Quoting from the startup page:
Introducing RootsTech Connect: A Free Online Conference Experience
For the first time ever, the world’s largest family celebration event will be entirely virtual and completely free. Get ready to celebrate shared connections with people from around the world. Connect with friends, your family, your past, and your heritage and homelands—all from the comfort of your home and in your browser.
While I was living on the East Coast, I was unable to attend RootsTech 2018 in person. Obviously, the new format due to the pandemic would have solved that problem. RootsTech has always had some classes online but this time, they will all be online. Life is always interesting.