RootsTech Events

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Celebrate Family History Connections

Attending the exciting events scheduled throughout the RootsTech conference is a fun way to celebrate your own family history experiences and connect with friends and colleagues. Plan on enjoying live music, tasty food, beautiful cultural performances, and more.

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Wednesday, Feb. 28, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Access and Preservation Track

Interested in learning more about Digital Access and Digital Preservation? Come see what industry experts are saying at the Access and Preservation Day, sponsored by ProQuest and FamilySearch. 

Welcome by David Rencher, CGO at FamilySearch International, and keynote by Brewster Kahle, Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive. 

Digital Preservation Presenters: Laura Stone—Arizona State Library, Ken Williams—Utah State Archives, and Wendy Hanamura—Internet Archives 

Record Access Presenters: Hollis Gentry—Smithsonian, Curt Witcher—Allen Public Library, and Stephen Valentine—FamilySearch

RootsTech 2017
Wednesday, February 28, 4:30 P.M., Main Stage

Innovation Showcase

Family history technology and innovation have come a long way, but you should see where they are going! Come listen to knowledgeable panelists discuss the past, present, and future of the industry at the 2018 Innovation Showcase.

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Wednesday, February 28, 6:00–8:00 P.M., Expo Hall

Expo Hall Preview Night

Want to get hands-on experience with the latest and greatest innovations in the industry? Visit the gigantic RootsTech Expo Hall for a sneak peak. Now open on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

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Thursday, March 1, 6:00 P.M., Main Stage

RootsTech Opening Event: Celebrating the Greatest Generation

Join us for a humdinger of a good time at the RootsTech 2018 opening event! This event will feature vignettes of 1940s era dance, music, and narration to celebrate the greatest generation. Enjoy entertainment from the internationally recognized BYU Ballroom Dance Company and Synthesis, an award-winning swing, blues, and jazz musical group, also hailing from Brigham Young University. The event will be narrated by the Emmy award-winning Bruce Lindsay. 

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Saturday, March 3, 6:00 P.M., LDS Conference Center on Temple Square

Closing Event: My Family. Mi Herencia. Featuring Luz de Las Naciones.

Wrap up your conference experience with the closing event "My Family, Mi Herencia"; a Luz de Las Naciones production that celebrates cultures and stories from  Latin America! This event features over 1,000 people in the cast, including a youth and young adult choir, musicians, storytellers, and dance groups. They will be performing a variety of contemporary and traditional dances and songs from a number of different regions of Latin America. The event will be multilingual and easily understood and enjoyed regardless of language.

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