06 January 2011

RootsTech: Don't miss early registration discounts

If you've been thinking about Salt Lake City - for RootsTech 2011 - remember that early discounted registration ends January 15.

The event is set for February 10-12, at SLC's Salt Palace Convention Center - walking distance to the Family History Library. Tracing the Tribe is arriving a few days early and hoping to get some research in at the FHL.

Until January 15, registration is only $99, and it will jump to $150 after that date. Even better, this new conference is only $35 for students. It's good to see a gen conference offering such good price break for our younger fans.

Tracing the Tribe is looking forward to RootsTech as I participate in a panel chaired by Thomas MacEntee of Geneabloggers.com and also speak on genetic genealogy.

RootsTech 2011 is a new conference focused on bringing technology creators together with genealogy technology users to learn together and identify solutions to family history research challenges. Genealogists and family historians will discover exciting new research tools while technology creators will learn the latest development techniques from industry leaders and pioneers.
Registration includes three full days of conference attendance, conference materials, Clarke Planetarium dinner event entry, Family History Library extended access, closing reception event admission, prize drawings and Community Zone (exhibition hall) accessibility.

Advancing technology is becoming an integral part of the future of genealogical research. Whether a person is new to genealogy or is an experienced researcher, RootsTech is the ideal place to discover the latest family history tools. In addition, technology creators will learn the skills needed to deliver innovative applications and systems, and they will have the opportunity to receive instant feedback from peers and users on their ideas and creations.
Keynoters will include Shane Robinson, Hewlett Packard chief strategy and technology officer; Brewster Kahle, founder, Internet Archive and digital librarian; Jay L. Verkler, CEO, FamilySearch International; and Curt Witcher, Historical Genealogy Department manager, Allen County Public Library.

The new event on the gen calendar is designed to bring technologists together with genealogists to learn from each other and find solutions to the challenges of today's family history research. It is focused on content to help genealogists and family historians discover exciting new research tools while enabling technology creators to learn the latest development techniques from industry leaders and pioneers.

For more information about the conference, go to the RootsTech site.

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