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== About  ==
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The second '''RootsTech''' conference will be held in Salt Lake City February 2-4, 2012.
  
The first annual RootsTech conference was held February 10-12, 2011 in Salt Lake City.  The conference is designed to bring together both genealogists and technologists to shape the future of Family History. RootsTech is sponsored by FamilySearch and several genealogy and technology partners. Visit the [http://rootstech.familysearch.org/ official RootsTech conference page] and the [http://lanyrd.com/2011/rootstech/ Lanyrd RootsTech social conference directory page] for more details and links to write-ups and slide decks.  
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The conference is designed to bring technologists together with genealogists, so they can learn from each other and find solutions to the challenges they face in family history research today.  
  
== KeyNote Speakers  ==
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RootsTech is sponsored by FamilySearch and several genealogy and technology partners.
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* Visit the [http://rootstech.org/home official RootsTech conference page] and the [http://lanyrd.com/2012/rootstech/ Lanyrd RootsTech social conference directory page] for more details and links to write-ups and slide decks.
  
RootsTech 2011 featured 4 keynote speakers.  Their presentations were broadcast via live streaming. 
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== Keynote Speakers  ==
  
*<u>Shane Robison</u> -&nbsp;Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Technology Officer,&nbsp;<br>Hewlett–Packard Company
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RootsTech 2012 features 3 keynote speakers.
*<u>Brewster Kahle</u> - Founder of the [http://www.archive.org Internet Archive]
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*<u>Curt B. Witcher</u> -&nbsp;Historical Genealogy Department Manager at the [http://www.genealogycenter.org/Home.aspx Allen County Public Library]
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*<u>Jay Verkler</u> - CEO, [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch International]<br>
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To learn more about each of the keynote speakers, [http://rootstech.familysearch.org/keynotes.php visit the Keynote Speakers page] on the Rootstech website.<br>
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* Thu. '''Jay Verkler''' - President and CEO, [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch International]
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* Fri. '''Josh Coates''' - CEO of [http://www.instructure.com/ Instructure], and founder of [http://mozy.com/ Mozy].
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* Sat. '''Tim Sullivan''' - President and CEO of [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] (also Ancestry.com Panel)
  
== Lunch Events  ==
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To learn more about each of the keynote speakers, [http://rootstech.familysearch.org/keynotes.php visit the Keynote Speakers page] on the Rootstech website.
  
==== Thursday, February 10th  ====
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== Conference Schedule==
  
*LE001 ''Mobile Applications: the Hows, Whys and Future'' presented by Kendall Hulet and sponsored by [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com]
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Classes at Rootstech 2012 are organized into two tracks: Developers (TD) and Users (TU). In addition, there will be multiple [http://rootstech.org/events/lunches luncheon events], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference unconference sessions] and workshops (TW). Sessions are listed at the [http://rootstech.org/schedule/sessions RootsTech] site and on the [http://lanyrd.com/2012/rootstech/ Lanyrd social conference directory].  
*LE006 ''Family History in the Age of the Cloud'' presented by Chris van der Kuyl and sponsored by [http://www.brightsolid.com/ BrightSolid]
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==== Friday, February 11th  ====
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*LE003 ''FamilySearch Developers Network'' presented by Gordon Clarke and sponsored by the [https://devnet.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Developer Network] and [http://sharingtime.com SharingTime.com].
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*LE004 ''Family History Technology: Where have we been and where are we going?'' presented by Professor William Barrett and sponsored by the [https://cs.byu.edu/ BYU Computer Science Department].
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*LE002 ''Leveraging Tradition and Technology: Building a National Website with Four People'' presented by Ryan J. Woods and sponsored by the [http://www.americanancestors.org/ New England Historic Genealogical Society]
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==== Saturday, February 12th  ====
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*LE005 ''High Touch and High Tech: Being a Successful 21st Century Genealogical Society'' presented by Curt Witcher and sponsored by the [http://www.fgs.org/ Federation of Genealogical Societies]
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:[http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2HQ2nT/www.luxegen.ca/genealogy/rootstech-takeaways-high-tech-high-touch/ Luxegen Genealogy and Family History Blog - Rootstech Takeaways: High Tech High Touch]
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== Conference Courses  ==
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Classes at Rootstech 2011 were organized into two tracks: Tech Users (TU) and&nbsp;Tech Creators (TC). In addition, there were multiple luncheon events and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference unconference] sessions. Courses are listed at the [http://rootstech.familysearch.org/sessions.php RootsTech] site and on the [http://lanyrd.com/2011/rootstech/ Lanyrd social conference directory].  
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More detailed information is available for each of the following courses. See [http://lanyrd.com/2011/rootstech/ Lanyrd] more links to more coverage and slide decks.
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==== Thursday, February 10th  ====
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*TC112:[[Virtual Panorama Photography|360 Degree Virtual Panorama Photos/Photo Imaging for Producing Authentic On-Site Family History Root Experiences with Multimedia]] - class taught by John Kuzmich, Jr &amp; Ivan Majc.
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==== Friday, February 11th  ====
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*TU015: The Power of PDF: Tools for Every Genealogist] presented by D. Josh Taylor
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*TU037: Easy Digital Newsletters - class taught by Pat Richley-Ericson (aka [http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/ DearMyrtle]). &nbsp;Read Joan Miller's [http://www.luxegen.ca/genealogy/rootstech-takeaways-easy-digital-newsletters/ blog post about her experience as a participant].
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==== Saturday, February 12th  ====
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*TC091 - [[Social Networking Technology Resources for Genealogical Societies|An Exploration of the Integration of Social Networking Technologies into the Core Activities of Genealogical Societies]] presented by Tony Hansen of the Dallas Genealogical Society.<br>
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*TC231 - Cloud Computing: What It is and How It Has Been Used to Create the Next FamilySearch.org] presented by Brian Pugh
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*CL052 - Virtual Presentations Round Table] moderated by Thomas MacEntee
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*CL079 - [[Genealogical Data Standards (RootsTech Session)|Genealogical Data Standards]] - open discussion moderated by [[User:AncestryInsider|the Ancestry Insider]].<br>
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*TU229 - [[FamilySearch Community Tools]] - workshop taught by [[User:JensenFA|Fran Jensen]]
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[[FamilySearch Wiki:RootsTech Presenters|Guidance for RootsTech Presenters]] was available online.
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==== [http://rootstech.familysearch.org/video.php '''Watch selected presentations online:''']  ====
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*Jay Verkler - Keynote<br>
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*Barry Ewell - Digital Preservation<br>
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*Curt Witcher - Explore Emerging Technologies<br>
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*Brian Pugh - Cloud Computing<br>
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*Thomas MacEntee - Shape the Future of Family History - Roundtable<br>
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*Brewster Kahle - Connect and Collaborate<br>
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== Official Conference Bloggers  ==
 
== Official Conference Bloggers  ==
  
RoosTech invited 16 genealogy bloggers to serve as Official Conference Bloggers.&nbsp;
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RoosTech invited 17 genealogy bloggers to serve as Official Conference Bloggers.
  
 
*Jill Ball - [http://geniaus.blogspot.com/ Geniaus]  
 
*Jill Ball - [http://geniaus.blogspot.com/ Geniaus]  
 
*Lisa Louise Cooke - [http://www.genealogygemspodcast.blogspot.com/ Genealogy Gems Podcast]  
 
*Lisa Louise Cooke - [http://www.genealogygemspodcast.blogspot.com/ Genealogy Gems Podcast]  
 
*Amy Coffin - [http://wetree.blogspot.com/ We Tree Genealogy Blog]  
 
*Amy Coffin - [http://wetree.blogspot.com/ We Tree Genealogy Blog]  
*Schelly Talalay Dardashti - [http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com/ Tracing the Tribe: the Jewish Genealogy Blog]
 
 
*DearMYRTLE - [http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/ DearMYRTLE]  
 
*DearMYRTLE - [http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/ DearMYRTLE]  
 
*Dick Eastman - [http://blog.eogn.com/ Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter]  
 
*Dick Eastman - [http://blog.eogn.com/ Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter]  
*AncestryInsider - [http://ancestryinsider.blogspot.com/ AncestryInsider]  
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*Holly T. Hansen - [http://fhexpos.com/wordpress/ Family History Expos]
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*The Ancestry Insider - [http://ancestryinsider.blogspot.com/ AncestryInsider]  
 
*Thomas MacEntee - [http://www.geneabloggers.com/ Geneabloggers]  
 
*Thomas MacEntee - [http://www.geneabloggers.com/ Geneabloggers]  
*Miriam Robbins Midkiff - [http://ancestories1.blogspot.com/ Ancestories]
 
 
*Sue Maxwell - [http://granitegenealogy.blogspot.com/ Granite Genealogy]  
 
*Sue Maxwell - [http://granitegenealogy.blogspot.com/ Granite Genealogy]  
 
*Joan Miller - [http://www.luxegen.ca/ Luxegen Genealogy]  
 
*Joan Miller - [http://www.luxegen.ca/ Luxegen Genealogy]  
*Kimberly Powell - [http://genealogy.about.com/b/ About.com Genealogy]&nbsp;
 
 
*Lorine McGinnis Schulze - [http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/ Olive Tree Genealogy]  
 
*Lorine McGinnis Schulze - [http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/ Olive Tree Genealogy]  
 
*Randy Seaver - [http://www.geneamusings.com/ Genea-Musings]  
 
*Randy Seaver - [http://www.geneamusings.com/ Genea-Musings]  
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*Nancy Shively - [http://www.gatheringstories.com/ Gathering Stories]
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*Schelly Talalay Dardashti - [http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com/ Tracing the Tribe]
 
*James Tanner - [http://genealogysstar.blogspot.com/ Genealogy's Star]  
 
*James Tanner - [http://genealogysstar.blogspot.com/ Genealogy's Star]  
*Renee Zamora - [http://rzamor1.blogspot.com/ Renee's Genealogy Blog]<br>
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*Julie Cahill Tarr - [http://genblogjulie.blogspot.com/ GenBlog]
 
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*Renee Zamora - [http://rzamor1.blogspot.com/ Renee's Genealogy Blog]
Bloggers (official &amp; unofficial) and those on Twitter sure had a lot to report! To view posts and tweets, visit the [http://www.google.com/reader/shared/user/16209268016599136195/label/RootsTech Geneabloggers RootsTech blogroll].&nbsp;
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== Exhibitors  ==
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The following companies exhibited at RootsTech 2011 Expo Hall:
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== Exhibit Hall ==
  
*[http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry]
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The Exhibit Hall will be open on each of the three days
*[http://www.brightsolid.com/ BrightSolid]
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* Thursday 10:00am – 6:00pm
*CDI Media
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* Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm
*Cherish Bound
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* Saturday 9:30am – 3:00pm
*Crystal Inn
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*Dell
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*Digital Scrapbook Memories
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*DMT Publishing
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*EasyFamilyHistory.com
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*Emkay International
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*Family History Expos
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*Family Roots Publishing Company
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*FamilyLink.com
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*FamilySearch
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*FamilySearch Software Community
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*[http://www.fgs.org/ Federation of Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://flip-pal.com/ Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner]
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*Genealogy Registry
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*Genealogy Today LLC
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*Generation Maps
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*[http://www.genetree.com/ GeneTree]
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*[http://www.geni.com/ Geni]
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*Incline Software
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*Legacy Family Tree
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*LifeStory Productions, Inc.
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*Lifewood Data Technology Ltd.
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*My Heritage
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*Names in Stone
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*[http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ National Genealogy Society]
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*National Institute for Genealogical Studies
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*[http://www.americanancestors.org/ New England Historic Genealogical Society]
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*Next Generation Software
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*[http://www.ohanasoftware.com/ Ohana Software]
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*One Great Family
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*[http://www.opengen.net/ Open Gen]
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*Oracle
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*[https://www.family-genealogy.com/index.aspx Our Familyology]
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*Photoloom
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*Pleiades Software Development, Inc.
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*ReadyMicro Inc.
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*[http://www.rfmemorialtechnology.com/ RF Memorial Technology]
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*Richardson Design
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*[http://www.rootsmagic.com/ RootsMagic]
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*RootsTech
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*Salt Lake Plaza Hotel At Temple Square
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*[http://sharingtime.com SharingTime.com]
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*Sprint
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*Southern California Genealogical Society
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*The Express Book Machine at the BYU Bookstore
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*The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen)
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*The MagiKey, LLC
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*[http://lythgoes.net/genealogy/software.php TNG: The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding]
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*[http://tpstry.com/ Tpstry]
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*Truscape Solutions, Inc
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*Utah Genealogical Association
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*[http://vintageaerial.com/ Vintage Aerial] - see the Vintage Aerial team [http://blog.tpstry.com/2011/02/3-questions-with-vintage-aerial/ answer 3 questions from Tpstry]
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*Visit Salt Lake
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*Voices and Images
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View the floor plan map [http://rootstech.familysearch.org/RootsTech_floor_plan_2011.pdf at the RootsTech site].
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* [http://rootstech.org/files/rootstech-expohall.pdf RootsTech 2012 Expo Hall Map]
  
 
== Attendees  ==
 
== Attendees  ==
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== News Feeds  ==
 
== News Feeds  ==
  
*[http://www.google.com/reader/shared/user/16209268016599136195/label/RootsTech Recent Blog Posts about RootsTech 2011]
 
 
*[http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23rootstech Twitter Feed for #rootstech Hashtag]
 
*[http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23rootstech Twitter Feed for #rootstech Hashtag]
  
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*[http://rootstech.org/ Official site]  
 
*[http://rootstech.org/ Official site]  
*[http://lanyrd.com/2011/rootstech/ RootsTech 2011 social directory] - Lanyrd.com
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*[http://lanyrd.com/2012/rootstech/ RootsTech 2012 social directory] - Lanyrd.com
  
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RootsTech.gif

The second RootsTech conference will be held in Salt Lake City February 2-4, 2012.

The conference is designed to bring technologists together with genealogists, so they can learn from each other and find solutions to the challenges they face in family history research today.

RootsTech is sponsored by FamilySearch and several genealogy and technology partners.

Contents

Keynote Speakers

RootsTech 2012 features 3 keynote speakers.

To learn more about each of the keynote speakers, visit the Keynote Speakers page on the Rootstech website.

Conference Schedule

Classes at Rootstech 2012 are organized into two tracks: Developers (TD) and Users (TU). In addition, there will be multiple luncheon events, unconference sessions and workshops (TW). Sessions are listed at the RootsTech site and on the Lanyrd social conference directory.

Official Conference Bloggers

RoosTech invited 17 genealogy bloggers to serve as Official Conference Bloggers.

Exhibit Hall

The Exhibit Hall will be open on each of the three days

  • Thursday 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am – 3:00pm

Attendees

News Feeds

External links


 

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