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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Saroo Brierley is the Friday Keynote Speaker at RootsTech 2019
Saroo Brierley with be speaking on Friday, March 11, 2019, on the Main Stage at RootsTech 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here is the announcement from RootsTech:
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 home town—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.
You can read more about him at Wikipedia: Saroo Brierley

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