Tyler Stahle | Feb 28, 2019

RootsTech Day in Review: Celebrating Family Connections

Celebrating Family Connections

General Session

Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton inspired the RootsTech audience with heartfelt personal stories that reflected her love of family and the importance of faith.

“That's what’s important about family, they bring you down to earth.”

RootsTech London Registration Now Open!

Registration for RootsTech London is now open! Take advantage of pre-early bird pricing and register by March 2 to get your full conference pass for only £89—our absolute lowest price! One-day passes are also available for only £49. Visit the London experience booth in the south foyer of the Salt Palace to learn more and to register. Complete your London registration and you’ll get an exclusive RootsTech London T-shirt!

What’s Happening Tomorrow

Friday’s general session features Saroo Brierley, the subject of the highly acclaimed movie Lion. As a five-year-old in remote India, Saroo became separated from his older brother one night while foraging for food for the family. Through a series of challenges and mishaps, he ended up across the country and, after a few years, was adopted by a couple in Australia, where he was well educated and loved but was haunted by the unknown of his original family. As a young adult, he longed to learn of his past. Through the use of technology and slivers of memory from his childhood, Saroo found his widow mother, now aged and heartbroken. His experience is a testament to the power of family and belonging. His keynote speech begins at 11:00 a.m. on the main stage.

Connecting through Music and Dance

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow night for an evening of music and dance at the evening event, Connecting through Music and Dance. This event begins on the main stage at 6:00 p.m. and features Derek Hough, professional ballroom dancer and choreographer, and the BYU Ballroom Dance team.


If you haven’t already, be sure to check in and receive your conference badge. Check-in is located in Hall 4. Your conference bag and lanyard can be picked up at multiple places throughout the venue.

Friday’s check-in hours: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Power Hour classes begin at 8:00 a.m. Following Power Hour, daily breakout sessions are offered at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. View the full schedule on our website or in the mobile app.

Expo Hall

The Expo Hall will be open on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Download the RootsTech Mobile App

The RootsTech app will help you make the most of your 2019 conference experience. You can use the app to build a personalized agenda, find information about speakers and vendors, and download class syllabi. You can also use the app to find local restaurants and claim special discounts for various Salt Lake City restaurants. If you don’t already have the app installed on your device, you can download it for iOS here and for Android here.

Tyler Stahle

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