Salt Lake City, UT,
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September
2018
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03:25 PM
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RootsTech 2019 SLC Opens for Registration

FamilySearch International has announced that registration for RootsTech 2019 Salt Lake City is now open. RootsTech is a popular 4-day annual family history and technology conference where individuals and families are inspired to discover, share, and preserve their family roots, heritage, and stories. The 2019 conference will be held February 27–March 2, 2019, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, visit RootsTech.org.

In 2018, the event attracted more than 27,000 attendees from all 50 U.S. states and 47 different countries.

RootsTech 2019 will offer attendees a full lineup of inspiring and well-known keynote speakers; over 300 informative sessions, including hands-on computer lab classes taught by industry professionals; interactive activities and helpful exhibitors in the expo hall; and entertaining evening events—all designed to inspire and empower personal family discoveries.

Updates to the Conference Format

RootsTech 2019 officially begins on Wednesday, February 27, with class sessions beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Wednesday general session will begin on the main stage at 4:30 p.m. Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International, will be the keynote speaker. Following Rockwood’s address will be the opening event. Following the opening event, the expo hall will open from 6–8 p.m. to allow attendees uninterrupted time in the expo hall to meet with vendors.

A fifth class session time is also being added to the RootsTech schedule. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, “power hour” classes will be held from 8–9 a.m. Power hour classes will feature three different presenters in each room who will teach about similar topics for 20 minutes each. These sessions are designed to allow attendees to learn a new skill, method, or application that can be applied to their own family history efforts.

General keynote sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will begin on the main stage at 11 a.m. instead of 8:30 a.m. as in years past. These general sessions will lead directly into the lunch hour.

In an effort to reduce the amount of time spent standing in lines, RootsTech has announced a number of logistical updates to the conference including: no badge scanning at classroom doors, adjustments to classroom sizes, and a new area for check-in. Read more about these updates here.

Pricing

Early bird discount pricing is available for a limited time on 4-day passes at just $189 (a $110 discount on regularly priced passes). Single day RootsTech passes are also available for $99. Both one-day and full conference passes include access to the popular expo hall and keynote sessions. Early bird pricing ends October 12, 2018.

Family Discovery Day

Registration for Family Discovery Day is also now open. The event takes place on Saturday, March 2, 2019, and is designed for families and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This free 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 make family history 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 class sessions, will be made available soon at RootsTech.org. Registration is required.

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 - 16 (16)
Thank you for your message.
Barbara Veteto
15
February
2019
Wanting to attend Saturday March 2 for Family Day.
Carol Van Mondfrans
14
February
2019
Wanting to attend Friday, March 1, 2019 at 1:30 in Room: 251 D; RT3757 - Verifying Your Mayflower Lineage.
801-942-2892
Annette Soumpholphakdy
14
February
2019
How do I sign up?
Wanda Loftis
09
February
2019
Please regidter me for discovery day.
Norton Chaston
26
January
2019
trying to register for 2019
Sheryl Zeringue
19
January
2019
I am not able to attend, but I enjoy going online & following classes that are available. Will you have classes
available this year? If so, how do I register for these classes.
Sheryl Zeringue
Lorna Moffett
10
January
2019
I would LOVE to attend RootsTech this year. I have started, in earnest, to do some Family History research. A friend and a cousin have given me some good pointers. I have more names to take to the temple than I have time for - but will certainly MAKE TIME to help my dear kindred dead (they are really alive in the spirit world. I don't like calling them dead !!) Anyway whenever I do any kind of Family History work - going to the temple, searching for loved ones, I feel the Spirit of Elijah strongly. I love this and want to continue learning. Money is scarce for me right now. Thankful for the free day and the option to pay $99 for a day. How can I find out what is happening each day so that I can choose the best day for my interests and needs. Anyone who helps at RootsTech is an angel. Oh, could I volunteer this year?? Please let me know. Have a good day. Love you, Lorna Moffett
Laura Alicia Estudillo
04
January
2019
Please, send me information for the next conference.
I am studying Pathway and I am searching my family tree.
God Bless you for all your kidness.
Thank You.
Donna R. Clyde
05
December
2018
I would like to register for the full ticket to RootsTech please.
Jean Plumtree
21
November
2018
Can you tell me if I have registered for RootTech yet?
Connie Bradbury
12
November
2018
I have been trying to cancel my registration but I keep getting error messages that my password or username is incorrect. Please help me with this by contacting me directly and not sending canned messages.
Edna
06
November
2018
Are there people looking for roommates during the conference? If so, how can I get more information?
Karen L Phillips
14
October
2018
How do I register?
Elizabeth Hinckley
10
October
2018
Help me register please
Billye Wilda
26
September
2018
I was recently made aware that if we were a student that there was a special pricing for registration. There was no mention of this when I registered. I am a student at BYU-I on line and my major is Family History Research. Is it possible to get a refund or a credit since I already paid the $189.
ChenBill 1
23
September
2018
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