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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Upcoming RootsTech Conference in February, 2011

Early sponsors of the upcoming FamilySearch RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 10th through the 12th, 2011 include Brigham Young University, the New England Historic Genealogical Society,, the National Genealogical Society and the Federation of Genealogical Societies. The conference with bring together the resources of three other conferences, the Conference on Computerized Family History, the Technology Workshop and the FamilySearch Developers Conference. Quoting from the website for the conference:
RootsTech is a new conference three-day conference designed to bring technologists together with genealogists, so they can learn from each other and find ways to work together to develop new products and services. As a conference participant, you will help define the future of genealogy through technological advances.
“When the users and creators of technology come together, innovation occurs,” said Jay Verkler, president and CEO of FamilySearch. “The RootsTech Conference will accelerate that innovation through panels, discussion groups, and interactive demonstrations.”
The Conference intends to provide:
  1. Interactive presentations
  2. Panel discussions
  3. Hands-on workshops
  4. Research paper presentations
  5. Exclusive demonstrations of prototypes and new products and services
  6. Birds-of-a-feather gatherings
I am very much interested in the concept and intended subject matter of the Conference and will continue to post about upcoming developments. 

1 comment:

  1. He was formerly a member of the FGS Board of Directors where he served as Parliamentarian and oversaw the Bylaws and Outreach Committees. He holds an MLS and MA in History from Simmons College.