Mark your calendars! RootsTech, the massive family history and technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 8-11, 2017, announced its free live online streaming schedule for 17 of its popular sessions including Jonathan and Drew Scott of HGTV’s Property Brothers, Star Trek’s Levar Burton, The Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, and the Genetic Genealogist, CeCe Moore, Liz Wiseman, and Steve Rockwood. The live broadcasts online give those unable to attend in-person worldwide a sampling of the show’s marquee content. Interested viewers will be able to watch the select broadcasts live at RootsTech.org.
“RootsTech 2017 offers over 200 sessions for those fortunate to attend in-person,” said Chad Schumacher, RootsTech marketing manager. “However, the select sessions we will live stream for free will expand the show’s reach significantly, giving many, many more the opportunity to participate remotely online in this world class conference.” In 2016, over 150,000 viewers watched the conference sessions streamed live online. Even more are expected in 2017.
The streamed sessions will include the popular general sessions and a sampling of technology and family history presentations appealing to varied interests.
RootsTech Streaming Schedule
(Watch at RootsTech.org. No registration is required to view the live streams. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST).
|Wednesday, February 8, 2017||9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Innovator Summit General Session||Steve Rockwood
|10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.||Industry Trends and Outlook||Craig Bott and Guest Panel|
|11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Innovation – Best Practices and Applications||Cydni Tetro|
|Thursday, February 9, 2017||8:30a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||RootsTech General Session||Steve RockwoodJonathan and Drew Scott|
|11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Getting Started in Genealogy||Kelli Bergheimer|
|12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.||DNA: The Glue that Holds Families Together||Diahan Southard|
|1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||DNA Matching on MyHeritage||Dana Drutman|
|3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Jewish Genealogy: Where to Look and What’s Available||Lara Diamond|
|4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Family History is Anything but Boring||Crystal Farish and Rhonna Farrer|
|Friday, February 10, 2017||8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||RootsTech General Session||Levar Burton
Special Guest Panel
|10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||RootsTech Innovator Showdown Finals|
|12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.||Mother’s, Daughters, Wives: Tracing Female Lines||Judy Russell|
|1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||Censational Census Strategies||Mary Kircher Roddy|
|3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Big 4: Comparing Ancestry, Findmypast, FamilySearch, and MyHeritage||Sunny Morton|
|4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Cross the Atlantic with Religious Records||Jen Baldwin|
|Saturday, February 11, 2017||8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||RootsTech General Session||Cece Moore
|11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.||Journaling Principles that Work||Steve Reed|
|1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||Don’t Just Be a Searcher, Be a Researcher||Crista Cowan|
|3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Creating Google Alerts for your Genealogy||Katherine R. Wilson|
The stream will automatically refresh at the beginning of each session. If it does not, you will need to refresh the page manually by clicking the Refresh button on your browser.
RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to discover and share their memories and connections. This annual event has become the largest of its kind in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants worldwide.