Workshops, Conferences & Seminars

Everyone at the Fairfax County, Virginia, CVB workshop wore their reunions t-shirts!

Reunion planning workshops and events are held in many places, usually sponsored by a convention and visitors bureau. This information is provided as a service to reunion planners. Basic listings are free to workshop hosts. This is a list of places we know offer or have offered workshops. On the following pages you’ll learn details about upcoming workshops.

Reunion School is in Session

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

Scheduled events are listed here in chronological order for those who have set dates. Then, there is a list of organizations who offer workshops but have not set dates, so you should contact them to ask about their plans for their next workshop. Other good sources for workshops are genealogy societies and their conferences. Check society program plans and if you belong to a society, ask the program chairperson to arrange a reunion planning workshop or program.

The following list is for family reunion workshops, unless designated otherwise.

Most one-day events are free though require pre-registration.

Upcoming Workshops

MRN 2024 Educational Summit - Herndon, Virginia

Military Reunion Network – June 21-24, 2024
Military Reunion planners only
Info: 425-501-1430; [email protected]
Register HERE

Fargo, North Dakota, FAM Tour

Military Reunion Network – July 15-17, 2024
Military Reunion planners only
Info: 425-501-1430; [email protected]
Register HERE

Dover Delaware FAM Tour

Military Reunion Network – October 7-10, 2024
Military Reunion planners only
Info: 425-501-1430; [email protected]
Register HERE

Free Virtual Family Reunion Workshop for Reunion Planners

National Family Reunion Institute – October 26, 2024   12:00-2:00 PM ET

To register: [email protected]

Explore Gwinnett's Reunion Planning Workshop

Crowne Plaza Norcross
Contact Maurice Odoms, 770-814-6059; [email protected]

The following locations have held events in the past – Call for future dates.
(alphabetical by city, county or area)

Augusta, Georgia
Contact “Cousin” Michelle | 706-823-6616 | [email protected]

Atlanta, Georgia
404-521-6647 |

Branson, Missouri
Annual Military Reunion Planners Conference
For the MRPC Application or a Reunion Planner Sales Kit:
Contact Lenni Neimeyer, 417-334-4084, [email protected]
417-243-2117 |

Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau
Reunion Planner Expo for reunions to be held in Birmingham/Jefferson County
For more information contact,
Tara Walton, CTIS
Director of Tourism
800-458-8085  |  205-458-8000 ext. 206
[email protected]  |

Gwinnett, Georgia
Contact Maurice Odoms, 770-814-6059
[email protected]

Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Contact John Poole, 704-456-7969 | [email protected] |

Chesapeake, Virginia
Contact Toby Word | 757-382-1356 | [email protected] at the 2013 Chesapeake, Virginia, reunion planning workshop.

Lunch at the 2013 Chesapeake, Virginia, reunion planning workshop.

Cobb County, Georgia
Contact Dianne Lovett |  678-303-2635 | [email protected]

Columbus, Georgia

Columbus, Ohio
Contact Kaela Krise | 614-222-6146 | Columbus Family Reunion Planning Workshop

2012 Columbus Family Reunion Planning Workshop

Dekalb County, Atlanta, Georgia
Contact Penny Moore, Group Services Manager,
770-492-5018 |

Detroit, Michigan
Contact us at 313-202-1985  |  [email protected]. Family Reunion Planners Conference & Expo

Fairfax, Virginia
Contact Dean Miller, National Sales Manager, 703-752-9509 | [email protected] | Visit Fairfax
New! iPhone App Click here to view a slideshow of the 2019 workshop.

2012 Fairfax Family Reunion Planning Workshop

Fredericksburg Regional Reunion Workshop, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Contact Victoria Matthews, 540-372-1216
[email protected] | speaker, Nathania A. Branch Miles, at the 2019 Fredericksburg workshop, held at Riverside Center Wedding and Events.

Guest speaker, Nathania A. Branch Miles, at the 2019 Fredericksburg workshop, held at Riverside Center Wedding and Events.

Houston, Texas
Neidra Billings |  713-853-8321 | at the 2009 Lake County Reunion Workshop Experience

Lake Country, Illinois
Contact Kimberly Ghys | [email protected] | 800-Lake-Now |
“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

Attendees at the 2009 Lake County Reunion Workshop Experience

Louisville, Kentucky
Contact Sarah Underwood, 502-560-5007, [email protected]

Memphis, Tennessee
Contact Townsend-McElyea | 901-543-5320 | [email protected]

Military Reunion Workshop and Marketplace EventYMRC “Your Military Reunion Connection”
Contact: [email protected] |

Newport News, Virginia
Contact Andrea Moran, Newport News Visitor Center, 757-886-7777 

Newport News, Virginia, workshop

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 to the Newport News area and a wealth of planning ideas”–Fabiola C. MartinNewport News, Virginia, workshop

Peachtree City, Georgia
Contact Eric Matos | 678-216-0282 | [email protected] |

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Contact Joy McNealy, [email protected], 800-285-7557

Sandy Springs, Georgia
Sponsored by Visit Sandy Springs, Dunwoody CVB and Cobb Travel & Tourism

Contact Amy Metzler, Sales Manager  |  770-206-1552

Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
Contact Erica Telsee, Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau
318-429-0652 | [email protected]