I had a good introduction of traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah for a conference this past week from my new home in Provo. Depending on connections, it took about an hour and half, including the time to drive to the train station, to travel by FrontRunner train and TRAX to the Hilton Hotel where the conference was being held. That is about the time it takes to drive and park, assuming there is not some huge pile up on the freeway. I have spent well over an hour and half just sitting in a car on the freeway. The added bonus is being able to work on the train as I travel back and forth. Thats two hours of almost uninterrupted writing.
I will be off again for another smaller conference in Salt Lake on August 11the and 12th for The Foundation for East European Family History Studies Conference. I will be helping conference attendees with a pre-conference workshop in the Family History Library. I guess I will get the train transportation down fairly well by RootsTech 2015 time.
RootsTech is being held in conjunction with The Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference. I understand from talking around, that there will be an extra charge for attending both conferences. The Federation of Genealogical Societies website states:
Registration opens in late August. Attend only FGS or upgrade your FGS registration to include all RootsTech sessions for a small additional fee (see pricing below).Both Conferences are scheduled for the same time frame, so it will be interesting to see how that works out. One thing I can say for sure, it forebodes a whole lot of walking in the Salt Palace. Although my presentation at last year's Conference was videoed, the presentation seems to have disappeared. I do not find it online or included in the lineup for the local sponsored genealogy fairs. Oh well, I suppose blogging isn't that interesting to genealogists.