Emmitt Smith
Keynote Speaker | Saturday, February 29, 2020

Don’t Miss Emmitt Smith at RootsTech

Pro Football Hall of Famer, businessman, and entrepreneur. Is there anything Emmitt Smith can’t do?

We are thrilled to announce that Emmitt Smith, the NFL’s all-time leading rusher and Super Bowl champion, is coming to RootsTech as a keynote speaker on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Known for his durability, excellent vision, and extraordinary leg strength, Smith was one of the most electrifying players to ever play the game of football. Today, Smith has transitioned to the role of businessman and entrepreneur and runs several companies spanning real estate, construction, and technology. With his wife, Smith founded the Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities to provide unique experiences and opportunities to underserved youth.

The stories that he can share—both from his playing days and from his own knowledge of his family history—will be perfect for the RootsTech stage.

Discover your family story. Passes start at just:
Sessions at RootsTech

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.

Expo Hall

The expo hall at RootsTech

An Attendee Favourite!

Experience the power of family history firsthand in the exhibition hall, where innovation and excitement will be on full display! The interactive exhibition hall is the perfect place to see what’s new in the industry, win prizes, and test out the latest technologies that are moving the industry forward.

What to Do at the Exhibition Hall

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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.

RootsTech Pass

Promotional Pricing
300+ Number of Classes
Keynote General Sessions
Expo Hall
$22 Lunch and Learn Sessions
Opening Event
Power Hour Sessions
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!

Olivia Jewell

Past Attendees Talk about Their Experience