David Kennerly

Don’t Miss David Kennerly at RootsTech

Who better to help you understand how to capture “The Story of YOU” than one of the world’s leading photographers? We are so excited to announce that the man behind some of the most iconic photographs in American history—David Hume Kennerly—is coming to RootsTech as a keynote speaker on Friday, February 28, 2020. Kennerly has photographed more than 50 covers for major magazines and covered assignments in over 100 countries. Kennerly, who is brought to you by Canon, has photographed every U.S. president since Richard Nixon and has been on the front lines for many of the biggest moments in world history.

The stories he can tell will be a perfect fit for the RootsTech stage.

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300+ Breakout Sessions

Get ready to have the ultimate learning experience. With over 300 breakout sessions for all levels of experience, the only challenge will be deciding which to attend.

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Discover the thrilling possibilities sitting on the horizon of modern DNA testing—and what it could mean for you.

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You’ll feel empowered when you realize how many helpful genealogical tools are at your disposal. Come learn how to use them.

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Learn the best practices for protecting and preserving your priceless family photos.

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Modern technology has made collecting meaningful family stories for future generations a cinch—just wait till you see the options!

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Overwhelmed by old documents, photos, and stories? Come learn some ingenious ways to organize them.

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Any of our discovery sessions will lead you to do just that—discover! Learn how to unlock the door to your family’s past through records and historical collections.

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Get in on the action by visiting our gigantic, interactive expo hall. It’s the perfect place to meet hundreds of vendors, see what’s new in the industry, win free swag, and test out the latest technologies that are driving the industry forward.

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Discovery Zone

At the discovery zone, you’ll see your ancestors come to life with interactive displays, fun facts, and engaging activities. Come see how fun it can be to learn about your heritage.

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Check out a showcase of new tech tools and products at innovation. While you’re there, chat with developers and entrepreneurs who are making an impact in the industry.

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DNA Basics Learning Center

Questions about DNA? Come get a basic introduction to DNA. Discover what’s possible, or what might be possible in the future, thanks to DNA advancements.

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Closing Event
$38 Sponsored Lunches
$19 Computer Workshops

RootsTech is not only where my passion for family history was kindled, but it’s also where it blossomed. Attending either online or in person since 2012 has been one of the highlights of every year. I love the energy, the innovation, and the people; you simply can’t find the same incredible mix of my two favorite things—innovations in technology and genealogy—anywhere else!

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