RootsTech 2012 will be held in the huge Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah on February 2 - 4, 2012. After only one year, RootsTech has become the premier "genealogy in technology" event in the U.S. Last year's first-ever RootsTech conference attracted more than 3,000 attendees. I believe that is a record for a genealogy event in the U.S. I was at the last RootsTech and I certainly will be at the next one. Tickets for RootsTech 2012 are now on sale at a significant discount.
The major technology creators (Dell, Microsoft, Oracle, FamilySearch, brightsolid, Ancestry.com, Archives) and technology users (genealogists and family history buffs) will be coming together in a collaborative environment for three days to learn new, technology-based skills and help influence the future of family history through technology. There will be sessions of interest to novice, intermediate, and advanced users of technology. Sessions will include:
- Hands-on workshops
- Interactive presentations
- Sneak peek demonstrations of upcoming new products and services
- Panel discussions
- Common interest gatherings
- Unconferencing discussions (last minute, on-the-fly sessions requested by attendees)
Go to RootsTech.org to see the full list of topics and sessions.
Tickets to RootsTech cost:
- $129 through November 30, 2011
- $189 beginning December 1, 2011
- $35 student rate (Must show a current student ID at admission)
- Single day passes are also available
The RootsTech conference is sponsored by Oracle, Microsoft, Dell, FamilySearch, Brigham Young University, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, brightsolid, Archives.com, Ancestry.com, the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and the National Genealogical Society.