The Federation of Genealogical Societies asked the FGS 2013 Ambassadors to answer those questions as the first blogging prompt in a series leading up to the conference in August. For me, the short answer to all five questions is one word. People. The longer answer comes with pictures.
People attend conferences. They won't roll their eyes or tune you out if you start a conversation about genealogy. They are happy to discuss the lecture you just heard or recommend a must-see speaker. They may even have a location or surname in common with you.
Journey Through Generations program for details about speakers and topics.
Exhibit Hall page for specific information about this year's vendors.
Make plans to attend FGS 2013 August 21–24 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. People will be there.
If you'd like to be an FGS 2013 Ambassador, it's not too late to register.