About some of the speakers:
WILLIAM C. DAVIS: Professor of History at Virginia Tech and Director of Programming for the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies. Author of over 50 books. I have a lot of his Civil War books. Always a good read.
ANDREW DUPPSTADT: Curator of Education for the North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites. Teaches at Carolina Coastal Community College. He used to have a very good blog, but doesn't post anymore.
JESSICA BANDELL: Research historian with North Carolina Office of Archives and History. Co-author of forthcoming book "North Carolina Civil War Atlas: The Old North State at War." Not familiar with her, but I look forward to her book.
CRAIG SYMONDS: Retired professor USNA. Biographer of Joseph E. Johnston. Wrote books "Lincoln and His Admirals" (2008) and "The Civil War at Sea" (2010). This man knows a whole lot about the war at sea.