Win Your Full 4-day Pass to RootsTech 2017

RootsTech is the only family history conference devoted to the marriage of genealogy and technology. Next year, 2017, it will be held February 8-11 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.

RootsTech Exhibit Hall

The conference includes:

Levar Burton RootsTech 2017 Keynote Speaker

  • Innovator’s Summit, a full day of programs geared to those who are creating and developing genealogy products
  • Special Keynote speakers, including LeVar Burton, and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro 
  • Three days of over 200 education sessions
  • Free Family Discovery Day, a special day of presentations and event specifically for families
  • Buddy Valastro RootsTech 2017 Keynote SpeakerAn Expo Hall full of vendors, products, and leading-edge
    technology, including the Innovator’s Alley, where the products from the Innovator’s Showdown can be found.
  • Entertainment! The opening social, an evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein music with the MoTab (Mormon Tabernacle Choir); special cultural performances from around the world; the always-
    exciting Innovator Showdown; and wrapping it all up with comedian Jason Hewlett; BYU’s Men’s a cappella chorus, Vocal Point; and a cappella women’s chorus, Noteworthy.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to perform Rodgers & Hammerstein at RootsTech 2017

Win a Full Pass!

RootsTech Ambassadors are giving away FULL PASSES, good for all four days of RootsTech, a $299 value, between now and February, and we here at ConferenceKeeper are doing our best to keep all of those giveaway opportunities listed on our Contests page here.

If you’ve already taken advantage of the great pre-sale discount and you then win a pass, the RootsTech folks will graciously refund your original ticket purchase.  The pre-sale prices are really a big discount on the full price, so it’s a great idea to purchase ahead of time!

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Registration now open for RootsTech 2017!

500_rootstechexpohallps150303-lj-1250RootsTech 2017 Open for Registration

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (September 15, 2016)—FamilySearch International has announced that registration to RootsTech 2017 is now open. RootsTech is an annual family history and technology conference where guests of all ages are inspired to discover, preserve, and share their family roots, heritage, and stories across generations—past, present, and future. In 2016 the event attracted more than 28,000 attendees in-person from all 50 US states and 30+ countries. RootsTech 2017 will be held February 8–11 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The popular Innovator Summit and free Family Discovery Day are also open for registration. The website for registration is

The 4-day conference will offer attendees a full lineup of inspiring and well-known keynote speakers, over 200 informative sessions, including hands-on computer labs taught by industry professionals and leaders, interactive activities and helpful exhibitors in the expo hall, and entertaining evening events, all designed to inspire and empower personal family discoveries. Early bird discount pricing is available for a limited time on 4-day passes at just $159 and $189 for the RootsTech plus Innovator Summit pass. Passes for the Getting Started track start at $49 for a single day and $69 for a limited 3-day pass. All passes include access to the popular expo hall and morning keynote sessions.

Innovator Summit

Starting off the 4-day RootsTech conference is the Innovator Summit, a unique 1-day conference designed for serious entrepreneurs, developers, and innovators interested in giving their creative ideas traction in a growing multi-billion-dollar industry. The event also offers attendees the opportunity to interact and connect with industry influencers, executives, and investors. The Summit will include a morning general session (the keynote speaker will be announced soon), over 20 classes, the Innovator Showdown semi-finals, and more. Innovator Summit ONLY passes are available at the discount price of $99.

Innovator Showdown

Along with the Innovator Summit, the Innovator Showdown returns to RootsTech with $100,000 in prizes. Innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world and from any industry are invited to compete with their latest products or services that enable individuals to discover, preserve, and share their personal and family stories, memories, or ancestral connections. The top 5 finalists will be invited to present their product or service on the main RootsTech stage before a panel of judges and a live audience on Friday, February 10, just after the morning keynote session.

Family Discovery Day

Registration for Family Discovery Day is also now open. The event takes place on Saturday, February 11, 2017, and is designed for families and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This free and fun 1-day event includes inspiring messages from Church leaders, engaging classes for families, youth, and young single adults, and evening entertainment to inspire and help families and members discover, preserve, and share their family connections. Family Discovery Day attendees will also have access to all the interactive activities and exhibitors found in the RootsTech expo hall. Event details, including speakers and classes, will be made available soon at Registration is required.