With RootsTech 2016 right around the corner, my wife and I are involved in strategy discussions about transportation, parking and scheduling. Meanwhile, I finally saw an article come out in the local non-genealogy news media about the conference.
“RootsTech Announces Speakers, Entertainers for 2016 Conference | KSL.com.” Accessed January 12, 2016. https://www.ksl.com/?sid=38099063&nid=148&title=rootstech-announces-speakers-entertainers-for-2016-conference&s_cid=queue-7.
I thought it would be a good idea to see what else is being said about the upcoming Conference. FamilySearch has accumulated quite a long list of bloggers and others to be "RootsTech Ambassadors" so lets see how much ambassadoring they are doing. You can also check out the #rootstech hashtag on Twitter. See https://twitter.com/hashtag/rootstech I am also seeing some action on Instagram.com. I went back a month or so for online posts and articles. There are quite a lot of mentions on Facebook.com, but depending on your personal settings you may not see anything other than your own friends etc.
Of course, FamilySearch and its sponsoring organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have a number of blog posts and press releases. Here are some of those articles.
“RootsTech 2016 - Church News and Events.” Accessed January 12, 2016. https://www.lds.org/church/events/rootstech-2016-registration-now-open?lang=eng.
“RootsTech 2016 Innovators Summit and Showdown to Feature New Technologies - Church News and Events.” Accessed January 12, 2016. https://www.lds.org/church/events/rootstech-2016-innovators-summit-and-showdown-feature-new-technologies?lang=eng.
“Rootstech 2016 - Global Family History Event.” Accessed January 12, 2016. http://www.rootstech.org/?lang=eng.
Sparks, Jay. “RootsTech 2016 Announces Keynote Speakers David Isay and Michael Leavitt and Musical Guests the Crescent Super Band, Featuring Ryan Innes, and The Lower Lights.” FamilySearch Blog. Accessed January 12, 2016. https://familysearch.org/blog/en/rootstech-2016-announces-keynote-speakers-david-isay-michael-leavitt-musical-guests-crescent-super-band-featuring-ryan-innes-lights/.
“Love Taza Couple to Inspire RootsTech 2016 Attendees - Church News and Events.” Accessed January 12, 2016. https://www.lds.org/church/news/love-taza-couple-to-inspire-rootstech-2016-attendees?lang=eng.
Here are some more articles from other sources.
MacEntee, Thomas. “Calling All Bloggers Attending RootsTech 2016!” GeneaBloggers. Accessed January 12, 2016. http://www.geneabloggers.com/calling-all-bloggers-attending-rootstech-2016/.
“Genea-Musings.” Accessed January 12, 2016. http://www.geneamusings.com/.
“Conferences | Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter.” Accessed January 12, 2016. http://blog.eogn.com/category/conferences/.
Ackerson, Ginny. “RootsTech Conference Pass Awarded to Victor Cave | Serve Daily.” Accessed January 12, 2016. http://servedaily.com/2016/01/10/rootstech-conference-pass-awarded-to-victor-cave/.
“RootsTech 2016: Keynote Speakers David Isay & Michael Leavitt & Musical Guests the Crescent Super Band, Featuring Ryan Innes & The Lower Lights.” Accessed January 12, 2016. http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=37087.
"4 Reasons Not to Miss Roots Tech 2016 + Giveaway!" Accessed January 12, 2016. http://www.keepmovingforwardwithme.com/2015/12/4-reasons-not-miss-roots-tech-2016-giveaway/.
"RootsTech 2016 Innovator Showdown Semi-finalists." Accessed January 12, 2016. http://genealogysstar.blogspot.com/2016/01/rootstech-2016-innovator-showdown-semi.html.
“Events Archive.” Maureen Taylor - The Photodetective. Accessed January 12, 2016. http://www.maureentaylor.com/events/.
Goodrum, Michelle. “The Turning of Generations: RootsTech 2016 Keynote Speakers.” The Turning of Generations, December 31, 2015. http://turning-of-generations.blogspot.com/2015/12/rootstech-2016-keynote-speakers.html.
Alexander’s. “RootsTech 2015 - Alexander’s with MyCanvas.” Alexander’s. Accessed January 12, 2016. http://alexanders.com/rootstech-2015-alexanders-mycanvas-20150217.
Hedgecock, Laura. “Family History and Storytelling Collide at RootsTech 2016.” Treasure Chest of Memories. Accessed January 12, 2016. http://treasurechestofmemories.com/family-history-and-storytelling-collide-at-rootstech-2016/.
"FamilySearch: RootsTech 2016 Announces Keynote Speakers David Isay and Michael Leavitt and Musical Guests the Crescent Super Band, featuring Ryan Innes, and The Lower Lights" Accessed January 12, 2016. https://plus.google.com/+LineageKeeper.
I suppose I could have gone on, but I started to get more than a month back. I see a lot of really familiar names on this list, but not too many from the long list of Ambassadors. Perhaps they should start posting more and regularly about the Conference. Just a thought.