History & Genealogy Expo Sydney 2010 Evaluation
The second Unlock the Past History & Genealogy Expo was held in Sydney on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 October 2010 at the Parramatta RSL, Parramatta. Approximately 550 people attended, with the majority coming for both days. The venue had a very different atmosphere over the two days: Friday felt alive and buzzing as people hurried from exhibits to talks and back again; Saturday was more low-key, with attendees passing their time leisurely and without the need for rush.
If you want to review the Sydney Expo website, to reminisce about your experience or to see what you missed, click here.
The two day Expo featured
- over 50 exhibitors.
- 40 talks from 23 different presenters.
- Special guest speaker Chris Paton, Scottish researcher, writer and speaker. Chris' talks were very popular and ticket sales and feedback indicates that 'Discover Scottish Family History' was by far the favourite.
- Prizes for those who pre-registered.
- One on one consultations with several experts.
124 attendees completed the online survey as feedback, for which we are appreciative. The results are displayed as follows:
Which days were you there?
- Friday only 32%
- Saturday only 31%
- both days 39%
Would you attend a future expo?
- definitely 56%
- probably 54%
- maybe 15%
- probably not 0%
- no 0%
How often would you like to see an Expo or similar event?
- each year 70%
- every 2 years 43%
- every 3 years 7%
- Other 5%
This is the second expo we have organised and we feel that there was definite improvement from the Adelaide expo held in July this year. Having said this, there are always areas we can improve on in order to provide a high quality experience for history and genealogy buffs! We view all feedback given as valuable and it will be taken into consideration for future planning of our events.
Alona & Anthea from Gould Genealogy & History Chris Paton
The Chapmans (Tasmania Genealogy), Anthea (Gould Genealogy Society of Australian Genealogists
& History), Rosemary (speaker), Mike (Time Trackers), Shauna
(speaker), Max (Unlock the Past)
Attendee with Sharon at the registration desk Illawarra Family History Group Inc
Hooked on History Inside History
Tasmania Genealogy Friends of Rookwood Cemetery
Liverpool Genealogy Society Lois Sabine, 'Dr Williiam Bell's Settlers Guide to Modern
Domestic Medicine & Surgery, Windsor NSW 1849'
Susie Zada (speaker) Shauna, Cassie & Perry (speakers)