I’ve been named an Official RootsTech 2011 Blogger! This is quite an honor. RootsTech is shaping up to be an exciting event. The conference is scheduled for 10-12 February 2011 at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City.
The two national conferences, NGS and FGS, have found West coast conference facilities so expensive that they rarely come out this way. Last year’s NGS conference demonstrated the unfilled demand.
The conference also fills the vacuum left by the demise of the GenTech Conferences of many years ago.
RootsTech replaces the trifecta of spring BYU conferences: the Conference on Computerized Family History, the Family History Technology Workshop, and the FamilySearch Developers Conference. Since the three conferences targeted different audiences, it will be interesting to see if conference organizers can effectively address each audience’s needs.
The BYU conferences failed to meet demand because of the limited size of the BYU facility. Attendance had to be capped. Classrooms were too small. Exhibitors were divvied up into small, far-flung rooms. General sessions were divided among multiple rooms. Moving into the Salt Palace Convention Center will make it possible for all who wish, to attend the conference.
Early bird registration is $99 through 7 January 2011. At that time the price goes up to $150. For more information and to register, visit http://www.rootstech.org .