As an Ambassador for Rootstech, I’m really excited to share everything this incredible family history conference has to offer. It’s the largest family history conference in the world, and it’s literally part of a fulfillment of Malachi’s promise of hearts turning towards our ancestors. It’s so incredible to see the excitement that abounds at this conference every year.
Here are 13 of the many incredible reasons to attend RootsTech 2019 which will be held in Salt Lake City, February 27-March 2 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.
300+ Breakout Sessions
Get ready to have the ultimate learning experience. With over 300 breakout sessions for all levels of experience, the only challenge will be deciding which to attend.
Amazing Keynote Speakers
Be inspired and uplifted by an all-star lineup of keynote speakers, including Saroo Brierley.
Saroo Brierley lost contact with his family as a 5-year-old boy at a train station in India. He was later adopted and raised by an Australian family. But he was unable, and unwilling, to forget the land of his childhood.
Determined to rediscover his past, Saroo poured over Google Earth and eventually managed to recognize his hometown—and track down his birth mother.
Their reunion in 2012 made headlines across the world, and his full story is recounted in his number 1 international bestselling autobiography, A Long Way Home.
The film Lion, based on his autobiography, was released in November 2016 and nominated for 4 Golden Globe and 6 Academy Awards.
The Discovery Zone
At the discovery zone, you’ll see your ancestors come to life with interactive displays, fun facts, and engaging activities. Come see how fun it can be to learn about your heritage.
RootsTech is more than classes and lectures. Attending the exciting cultural events scheduled throughout the conference is a great way to celebrate your own family heritage and connect with friends and colleagues. Plan on enjoying great music, tasty food, and uplifting cultural performances.
Discover the thrilling possibilities sitting on the horizon of modern DNA testing—and what it could mean for you.
You’ll feel empowered when you realize how many helpful genealogical tools are at your disposal. Come learn how to use them.
Learn the best practices for protecting and preserving your priceless family photos.
Modern technology has made collecting meaningful family stories for future generations a cinch—just wait till you see the options!
Overwhelmed by old documents, photos, and stories? Come learn some ingenious ways to organize them.
Any of our discovery sessions will lead you to do just that—discover! Get ready to unlock the door to your family’s past.
Check out a showcase of new tech tools and products at Innovation Alley. While you’re there, chat with developers and entrepreneurs who are making an impact in the industry.
Are you hitting roadblocks in your family history? Drop by the coaches’ corner for some one-on-one mentoring from an expert genealogist.
As a RootsTech Ambassador, I am privileged to give away a free 4-day pass to Rootstech. See details and enter the giveaway below.