If you are in the Kansas City Metro Area and have German ancestors, you will not want to miss Rogert Minert. The Johnson County (KS) Genealogical Society is hosting A Day of German Research with Roger Minert on October 27, 2012.
I heard Roger speak at a past MoSGA conference and he is fantastic. Roger is a professor at BYU and an expert in German research. After listening to three sessions with Roger, I was able to apply what he taught us, use the tools he directed us to and I found the village in Baden that my father's family is from.
Roger is a high caliber speaker and I am looking forward to hearing him again.