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White House Photographer David Kennerly to Keynote RootsTech 2020

White House Photographer David Kennerly will Keynote RootsTech 2020 Salt Lake City.RootsTech 2020, the world’s largest family history convention, is pleased to announce David Hume Kennerly, Pulitzer Prize—winning White House photographer, as the featured keynote speaker on Friday, February 28, 2020, at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kennerly will share some of his incredible stories as part of RootsTech 2020’s 10th anniversary celebrating genealogy and technology innovation.

David Hume Kennerly has a rich legacy of impressive contributions to photography and history. His photos have appeared on more than 50 major magazine covers. He has photographed 10 U.S. presidents and served as a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine and was a contributing photographer for Time and Life magazines. American Photo magazine named Kennerly “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography,” and Washingtonian magazine called Kennerly one of the 50 most important journalists in Washington, D.C.

Kennerly is on the board of trustees of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation. As a member of the board of directors of the Eddie Adams Workshop and Creative Visions Foundation, Kennerly continues to give back to his community. He is a member of the Canon Explorers of Light program. Kennerly is brought to the RootsTech 2020 stage by Canon, where he will share some of his incredible stories with the RootsTech audience.

RootsTech 2020 offers 300+ classes, one-on-one coaching corners, exciting discovery experiences and an exhibition hall filled with the latest in genealogy and technology. RootsTech 2020 Salt Lake City runs February 26—29, 2020. Find out more at


RootsTech 2020 Salt Lake City offers 300+ classes and activities for families and individuals with a variety of interests and skills. Select classes will be broadcast online. One-day passes start at $99. Learn more or register for the event at

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.

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JoAnne LeBaron
I have known David Kennerly since he was a young photographer at UPI in Los Angeles at the early age of 20. My late husband, Boots LeBaron was a Publicist, and he worked with David on many photo shoots. We watched David grow in his career from UPI to the Vietnam War, where he won his Pulitzer, to White House Photographer for Gerald Ford and have enjoyed his friendship, adventures and incredible photos all these years.
Anick Eliane Bertrand Malmstrom
I'm interested in French genealogical research. What class will you be having in this area?
Jill Anderle
Send me more details about Roots Tech 2020 ie: classes, speakers...