This conference treats their speakers well. They are not paid, but we are fed and this year they went all out on the gift basket for each speaker. It was done up very nicely and contained food items from each of the 3 countries that were highlighted during the talks: England, Italy & Ireland. They included African-American recipes as that was another topic, as well as some nice European chocolates and other goodies. My next speaking gig is not until July, so I can focus on school now. I'm speaking at the Massachusetts Genealogical Council annual meeting and also at a free conference in Lynnfield MA in September.
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