Each year, the National Genealogical Society issues a call for proposals on its website. Speaker proposals are for the following conference about fifteen months out. The Call for Proposals for the NGS Family History Conference in Richmond, Virginia 19‒22 May 2021 is closed. Speakers who submitted proposals will be notified in January 2021.

The NGS 2022 Family History Conference will be held in Sacramento, California, 25‒28 May 2022. The call for proposals opened 1 December 2020 and closes on 1 April 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Check the NGS website for more information.

Before beginning the proposal process, speakers are encouraged to view NGS’ free webinar—Becoming a Better Conference Speaker: Proposals and Preparations—which can be found at the National Genealogical Society YouTube channel.