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Story@Home: 9-10 March, 2012

Story@Home: 9-10 March, 2012

You matter…and so does your family…and so do your stories. That’s the message of the upcoming Story@Home conference being held next March 9-10 at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah.

As the Story@Home website Story@Home website states, “No matter how you tell your stories – through your family history, at your child’s bedside, on your blog, or from a stage – your stories matter.” The goal of the two-day conference is to provide engaging presentations and practical tools that will help attendees connect their families, both past and present, through stories.

While not everyone may recognize the excitement of connecting the generations of your family, everyone does recognize how a story about those ancestors will capture and engage your loved ones. The Story@Home conference aims to help you share those stories. Whether you're just starting on your family history or already know a lot of the leaves on your family tree, a compelling narrative about life experiences and character traits will help you share their legacy.

Popular presenters, award-winning storytellers, and recognized experts will provide a variety of lectures and workshops. You’ll learn how to publish and record your own story, share family stories, weave family history into your stories, start a blog, use online social media, and more. Presenters include some of the best and most entertaining around.

Social media is a big part of the conference and is a perfect connection to storytelling and family history. Your Homebased Mom blogger Leigh Anne observes that blogging “has become a record of our family history. The history we are making right now…blogging was just a natural extension of that love for preserving our family’s history – another way to record and tell our family’s story.”

The conference will also include a StorySlam concert. Sound interesting? It is! The StorySlam gives attendees a chance to showcase their stories and new skills through an improv storytelling contest. It's audience participation to the max. The evening will be capped by selected performances from conference presenters.

The Story@Home conference is sponsored by Cherish Bound and the Casual Blogger Network, and hosted by FamilySearch. Cherish Bound is a service company dedicated to helping people gather, tell, share and preserve their stories. The CasualBloggerNetwork is a dynamic group of blogs geared primarily towards women. FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world and provides free records, resources, and help in over 100 countries.