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RootsTech 2018 Now Open for Registration


FamilySearch International has announced that registration to RootsTech 2018 is now open. RootsTech is a popular 4-day annual family history and technology conference where individuals and families are inspired to discover, preserve, and share their family roots, heritage, and stories. The conference will be held February 28 to March 3, 2018, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, go to RootsTech.org.

In 2017 the growing event attracted more than 26,000 attendees in-person from all 50 U.S. states and more than 35 countries. Family Discovery Day, a free 1-day event held on Saturday as part of the conference, is also open for registration.

RootsTech 2018 will offer attendees a full lineup of inspiring and well-known keynote speakers; over 300 informative sessions, including hands-on computer labs taught by industry professionals and leaders; interactive activities and helpful exhibitors in the expo hall; and entertaining evening events. All are designed to inspire and empower personal family discoveries.

INNOVATION SHOWCASE

RootsTech 2018 officially begins on Wednesday, February 28, with class sessions beginning at 9:30 a.m. The all-new general session begins at 4:30 p.m. Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International, will be the keynote speaker. Following Rockwood's address will be the all-new Innovation Showcase. The Innovation Showcase will feature the best new technology in the industry from around the globe. RootsTech is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Innovation Showcase from the public. The public can nominate its favorite family history related app, product, or service by using #RootsTechInnovation on Facebook or Twitter, or visit the Innovation Showcase page at rootstech.org. The submission deadline is October 15, 2017.

The showcase also offers attendees the opportunity to interact and connect with industry influencers, executives, and investors. Online viewers will also be able to vote for their favorite product or service during the live showcase event on Wednesday. (See RootsTech 2018 Grows to 4 Days, Introduces New Innovation Showcase.)

FAMILY DISCOVERY DAY

Registration for Family Discovery Day is also now open. The event takes place on Saturday, March 3, 2018, and is designed for families and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This free and fun 1-day event includes inspiring messages from Church leaders; engaging classes for families, youth, and young single adults; and evening entertainment to inspire and help families and members discover, preserve, and share their family connections. Family Discovery Day attendees will also have access to all the interactive activities and exhibitors found in the RootsTech Expo Hall. Event details, including speakers and classes, will be made available soon at RootsTech.org. Registration is required.

PRICES

Early bird discount pricing is available for a limited time on 4-day passes at just $169 (a $100 discount). Single-day RootsTech passes are also available for $99. A 4-day Getting Started pass is only $69. All passes include access to the popular Expo Hall and morning keynote sessions.

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About RootsTech

RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to discover and share their memories and connections. This annual event has become the largest of its kind in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants worldwide.

Comments 1 - 13 (13)
Thank you for your message.
Janet Newton
20
October
2017
My husband and I would like to volunteer. Can you get us in contact with someone in charge of volunteering?
Thank you,
Janet
Bob Evans
18
October
2017
I understand there is a way to earn entry to RootsTech through volunteering. Can you give me any additional information?
Belva Robbins
17
October
2017
I registered for Roots Tech 2018. Now I would like to get the syllabus too. How to I make the addition to my order?
Christine Smith
17
October
2017
I too am wondering about a discount for consultants. Thanks
Marlis L Clark
12
October
2017
I am a service missionary at the Layton Family Search Center and I am trying to register for Roots Tech 2018.
Please send me the link.
Thank you,
Renee Schmidt
06
October
2017
Is there an age requirement for software developers for submitting to the innovation showcase? I made a program that takes census transcriptions and turns all the data inside of them into gedcom files that preserve nuclear family relationships ( https://famgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/09/census2ged-my-new-program.html ) but I turn 18 on March 17th and the age of majority in my state is 18.
Charles Woodings
05
October
2017
My wife and I are both Ward Temple and Family History Consultants. Is there a consultant discount this year??
Thank you.
Charles Woodings
Meadowlark Ward
Meridian East Stake
Boise Idaho
rhonda norton
04
October
2017
we want to register and bring our family on famoly day
Lynda Davidson
03
October
2017
I just today registered. Will I get a discount? As I only saw $169 when I was on. My eyes aren't great and I'm 70.
Mari Spacek
29
September
2017
Are the Getting Started classes included in the RootsTech pass?
Mary Catherine Diggs-Benthal
27
September
2017
It's my first time there. What's the best things to see?
Tim
29
September
2017
That is very difficult to say. So much depends on what your personal interests and goals are in family history.
Paul Johnson
20
September
2017
Is there a discount for Family History Consultants again this year?
Jay Peterson
29
September
2017
Hello. My wife Jan and I are Area Temple and Family History Consultants. Brother Brent Summerhays gave us a code of 18CALLING to help us register. He said our price would be $129. When I registered and put the code in, it was $169. Would you mind helping us to know what the price is for us? Thank you so much for your help?
Tammy Anderson
20
September
2017
What is a "Getting Started" pass?
Marie Cappart
20
September
2017
Hi Tammy, the "getting started" pass allows beginners to soak themselves in the genealogical world the smooth way, with access to beginners classes, talks etc. , everything appropriate to make you feel welcome and at ease in first steps with family history :)
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