Wednesday, March 20, 2013

RootsTech Sessions Being Live Streamed!

RootsTech 2013 announced today which of its conference sessions would be streamed online for free. Over 5,000 people have already registered to attend the popular conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 21-23, 2013, where they plan to learn how to find, organize, tell, preserve, and share their family's history-and make new connections. The conference will broadcast 13 of its 250+ classes live at RootsTech.org , including the daily keynote speakers. The family history conference is the largest of its kind in the U.S. 

"Not everyone can attend RootsTech in person," said Dan Martinez, RootsTech conference manager. "So we give them a chance to virtually attend a free sampling of some of our most popular sessions live online." Martinez added that the live webcasts in 2012 had 50,000 views during the show.

For those living within travel distance of Salt Lake City, Martinez said it's still not too late to register for RootsTech 2013! From the Getting Started, Developer Day, and the Story@home tracks, the 3rd annual RootsTech conference has something for everyone, whether you are an avid genealogist, just beginning, or simply want to discover the latest technologies and solutions to better connect with your family. For registration details and costs, go to RootsTech.org.
 
Following are the RootsTech 2013 Streaming Sessions and when and where to find them.



Mountain Standard Time
"Best of RootsTech"
Live Stream on RootsTech.org
Thursday, March 21
 8:30 a.m.
Keynote speakers: Dennis Brimhall, President and CEO, FamilySearch International, Syd Lieberman, Nationally Acclaimed Storyteller, Author, and Teacher, and Josh Taylor, Lead Genealogist at findmypast.com and President, Federation of Genealogical Societies
11:00 a.m.
The Future of Genealogy-Thomas MacEntee and panel
1:45 p.m.
Tell It Again (Story@Home)-Kim Weitkamp
3:00 p.m.
The Genealogists Gadget Bag-Jill Ball and panel
4:15 p.m.
Finding the Obscure and Elusive: Geographic Information on the Web-James Tanner

Friday, March 22
 8:30 a.m.
Keynote speakers: Jyl Pattee, Founder, Mom It Forward Media, and Tim Sullivan, President and CEO, Ancestry.com
9:45 a.m.
Researching Ancestors Online-Laura Prescott
11:00 a.m.
FamilySearch Family Tree-Ron Tanner
1:45 p.m.
Google Search... and Beyond-Dave Barney
3:00 p.m.
From Paper Piles to Digital Files-Valerie Elkins

Saturday, March 23
 8:30 a.m.
Keynote speakers: David Pogue, Personal Technology Columnist, The New York Times, and Gilad Japhet, Founder and CEO, MyHeritage
9:45 a.m.
Using Technology to Solve Research Problems-Karen Clifford
11:00 a.m.
Digital Storytelling: More Than Bullet Points-Denise Olson

3 comments:

sramsey1 said...

Do you have to register to watch the livestreaming sessions? If so, how do you register for them?

Lorine McGinnis Schulze said...

You don't have to register. A WEBCAST WINDOW WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE LISTED TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM STARTING THURSDAY, THE OPENING DAY OF THE ROOTSTECH CONFERENCE.

sramsey1 said...

Thanks. I'll be watching.