Steve Rockwood at Innovator Summit
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Innovator Summit

The Summit is a unique 1-day conference experience designed for innovators, entrepreneurs, and developers interested in giving their creative ideas traction in a multi-billion-dollar industry.

Innovator Summit Keynote Speakers

Innovator Summit Keynote Speakers

Four Session Types

Learn what you want. With 4 specific areas of instruction, taught by industry experts, you are to sure leave with information that sets you up for success.

Speakers at the Innovator Summit


Whether you are an entrepreneur or want to become one, our informative sessions will teach you how to start, manage, and grow your business.

Development at the Innovator Summit


Our development sessions will help you grow as an entrepreneur. Learn how to set realistic expectations, avoid common pitfalls, and stay focused on your passion.

Presentation at the Innovator Summit


From analysis, to communication, to strategy, learn how to approach the market with a winning plan.

Receiving funding for project at the Innovator Summit

Start-Up Funding

Ready to call on investors? Get tips for preparing a bullet-proof business plan, perfecting your pitch, and getting funded!

Last Chance Registration

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Winner of Innovator Showdown 2016
Friday, February 10, 2017

Innovator Showdown

Innovator Showdown provides innovators like you with the unparalleled opportunity to present your best idea on stage before renowned judges, key industry influencers, potential investors, peers, and a live audience.

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Networking Social at the Innovator Summit
Wednesday, February 8, 6–8 p.m.

Welcome Party

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.

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Innovation Alley Archway at the Innovator Summit
February 8-11, 2017

Innovation Alley

Visit the innovation alley in the expo hall, where you'll find a showcase of new tech tools and products. While you're there, chat with developers and entrepreneurs are who impacting the industry.

Expo Hall

Last Chance Innovator Summit Passes

RootsTech + Innovator Summit Pass


The perfect combination for those interested in genealogy and industry innovation.

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Impact a multi-billion-dollar industry. Learn from the experts. Discover opportunities. Expand your network.

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About the Industry

The digital age has revolutionized the way people look at family history, and with this revolution has come unprecedented opportunities to build successful businesses and positively affect the lives of people around the world.

State of the Industry

The family history industry is thriving. In recent decades, it has given rise to popular books, engaging television shows, and profitable websites. Genealogy has become one of the top hobbies in the United States, and genealogy websites are some of the most frequently visited sites online.

Growth and Opportunity

Innovators and entrepreneurs are invited to carefully consider how their ideas might enhance and contribute to this multi-billion-dollar industry. Not sure if your ideas apply to family history? You might not think Facebook does either, yet it's the largest repository of family history images and content in the world.