The annual RootsTech conference, hosted by FamilySearch, will be held in Salt Lake City, February 6-8, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Over 10,000 people will be in attendance from 26 countries and 47 states over the three days of the conference, in what has quickly become the largest conference of its kind in North America.
The 2014 RootsTech conference offers attendees an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the latest developments and future thinking in popular family history/nostalgia technologies and services.
Interest in family history and nostalgia has become a very popular national past-time for people of all ages due to the rampant growth in pervasive smart devices, social technologies, popular reality TV shows (Who Do You Think You Are?, Finding Your Roots, Family Tree, and Genealogy Roadshow), and mega websites (FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com, Findmypast.com, MyHeritage.com,).
Tens of millions of consumers are engaging in family history and nostalgia as they fully integrate new media to share thoughts, events, activities, photos, family memories and experiences. Many also write their personal histories to connect generations of the family with the past, present, and future.
The RootsTech conference brings together technology developers and family history enthusiasts to define and introduce the next generation of family history and nostalgia-related applications, products, and services.
Over 10,000 participants have already signed up for the conference, including nearly 4,000 teenagers. Representatives from Google+, Instructure, Ancestry.com, FindmyPast.com (the United Kingdom’s largest genealogy service provider debuting in America), My Heritage, and FamilySearch are participating in this year’s conference.
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