Sponsored lunches are a great way to maximize your conference experience. These lunches are an optional, paid event for RootsTech attendees. Seating is limited, and tickets are required. Reserve your seat at a sponsored lunch event as you register online. Sponsored lunches are $35 each.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Chicken Piccata: Boneless breast of chicken prepared with sliced mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and capers in a lemon butter sauce, and served with a ruby red wild rice blend and roasted garlic, pepper, and broccoli saute.
Speakers: David Nicholson (Managing Director) and Hannah Morden (Marketing Director)
Topic: One Family and the Future
Description: Explore the future of personal genomics for family history and connecting families together. Look at the ethos behind Living DNA and the potential scenarios that genetics can lead to, to benefit society and those that may derail it.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Peppercorn Beef Salad: Thinly sliced peppercorn crusted beef flank steak, chopped candied walnuts, bleu cheese crumbles, and grape tomatoes on a bed of mixed greens and topped with fried onions and sesame ginger dressing. Served with a cup of roasted corn chowder.
Friday, March 2, 2018
Roasted Turkey Breast: Roasted turkey breast with natural gravy, cranberry sauce, sage dressing, and parsley buttered mashed potatoes accompanied by haricot vert.
Speaker: Tahitia McCabe
Topic: Tales of Transatlantic Migration
Description: Tracking people across the Atlantic to the British Isles can be challenging, but there are a number of sources that can help. Come listen to genealogy educator, Tahitia McCabe, share migration stories illustrating useful records and tips for finding your ancestor in Scotland, Ireland, or England.
Speaker: Dr. Amy Harris
Topic: “All the Cool Things BYU Does with Family History”
Description: From a 4-year bachelor's degree to library resources, from innovative computer applications to the ability to publish your family history, BYU offers a variety of services for students, researchers, and the public. Learn more about how BYU is educating, exploring, and innovating in the field of family history. https://familyhistory.byu.edu
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Chicken Marinara Mozzarella: Boneless breast of chicken topped with pear tomato marinara sauce, mozzarella and romano cheeses, and served over penne pasta with fire roasted garden vegetables.
Speaker: Jennifer Utley
Topic: Behind the Scenes at Ancestry: Using Research to Drive the Storytelling
Description: Did you need a Kleenex at the Disney Pixar movie Coco? Were you inspired by the Ancestry commercial featuring the descendants of the signers of the Declaration of Independence? Is your DVR set to record Long Lost Family and Who Do You Think You Are? Have you ever wondered about the featured customers in Ancestry commercials? Join the director of research and editorial for the Ancestry marketing team to hear a few behind-the-scenes stories that showcase how the corporate research team turns pedigrees and centimorgans into life-changing revelations.
Speaker: Rorey Catchart
Topic: Preserving the Story of Us
Description: Records Preservation and Access is so much more than simply digitizing or making available a particular record of genealogical value. Discover a variety of projects and initiatives dedicated to preserving or expanding access to the stories of unique communities.
Speaker: Dave Andros
Topic: Digital rights and online privacy. Do you know the truth?
Description: Digital rights and online privacy are hot and controversial topics. Who has access to your data when you're online? Who owns your files? Where can you post your private photos and documents without also handing over your ownership rights? How do you know when you’re being data-mined? Industry expert Dave Andros will answer these questions and share how Forever is different.