RootsTech Events

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Celebrate Family History

Attending the exciting events scheduled throughout the RootsTech conference is a fun and exciting way to celebrate family history and expand your network. Plan on enjoying live music, tasty food, beautiful cultural performances, and more.

Welcome Party at RootsTech
Wednesday, February 8, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Marriott Grand Ballroom

Welcome Party: "We Don't Need Roads"

Kick off RootsTech 2017 by attending the 80s themed welcoming party in the Marriott Ballroom. Play 80s video games, listen to 80s music, enjoy appetizers and drinks, hear a special Innovator Showdown announcement, and of course, expand your network.

Thursday, February 9, 8:00–9:00 p.m., The Conference Center at Temple Square

RootsTech Opening Event: “Music, It Runs in the Family”

This opening event will feature music and stories of the Rodgers and Hammerstein legacy. The performance will feature music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and special guest soloist Dallyn Vail Bayles and memories by Rogers and Hammerstein, with narration by Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein III. The program will have priority seating for registered RootsTech attendees, but the remainder of the tickets will be made available to the general public online at

Cultural Celebration at RootsTech
Friday, February 10, 5:30–7:00 p.m., RootsTech Expo Hall

Cultural Celebration: "Celebrate Your Heritage"

This special cultural performance held in the demo theater of the expo hall will include Latin music and dancing, African drummers, Irish dancing, and free giveaways by sponsors and exhibitors. Don't miss it!

Innovator Showdown Winner 2016
Friday, February 10, 10:30–11:30 a.m., Salt Palace Hall D

Innovator Showdown

Come watch innovators present their best ideas on stage before renowned judges, key industry influencers, potential investors, peers, and a live audience for significant prizes and global exposure. The competition will be held in Hall D of the Salt Palace Convention Center.

RootsTech Closing Event
Saturday, February 11, 5:30 p.m., Salt Palace Hall D

Closing Event: "Celebrating Life with Music—and Cake"

Wrap up your conference experience with a good laugh and quality music, featuring comedic entertainer Jason Hewlett; BYU's Men's a cappella chorus, Vocal Point; and a cappella women's chorus, Noteworthy.

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