ROOTSTECH CONNECT 25-27 February 2021 - How to Prepare
Every year genealogy enthusiasts from countries around the world, with all levels of experience and from all walks of life, gather in Salt Lake City, USA, for the world's largest and without a doubt, the most exciting genealogy conference.
With multiple streams of classes, an enormous expo hall and numerous activities, RootsTech offers the most amazing learning opportunity for anyone interested in family history. This conference also provides an amazing opportunity for meeting like minded people and making new and often forever friends.
The RootsTech Conference each year is truly a genealogist's dream come true, which is why since I first attended RootsTech all the way from Sydney, Australia, in 2015, I have been back every year! I also attended the first ever London RootsTech Conference.
This year due to Covid, RootsTech has gone VIRTUAL which is very exciting. Although I am always astounded at the large number of people that RootsTech attracts in person, I am more than thrilled that over 300,000 people from around the world have registered to attend this incredible event provided FREE by FamilySearch.
To date I know that there are over 6000 people from Australia registered, which goes to show just how far reaching a virtual genealogy conference can be. This is a huge task for FamilySearch and much gratitude must go to the organiZers of this event.
If you want to REGISTER for RootsTech Connect 2021 you can find a link to registration here.Some of the many friends I have made at RootsTech
To help you to prepare for RootsTech Connect I am posting links below with information about people and events. I am so thrilled with the number of people that this free event is reaching, many of whom would never have experienced this incredible conference otherwise, that I can't even be disappointed that I'm not catching up with the many great friends I have made at RootsTech over the years! Well maybe a little....
Having attended RootsTech previously and proudly being an Ambassador for the conference eight times I am going to suggest a few TIPS to help you prepare for RootsTech.
Being organized will make your conference experience be much more fun.
Don't forget to sign up for a FamilySearch account (it's free) and download the RootsTech App on your phone or tablet. You can Find Relatives at RootsTech! We might be related.
Make sure you have the dates 25-27 February in your diary!
Check out the full Keynote Speaker Schedule.
Day one of the Keynote Speaker ScheduleStudy the schedule of classes beforehand and decide which you want to attend. Don't leave it until the day to choose, as it can be overwhelming with so many interesting classes on offer.
This year, being a virtual conference, the schedule for the classes offered is 18 pages long! If you want to be really organized, you could make your own schedule of classes and times once you have decided.Page one of 18 pages of the Class Schedule
Wherever you are in the world make sure you get the time right! RootsTech have provided this handy time converter to make sure you make it to RootsTech on time!
Have your notebooks or tablet handy for taking notes if like me you are a note taker.
The Expo Hall at a previous RootsTech
I have added links below to press releases from RootsTech so you can read all about the conference before you attend in comfort from your own home.
I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL ROOTSTECH CONNECT EXPERIENCE!
NOTE Don't forget to use the official hashtag #RootsTechConnect on social media during the conference so everyone can follow the conversation.
Press Release: 1 February 2021, RootsTech Keynotes Include Grammy Winner, Pro Athletes and More, https://media.familysearch.org/rootstech-keynotes-include-grammy-winner-pro-athletes-and-more/