Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Early Bird 50% Off Discount to RootsTech 2011 for Family History Consultants!

The following is from FamilySearch.

Just $75 for Family History Consultants to Attend the Entire RootsTech 2011 Conference!

Key Points
·         A new family history and technology conference to define the future of genealogy
·         50% off registration fees for family history consultants
·         Special fireside and free classes for family history consultants
·         February 10–12, 2011, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

Fireside and Free Family History Consultant Classes

Family history consultants, whatever you do, don’t miss the General Authority fireside on Saturday, February 12, 2011. The morning fireside will address the role of consultants, family history centers, and those in family history callings in moving this great work forward. In addition to the fireside, there will be new consultant training classes that will help you achieve your 2011 ward and stake goals through temple and family history work. How-to instructions, helpful tips, and success stories are all topics to be addressed. You are encouraged to also invite your priesthood leaders.

(Note: No registration is required for the fireside or free family history consultant classes. Additional details regarding time and place of these activities will be e-mailed to you when available.)

RootsTech 2011 Conference

If you are fascinated with technology and the many ways it is facilitating family history activities, you will not want to miss the first annual RootsTech 2011 Conference hosted by FamilySearch, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah.

This conference will be like none other. From the Community Zone and participant-driven unconferencing discussions to the RootsTech Playground, this conference is going to be groundbreaking and unique. Think major technology creators (Microsoft, Dell, FamilySearch, Ancestry.com, and brightsolid) and technology users (family history consultants, genealogists, and family history buffs) coming together in a fun, collaborative environment for three days to define the future of family history through technology!

“When the users and creators of technology come together, innovation occurs,” said Jay Verkler, president and CEO of FamilySearch. “RootsTech 2011 will accelerate that innovation through fun panels, discussion groups, and interactive demonstrations.”

Millions of Latter-day Saints and genealogists use technology daily to help them in their ancestral pursuits. Be one of the thousands of RootsTech 2011 attendees to:

ü  See firsthand how new and emerging technologies can improve and simplify family history activities.
ü  Help leading-edge genealogy technology providers better understand your needs and those of the members or patrons you serve, and collaborate to find ways to best satisfy those needs.
ü  Test innovative new products and services developed for Latter-day Saints and others.
ü  Learn and share new ways to adapt technologies to genealogy.
ü  Help influence the future of genealogy.
ü  Engage in emerging technology demonstrations.

There will be sessions of interest to novice, intermediate, and advanced users of genealogical technology. The intended skill level for each session is noted in the RootsTech 2011 conference program.

The sessions will include:
  • Interactive presentations.
  • Sneak peek demonstrations of upcoming new products and services.
  • Panel discussions.
  • Hands-on workshops.
  • Leading-edge research paper presentations.
  • Common interest gatherings.
  • Unconferencing discussions (last minute, on-the-fly sessions requested by attendees).
Go to RootsTech.org to see the full list of topics and sessions.
·         $75 family history consultant rate through January 7, 2011; use coupon code “CONSULTECH11” to get the discounted rate. No registration required for the fireside or the free family history consultant classes (additional details on time and place will be available soon)
·         $150 beginning January 8, 2011
·         $35 student rate (must show a current student ID at admission)

RootsTech is sponsored by Microsoft, Dell, FamilySearch, Brigham Young University, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, brightsolid, Ancestry.com, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and the National Genealogical Society.

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