Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Saturday is Family Discovery Day!

The following is from RootsTech.

Saturday is Family Discovery Day!
Get ready for an inspiring and entertaining Saturday at Family Discovery Day. Below are listed some information and details to help you have the best experience.

Event Check-In
We encourage you and your family or group to arrive at least an hour before the opening general session at 1:00 p.m.. Check-in is located at the RootsTech registration area in the South Foyer of the Salt Palace Convention Center. You will need to show your picture ID upon check-in, after which you will receive a complimentary bag and wrist band, which will allow you access to the Family Discovery Day events and the RootsTech Expo Hall.

Family Discovery Day Leadership Training
All are invited to a special leadership training session happening in conjunction with the Family Discovery Day event. The training session will begin at 11:00 a.m. in Hall D.

Elders L. Whitney Clayton, Allan F. Packer, and Kent F. Richards will present messages on how family history and temple work bless the living and strengthen new converts and members, and how to organize the youth and the ward council to achieve success in wards and stakes.

Family Discovery Day General Sessions
The opening and closing general sessions at Family Discovery Day will feature Church leaders and popular guest speakers sharing inspiring messages about families. Featured speakers include Elder Quentin L. Cook and Elders Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and popular speakers Olympic silver medalist Noelle Pikus Pace and blogger Al Fox Carraway.

The opening and closing family general sessions will begin at 1:00 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. respectively. Both sessions will be held in Hall D.

Note: In order to accommodate the large number of attendees, we encourage you and your family or group to be seated 20 minutes before sessions begin. Reserving seats will not be allowed.

RootsTech Closing Event
Sponsored by FamilySearch
Welcome to Family Discovery Day!
Celebrate with an exciting grand finale you'll never forget. American Idol finalist David Archuleta and the popular sketch comedy group Studio C from BYUtv team up for comedy and music. This will be a "never before seen" event asStudio C unveils a new sketch and David performs a new, original song. The closing event will commence at 5:15  p.m. in Hall D.

It is expected that the closing event will be filled to capacity; seating is first come first seated. There will be plenty of overflow space available, if needed.

Event Parking
There are two convenient underground parking garages available at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Parking is $12–18 per day. There are several less expensive parking lots in downtown Salt Lake City within easy walking distance. The parking lot just north of South Temple Street, between 200 West and 300 West, charges $3–$5 per day. Additional parking is available at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building for $10 a day and at City Creek Center.

Public Transportation
For those taking Trax, the Green or Blue line will get you to the Salt Palace. The closest stop to the Salt Palace is Temple Square (132 W. South Temple Street). For more information, visit

We're excited to see you at Family Discovery Day on Saturday, February 14th. Watch for more emails with up-to-date information and details about this event in the coming days.

To contact us with questions, please email

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