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
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
The Future of Genealogy-Thomas MacEntee and panel
Tell It Again (Story@Home)-Kim Weitkamp
The Genealogists Gadget Bag-Jill Ball and panel
Finding the Obscure and Elusive: Geographic Information on the Web-James Tanner
Friday, March 22
Keynote speakers: Jyl Pattee, Founder, Mom It Forward Media, and Tim Sullivan, President and CEO, Ancestry.com
Researching Ancestors Online-Laura Prescott
FamilySearch Family Tree-Ron Tanner
Google Search... and Beyond-Dave Barney
From Paper Piles to Digital Files-Valerie Elkins
Saturday, March 23
Keynote speakers: David Pogue, Personal Technology Columnist, The New York Times, and Gilad Japhet, Founder and CEO, MyHeritage
Using Technology to Solve Research Problems-Karen Clifford
Digital Storytelling: More Than Bullet Points-Denise Olson