Kudos for taking a risk and staging such a professional event must go to Alan Phillips from Unlock the Past. Alan has been staging genealogy roadshows for several years but with DNA Downunder he took this event to another level. Right from the start the event promotion, including the appointment of Ambassadors, was top notch.
|Alan Phillips directing proceedings at DNA Downunder|
|Alona and Anthea|
On a personal level I got so much from the feast of lectures on the program and took away a Doggie Bag full of ideas and tips to apply to my DNA research.I always enjoy geneaevents while I am there; I find many talks interesting and entertaining with content that is nice to know but they are not educative or inspiring. DNA Downunder was an educative experience of the highest calibre.
|Eager genies - Ready to learn|
I attended every one of Blaine's 14 lectures, I had many items reinforced and learnt something new from all of them. As I predicted I am suffering from Blaine Overload but that is a positive outcome. As well as learning about methodology and resources I particularly enjoyed the emphasis on the ethics of DNA use and the constant reminders of the emotional effects that DNA discoveries can have on those involved.
|Blaine, a a genuine nice guy, spent so much time chatting with attendees|
|Shelley had a full house|
Blaine and GeniAus
|Geneabloggers at DNA Downunder|