RootsTech Connect Speaker Resources
Welcome to the new resource page for all RootsTech presenters! We search year-round for speakers who will share their love and passion for their topic in a way that will inform, inspire, surprise, and delight. RootsTech presenters are world-class experts, business owners, and accomplished family historians. As a speaker at RootsTech, you will:
- Have the opportunity to share your love of your topic with a global audience. Currently, over 130,000 people from 175 different countries have registered for this event and are eager to learn from people like you.
- Transform learning in the genealogy community as we enter the new normal of immersive digital experiences.
Transformative Learning: It’s a New World
Have you heard? We are going virtual! This transition changes everything in the world of learning. Traditionally, the industry sticks to the usual 60-minute class sessions with 60+ slides. We challenge you to think outside the box and provide a learning experience that will keep the audience coming back.
Keep it to 10–20 minutes and focus on one subject. Let’s be honest: after 20 minutes, our attention is almost exhausted in a two–dimensional world.
High Energy and Edutainment
Have fun! Think of the most engaging videos you’ve watched. What makes them so powerful? How can you surprise, delight, and touch hearts?
Engagement and Connection
Worldwide means an unprecedented ability to connect and engage with others! What if you could chat with someone from your ancestor’s hometown, half a world away?
Recording Tips and Tricks
Use the tips below to ensure your recording is the best possible. It is important to know we are aiming for authentic and energetic recordings, not professional production. We don’t want you to re-record your class several times—mistakes are completely acceptable!
You are welcome to use the PowerPoint template provided below as you craft your presentation slides. Please make sure your presentation includes one of the title slides and an end slide (various options are offered in this template). A disclaimer slide is also required and provided.
- RootsTech PowerPoint Template
- RootsTech Backdrops
- RootsTech Video Guidelines
- RootsTech Digital Media Resources
Ready to Record and Submit Your Content?
Follow these simple steps.
Your Team of Resources
We’re here to help you make your RootsTech presentation a huge success. Please contact us at the email addresses listed below with any questions.