For the first time ever, I didn't go this year, even though it was the 50th Anniversary bash. I'd struggled to keep up the past few years. The Jamboree is held at the Marriott, there's a lot of walking and a lot of sitting on hard chairs in classrooms. The day starts at 7 and ends after the nightly banquet. Since the sciatica, and now the arm, I didn't even think I could drive the 40 miles back and forth so many days in a row. Instead, I bought the live streaming package, where I have access to chosen lectures via home computer through the end of July. But I missed the fellowship and camaraderie of 1700+ merry-making genealogists doing what they love.
Now I get an email that Jamboree will not be
happening next year. The first miss in 50 years. They are saying that due to the tremendous changes in technology, we must revamp our conference, "all suggestions welcome." They'll be working on it, and it is scheduled to resume in its new format in 2021. I hope it will still be an in-person event, where you meet and make so many friends.