I received his information from FamilySearch today:
What Is RootsTech?
Jen Allen, director of events at FamilySearch, said “RootsTech really is about uniting and connecting. We help you connect with your family first and foremost, but also to connect with stories and discovery experiences through your family history. On a grander scale, we connect like-minded people who want to gather and learn similar things. We also connect you with new knowledge, learning, innovation, and services that will help you make new connections to your family history.”
Already the world’s largest in-person family history conference, the global pandemic forced RootsTech to reinvent itself as a totally virtual experience in 2020, 2021, and 2022 and an online learning source year-round. Unprecedented growth followed, and today, millions of online attendees eagerly anticipate the next installment of this virtual worldwide gathering. The 2023 return of the in-person option will fuel the excitement even more.
“Imagine creating content for the world!” said Jonathan Wing, creative manager for RootsTech. “The incredible blessing and miracle of the RootsTech virtual experiences is that we were able to confirm that there are so many more people worldwide who are interested in learning more about their family history, stories, and connecting. It has enabled us to widen our reach, and our RootsTech family has gotten so much bigger.”
The RootsTech 2023 Theme
The theme for RootsTech 2023 is “Uniting.” RootsTech is all about bringing people, stories, memories, technology, innovation, communities, and ultimately—families—together.
“Families are the foundation of society,” said FamilySearch CEO Steve Rockwood. “Connecting and uniting families across generations strengthens individuals and nations alike. We are amazed and gratified to see the role RootsTech has been able to play in helping literally millions of individuals connect with their family, past, present, and future.”
What to Expect at RootsTech 2023
RootsTech 2023 marks the 13th year of this global gathering. In 2022, over 3 million people participated online. Since the beginning, innovation has been a guiding principle for RootsTech. Each year, the event organizers adapt the content to appeal to people worldwide and to stay current. The 2023 event will be no different—except it is bringing the best of the virtual and in-person experiences and morphing them together
“I think it would be really easy for people to assume we are having 2 separate events happening at the same time,” said Wing. “But we will be connecting what’s happening virtually with what’s occurring in-person. We’re creating ways for virtual attendees to participate with some of the in-person activities.”
There will be inspiring keynotes, fun entertainment, and more than 200 new classes. The vibrant Expo Hall will also return with over 200 exhibitors, helpful product demonstrations, and interactions with research specialists.
In-Person RootsTech Registration Will Fill Quickly
Registration for the online event is free. It will enable you to create personal playlists, interact, and receive updates. For the in-person conference, registration is $98 for a pass that includes all classes and keynote addresses for the entire 3-day event. Access to the Expo Hall is free to all.
For more information, visit and register at RootsTech.org.
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