We heard today, from a reliable source, that the registrations for RootsTech Connect 2021 were well over 200,000. This compares with previous years when about 23,000 people attended the in-person event. It would seem that having a virtual event is a lot more economical and reaches almost ten times as many people. Is this the format for the future? My guess is that there may be a hybrid conference with some in person. Quoting from the website:
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.