19 November 2010
· A new family history and technology conference to define how technology will support ge
nealogy in the future
· 10-12 February 2011
, Salt Palace Convention Center Salt Lake City, Utah
· Early bird registration ends
7 January 2011
You have never seen anything quite like this—the first annual in
will be in a league of its own. From the Community Zone and participant-driven unconferencing discussions to the RootsTech Playground, this conference is going to be ground-breaking and unique. Think major technology creators (Microsoft, Dell, FamilySearch, Ancestry.com, and brightsolid) and technology users (ge Salt Lake City nealogists and family history buffs) coming together in a fun, collaborative environment for three days to learn new, technology-based skills and define the future of family history through technology!
Millions of ge
nealogists use technology daily to help them in their ancestral pursuits. Attend the first RootsTech Conference to
ü see firsthand how new and emerging technologies can improve and simplify your activities;
ü help influence the future of ge
ü learn and share new ways to adapt technologies to ge
ü engage in emerging technology demonstrations;
ü help leading-edge technology providers better understand your needs and how to satisfy them.
There will be sessions of interest to novice, intermediate, and advanced users of ge
nealogical technology. The intended skill level for each session is noted in the program.
The sessions will include
· hands-on workshops;
· interactive presentations;
· sneak peek demonstrations of new products and services;
· panel discussions;
· common interest gatherings;
· unconferencing discussions (last minute, on-the-fly sessions requested by attendees).
· $99 through
7 January 2011
· $150 beginning
8 January 2011
RootsTech is sponsored by Microsoft, Dell, FamilySearch, the National Ge
nealogical Society, brightsolid, Ancestry.com, the Federation of Ge nealogical Societies, the New England Historic Ge nealogical Society, and . Brigham Young University
IMPORTANT NOTE: Though the National Genealogical Society is a co-sponsor of this event, this is a distinct event from the which will take place in
, 11-14 May 2011. The registration for this annual NGS conference will open on Charleston 1 December 2010.
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Posted by Diane L Richard at Friday, November 19, 2010