Social Media Policy

Official hashtag – #NGS2020LIVE

Except by specific prior written permission, NGS does not permit screen shots, photographs, audio, or video recording of lectures in NGS 2020 Live! or NGS 2020 On Demand. Presentations, including slides and syllabus material, are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced.

NGS contracts with an outside company to audio record and video record the lectures of speakers who provide their written consent.

NGS permits and encourages the use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and blogging to summarize, highlight, excerpt, review, critique, and promote the presented materials, syllabus materials, or NGS 2020 Live! and NGS 2020 On Demand! in general, provided that
• copyright law is observed;
• verbatim information is limited to a few quotes; and
• the author or speaker is referenced and cited appropriately.

We encourage participants to:
• follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@ngsgenealogy)
• like us on Facebook (
• subscribe to the NGS conference blog at
• use the hashtag #NGS2020LIVE on all social media posts
• blog, post, and tweet about what you are hearing and seeing during NGS 2020 Live or NGS 2020 On Demand (highlighting or commenting on, but not sharing in detail, any of the material presented)
• suggest sessions to stream
• chat about exhibitor products and services