One of my favorite things about a genealogy conference is the Exhibit Hall. That is actually a little odd since I hate regular shopping but apparently when it's for genealogy stuff I like shopping just fine.
The FGS Exhibit Hall will open at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday and remain open until 8:00 p.m. The Society Showcase will take place there between 6:00 and 8:00 that evening. Exhibit Hall hours for Friday and Saturday will be 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.
Check out the conference website for the full list of vendors and exhibitors and a diagram showing where each one is located. Bring along your wish list of books, software and gadgets, you might just find everything you want. And don't even worry about making room in your suitcase - you can ship everything home. (Pay attention to the dates and times that service is available.)
Disclosure: I am an Official Blogger for FGS 2011.