. For more information, to qualify and add your name to the list, contact cruise specialist Brian Forrester @ brian@hcttravel.com and include your contact information.

 
February 13, 2016
Fairfax County, Virginia
8th annual Family Reunion Workshop

Contact Dean Miller, National Sales Manager, Visit Fairfax,
703-752-9509, dmiller@fxva.com

New! iPhone App http://bit.ly/VisitFairfax
 
March 5, 2016

Fredericksburg, Virginia
5th Annual Fredericksburg Family Reunion Workshop

Contact Kimberly Herbert
800-260-3646
ksherbert@fredericksburgva.gov

2013 Fredericksburg workshop. Click to enlarge.
 
 
CALL FOR DATES  (alphabetical by city, county or area)
 
 

The Alliance of Military Reunions
Skip Sander, 412-367-1376, MilitaryReunions@aol.com
AllMilitaryReunions.org.

 
  Albany, Georgia
Contact Jenny Collins, 229.317.4760; JCollins@albanyga.com

 

  Athens, Georgia
Athens CVB, 706-357-4430.
 
  Atlanta, Georgia
404-521-6647; atlanta.net/reunionworkshop
 
Augusta, Georgia
Contact "Cousin" Michelle, 1-800-726-0243, 706-823-6600; mbovian@augustaga.org
 
  Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Carrie Hendrickson, 704-456-7969; Carrie@visitcabarrus.com
visitcabarrus.com

Chicago Northwest, Illinois
Schaumburg, IL
Contact Melinda Garritano at (847) 278-3445 or mgarritano@chicagonorthwest.com.

 
  Chicago Southland
Lansing, Illinois

Kristy Stevens, 708-895-8299; Kristy@VisitChicagoSouthland.com
 

Clayton County, Georgia
Contact Tangie Carter, 678-610-4242 | tangie@atlantastruesouth.com
atlantastruesouth.com

 

Cobb County, Georgia
Contact Dianne Lovett 678-303-2635; dlovett@travelcobb.org

 

  Dekalb County, Georgia
Contact Penny Moore, Group Services Manager,
pennym@dcvb.org, 800-999-6055 or 770-492-5000
 
Douglasville, Georgia
Contact Kimberly Bridges, bridgesk@douglasvillega.gov, 678-449-3172, www.visitdouglasville.com
 

Dunwoody, Georgia
Contact Sarah Steadman, SarahS@cvbdunwoody.com
visit www.cvbdunwoody.com/

 
Durham, North Carolina
Contact Arie Bobbitt, Group Services Manager, 919-680-8311; arie@durham-cvb.com
 
  Flint, Michigan

Courtney Irish, Flint Area CVB, 810-232-8902; cirish@flintandgenesee.org

 
The ABC's of Planning a Family Reunion
Presented by Explore Gwinnett

Maurice Odoms at maurice@exploregwinnett.org; 770-814-6059
Gwinnett Family Reunion Planning Workshop

 

 
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Jennifer Williamson, 269-488-0057, jwilliamson@DiscoverKalamazoo.com
 
 

Lake County, Illinois
Workshop experience includes educational sessions, a small exhibition from local hotels, venues, and vendors, idea sharing, expert advice and reunion planning assistance. Intended for family reunions planning to meet in Northern Chicago area/Lake County to tour (and taste) this exciting area, it's accommodations, attractions and special features. Space limited, apply now. Host accommodation KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, Gurnee IL. Contact Kimberly Ghys, email, 800-Lake-Now; lakecountyreunions.com.

 

Lake County, Illinois  Family Reunion Workshop
Attendees at the 2009 Lake County Reunion Workshop Experience

Review:
"The Lake County Family Reunion Workshop was an excellent way for family reunion planners to learn about Lake County. I live in Illinois but never knew what the Lake County area offered. I walked away more knowledgeable of the area. I would encourage anyone involved with their family reunion to participate in these workshops."
- Helen Denham, Riverdale, Illinois
 
  Memphis, Tennessee
Lisa Catron, Memphis CVB, 901-543-5337; lisacatron@memphistravel.com
 
 

Peachtree City, Georgia
Peachtree City CVB, 678-216-0282; www.visitpeachtreecity.com

 
 

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Contact Pigeon Forge Dept. of Tourism, Joy McNealy or Kay Poole, 800-251-9100; www.pigeonforgereunion.com

 
  Rock Hill, South Carolina
Visit York County: www.visityorkcounty.com/
 
 

Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
Kevin Flowers, Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau
800-551-8682; kflowers@sbctb.org


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