Last month I had the opportunity to give several presentations at the Baltimore Family History Workshop. This in a FREE annual genealogy conference hosted by the local Family History Center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You can't get a better deal than free in genealogy education. At this conference there were over 50 classes to choose from and over 25 presenters. There were over 350 genealogists gathered to learn how to research their ancestry and connect with others who share their passion.
There are many Family History Centers that host annual conferences and provide this type of education to their patrons. Below is a list of some of the annual events that I am aware of, and check with your local Family History Center to see if there is a conference in your area.
Baltimore Family History Workshop (September or October)
Odgen (Utah) Area Family History Conference (September)
New England Family History Conference (March)
Mid-Atlantic Family History Conference in Cherry Hill, NJ (April)
The Threads That Bind in Sioux Falls, SD (October)