The following announcement was written by the folks at WikiTree:
26 February 2014: Genealogists at WikiTree, the free global family tree website, have teamed-up with best-selling author A.J. Jacobs to find cousin connections for the Global Family Reunion to be held Saturday, June 6, 2015, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York. Our shared goal is to show how much of the world can be connected through family relationships.
The Global Family Reunion
The idea of a global family reunion, conceived by A.J. Jacobs, will be the subject of his next book and a feature-length documentary in collaboration with director Morgan “Super Size Me” Spurlock. Jacobs jumpstarted the publicity for the reunion with a February 1, 2014, op-ed in The New York Times entitled Are You My Cousin?