Focus on Societies Location: Greater Richmond Convention Center Date and Time: Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Genealogical societies, historical societies, and family organizations are the backbone of the genealogy community. The merger of the National Genealogical Society and the Federation of Genealogical Societies in the fall of 2020 offers fresh opportunities to share our successes and launch a new era of organizational collaboration. Focus on Societies features a full day of lectures, workshops, and panels centered on sharing best practices, building leadership, attracting new members, planning stimulating programs, developing newsletters and other publications, learning about disaster prevention and recovery, and preserving records. Gather together with other community members to share, learn, and build skills that will enrich your organization and engage your members. Registration for the Tuesday program includes the Celebration of Societies lunch.