Thursday, January 30, 2014

Countdown to RootsTech 2014 - Things You Should Know, Part II

The following is from RootsTech. (Sorry a little late posting this.)

RootsTech Family History and Technology Conference

Rootstech - February 6-8, 2014


Countdown To RootsTech 2014 - #2
RootsTech 2014 is just 8 (now 6) days away! We're counting down with email updates and information about the conference. 
RootsTechApp2_smallRegistration Check-In
To get your RootsTech name badge and conference materials, stop by Registration Check-In located in the South foyer of the Salt Palace Convention Center. Be sure to bring photo ID. Avoid the lines and check in at your earliest convenience! Registration Check-In is open at the following times:
    • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Innovator Summit
    • Wednesday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
    • Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
    • Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Family History Library at NightFriday Night Fun at the Library
The Family History Library is the place for aFriday Night Pizza Party.  The largest library of its kind in the world is staying open late for you. Come do some research, find a name, and grab a slice of pizza. There will be an "Open Mic Night" for five-minute story sharing and then catch an episode of The Story Trek, hosted by Todd Hansen, who will be a keynote speaker at RootsTech Saturdaymorning. Tickets for the pizza are nearly gone, but the library is open late that night for everyone!

Interactive and Hands-on
Be sure to check out the new Family Discovery Exhibit, sponsored by FamilySearch, in the RootsTech Expo Hall.

Photo Scanning Area
Make digital copies of family photos that you can preserve, share, and even upload directly to your FamilySearch Family Tree. There are also plenty of high-capacity scanners that make great digital copies quickly. 

What to do: Bring the photos you want to scan and a flash drive. 

Recording Booth - Record Your Story
Video or audio record your favorite family story in one of our enclosed sound booths. Your private recording session includes ten minutes of recording time and you'll get a copy of it on a flash drive. Enjoy sharing the memory for many years to come. 

What to do: Think of a family story or memory that you want to capture and preserve. Story helps will be provided on-site.

Record a Call - With Someone Who Inspires You
Make a phone call that will last a lifetime. Simply call a parent, grandparent, or someone who inspires you and find out more about their life. Our app will record the conversation and you can take it and treasure the memory for years. 

What to do: Bring a phone number of a person you want to call and interview, as well as an email address you'd like to send the recorded file to.

See Yourself in History
How would you look as a cowboy or as one of the pretty maids all in a row? Have your face (and the faces of your friends) added to one of several fun antique photos and e-mail yourself a digital copy you can share. 

What to do: Have an email address to send your new photo to. 

FamilySearch Book Scanning Booth
Get your family book scanned for free. We'll make a digital copy, you keep the original and a searchable PDF copy for yourself. You can also donate personal works, books that are copyright protected, and books that are in the public domain. Questions?

RT-Disc-Share-badge-200sqDiscover the Official RootsTech Bloggers
Over 15 bloggers are sharing their excitement, insights, tips and tricks before, during and after RootsTech 2014. Check out the full line-up, including photos, bios, and links to their blogs here
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