Maegan Kasteler | Jan 31, 2019

4 Ways to Participate in RootsTech 2019 Digitally

Whether you are coming to RootsTech or not, there are plenty of ways you can participate digitally. RootsTech 2019 begins on February 27th in Salt Lake City and we are so excited to see all of you who are joining us.

That being said, we recognize that not everyone is able to make the trek to Utah to attend. That is what sparked the movement #NotAtRootsTech.

So, if you are unable to make it RootsTech physically, here are some ways you can participate digitally:

Watch Live Streams of Keynote Sessions

All of the general sessions will be streamed live on the homepage so you can watch from home. Check out the schedule:



Wednesday, Feb. 27
4:30 p.m.–6 p.m. MST

Wednesday General Session
Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International

Thursday, Feb. 28
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. MST

RootsTech Thursday
Patricia Heaton, award-winning actress and activist

Friday, Mar. 1
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. MST

RootsTech Friday
Saroo Brierley, author and adoptee

Saturday, Mar. 2
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. MST

RootsTech Saturday
Jake Shimabukuro, world-renowned ukulele musician

Watch Select Classes Online

To make RootsTech more accessible for those who are #NotAtRootsTech, we will stream various RootsTech classes on the RootsTech home page. Classes will cover a variety of topics including DNA, research, and more.

See the full streaming schedule here.

Social Media

There is a growing community of genealogists who are utilizing social media to share tips and tricks and network with other genealogists. You can find RootsTech on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

On all of our social channels, you will find exclusive content including:

  • Daily wrap-up videos of all RootsTech events
  • Exclusive interviews
  • Blog articles
  • Exclusive giveaways for RootsTech attendees and those participating digitally

You can also follow our 2 official hashtags (#RootsTech and #NotAtRootsTech) to join the conversation.

Virtual Pass

We are excited to introduce a new way you can participate digitally. For the first time ever you can purchase a virtual pass and be granted access to 18 online recorded sessions from the conference, in addition to sessions already scheduled to be streamed online.

The virtual pass is a great option for genealogists who are unable to make the journey to Salt Lake City. You can learn at your own pace, save money, and fit your learning into your own schedule. You can watch and rewatch your favorite sessions, rewind, and pause at your leisure.

If you have already purchased a pass to attend RootsTech, you can purchase the virtual pass as an add-on and have access to these sessions online in addition to your standard pass.

Purchase your virtual pass today.

Maegan Kasteler

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