31 December 2013

Rootstech 2014 ... a place to be 6-8 February 2014! [date corrected]



It won’t be long now before RootsTech 2014 is underway, 6-8 February 2014. The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is again a proud sponsor of this event.

The session list is now available.  You can check out some videos from the 2013 conference.  Can’t attend, here is a list of official bloggers who will be covering the conference.

Some information regarding who attended RootsTech 2013 ...
  • Over 6,700 registered attendees from 49 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces, and 23 additional countries.
  • 13,600+ views of live-streaming sessions on RootsTech.org.
  • 100+ bloggers from Australia, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • Hosted by FamilySearch, official sponsors included: Ancestry.com, findmypast, MyHeritage, Archives, Backblaze, Dell, Mocavo, BYU, FGS, NGS, NEHGS, and APG.
  • Over 120 exhibitors and vendors with booths and displays in the Expo Hall.
  • 1,500+ youth, ages 12–18, attended RootsTech 2013 and participated in classes and activities.
I’m not yet seeing information on whether there will again be live-streaming of some sessions (e.g. a parallel virtual experience) and if there will be, such information will probably become available 2-3 weeks before the start of the physical conference.  If there is live-streaming, I suggest you read, RootsTech Conference: 10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Virtual Experience (2013, the Armchair Genealogist).

Planning to attend and not yet registered?  The early bird discount remains available until 6 January 2014.

If you are registered, have you downloaded the mobile app?  You can download the RootsTech mobile app from the App Store or from Google Play . If you don't have an iPhone, iPad, or Android device, there is a web app.

Watch for more details on the Upfront with NGS blog, via the blogs of the aforementioned official bloggers and on the RootsTech website.

Did you attend RootsTech 2013?  What advice would you give to those planning to attend in 2014?  What did you find most helpful?




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