CCC Planning Committee
An acclaimed group of Irish, Scottish, Welsh and U.S. genealogists has been confirmed for the July 31 - August 1, 2020 conference. A great conference venue (Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel) combined with two full days of Irish genealogy, history, and culture ensure a stimulating experience for family historians.
This will be the fourth biennial genealogy conference co-sponsored by the Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) and The Irish Ancestral Research Association. (TIARA). Successful conferences in Boston (2014 and 2018) and Minneapolis (2016) have steadily grown the event. Plan to be part of the next conference.
Beautiful conference venue
The conference venue is the Westin Chicago North Shore, a luxury 4-star hotel in Wheeling, IL, with easy access to O’Hare Airport and seven major interstate highways.
A special conference rate of $129 per night is available for Wednesday, July 29, through Sunday, August 2. Reservations must be made through the Celtic Connections Conference website
– or specify “Celtic Connections Conference” if you reserve by phone.
We plan to offer pre-conference activities for Thursday, July 30. Consider scheduling an additional day to take advantage of these conference “extras”:
- Two basic-level DNA classes
- A round-trip bus trip to the Newberry Library for those who might like to research or, tour other popular Chicago sites;
- An evening reception
The Celtic Connections Conference 2020 is less than ten months away! Registration for the conference will open early in 2020. More information can be found at http://www.celtic-connections.org