Thursday, February 2, 2012

RootsTech Expo Free to the Public

RootsTech Expo Hall is free to the publicCan’t afford the money or time to attend the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City this week? Consider attending the free RootsTech Expo instead. The Expo consists of vendor booths, 30-minute product sessions, and 5-minute lightning presentations.

Expo Hall

The Expo hall has 74 vendors this year, promising to satisfy the genealogy product needs of almost anyone. The hall is located at the north end of the Salt Lake City Salt Palace. Exhibitors include:

  • Ancestry.com, AGES-online, Ancestral Quest, Archives.com
  • Billion Graves, brightsolid,
  • FamilySearch, Family Chartmasters, Family Roots Publishing, Family Tree DNA, FGS, Flip-Pal mobile scanner, Fold3
  • GenDetective, Genealogy Wall Charts, Gene Tree, Geni,
  • Legacy Family Tree
  • Maia’s Books, My Heritage
  • Progeny Link
  • Ready Micro, Real-Time Collaboration, RootsMagic
  • YouWho

Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday and Friday. Saturday hours are 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. See a map of the Expo Hall.

Demonstration Theater

Each day from 11:00 to 3:00, vendors will be giving 30 minute presentations in the Expo Hall Demo Theater. These are free, interesting, and open to the public.

Time

Exhibitor

Presentation

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2

 

 

10:30 AM

Savvis

Virtual Private Data Center—The Production-Grade Cloud for Genealogy Practitioners and Developers

11:00

Memory Medallion

Sharing Family History from the Grave Site

11:30

Billion Graves

Geocaching for Ancestors: Using Smartphones & GPS to Crowdsource Cemetery Data

12:00 PM

Lightning talks

9 different five minute individual presentations

1:00

Fold3

Using Military Records at Fold3

1:30

My Heritage

My Heritage Super Search Engine

2:00

The Next Generation

Changes in TNG 9

2:30

Sort Your Story

Sort Your Story Demo

3:00

Flip-Pal Mobile

Wireless Communication with Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner

     

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3

   

10:30 AM

GenealogyBank

Newspapers: Finding the Details about your Family

11:00

RootsMagic

What’s New in RootsMagic 5

11:30

Group National Publishing

Presentation is Everything

12:00 PM

Lightning talks

9 different 5 minute individual presentations

1:00

About One

A Fast Easy Way to Organize Your Busy Life

1:30

Rumble Software

Introduction to GenDetective

2:00

Roger Pack

FamilySearch Screen Saver

2:30

Mollie Shutt

FamilySearch Tech Tips

3:00 FamilyTree DNA A “Primer” on DNA Testing: What to know before you test
     

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4

   

10:30 AM

Progeny Link

The Benefits of Industrial Strength Cooperation

11:00

GeneTree

What You Can Do with DNA

11:30

LifeStory Productions

Organize, Find, and Share Pictures and Family History

12:00 Lisa Louise Cooke 3 Cool Tech Tools for Finding Your Family History in Newspapers
12:30 Behold Genealogy Behold-See Your Genealogy Data Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

 

Lightning Talks

At noon on Thursday and Friday, come hear 45 minutes of lightning presentations. Presenters sign up at 11:50 and then give 5 minute/3 slide presentations on their “personal or professional passions.” That could be interesting, brilliant, or inane.

If you had 5 minutes to stand on your genealogy soapbox, what would you say? Come hear what others have to say, free, in the Expo Hall Demo Theater.

 

Don’t miss out on RootsTech just because you can’t afford to pay. Come to the Expo and learn a bunch about genealogy products and passionate ideas.

See you at RootsTech!

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