RootsTech 2018 Registration Open – Save $100 with Earlybird Discount


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RootsTech 2018 Now Open for Registration

SALT LAKE CITY (19 September 2017)–FamilySearch International has announced that registration to RootsTech 2018 is now open. RootsTech is a popular 4-day annual family history and technology conference where individuals and families are inspired to discover, preserve, and share their family roots, heritage, and stories. The conference will be held February 28 to March 3, 2018, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, go to (Find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom.)

In 2017 the growing event attracted more than 26,000 attendees in-person from all 50 U.S. states and more than 35 countries. Family Discovery Day, a free 1-day event held on Saturday as part of the conference, is also open for registration.

RootsTech 2018 will offer attendees a full lineup of inspiring and well-known keynote speakers; over 300 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 are designed to inspire and empower personal family discoveries.


RootsTech 2018 officially begins on Wednesday, February 28, with class sessions beginning at 9:30 a.m. The all-new general session begins at 4:30 p.m. Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International, will be the keynote speaker. Following Rockwood’s address will be the all-new Innovation Showcase. The Innovation Showcase will feature the best new technology in the industry from around the globe. RootsTech is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Innovation Showcase from the public. The public can nominate its favorite family history related app, product, or service by using #RootsTechInnovation on Facebook or Twitter, or visit the Innovation Showcase page at The submission deadline is October 15, 2017.

The showcase also offers attendees the opportunity to interact and connect with industry influencers, executives, and investors. Online viewers will also be able to vote for their favorite product or service during the live showcase event on Wednesday. (See RootsTech 2018 Grows to 4 Days, Introduces New Innovation Showcase.)


Registration for Family Discovery Day is also now open. The event takes place on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 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.


Early bird discount pricing is available for a limited time on 4-day passes at just $169 (a $100 discount). Single-day RootsTech passes are also available for $99. A 4-day Getting Started pass is only $69. All passes include access to the popular Expo Hall and morning keynote sessions.


Want to see what you missed last year?

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About RootsTech

RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to discover and share their memories and connections. This annual event has become the largest of its kind in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants worldwide.


Save the Date!

Save the date for RootsTech 2018: February 28-March 3, 2018. Note that the conference is much later than previous years!

RootsTech 2018

We are once again Ambassadors for the awesome genealogy/technology conference RootsTech 2018, so be sure to  for all the latest updates. You can easily find RootsTech updates on our menu bar, under Conferences > RootsTech Survival Guide.

The Conference has several big changes for 2018.

  1. The conference begins a full day earlier the previous years, with classes being offered beginning on Wednesday, February 28.
  2. The previous new-technology showcase Innovator Summit and Innovator Showdown are now going to be the all-new Innovation Showcase and fill be featured following Steve Rockwood’s general session address.  Genealogy companies of all sizes will have the opportunity to present their ideas for the chance to win the title  ‘Best Family History Innovations in 2018.’
  3. Expanded hours for the Expo Hall – including a Wednesday night preview opening from 6-8pm.
  4. Conference check-in will be available beginning Tuesday, February 27.

You can read more about these exciting changes on the RootsTech blog. And Follow ConferenceKeeper for all RootsTech 2018 updates!


Disclaimer: We are once again Ambassadors for the RootsTech Conference, which means that in exchange for access to the conference we will share updates and information to our followers. Honestly, they didn’t have to twist our arm — we’ve been fans of the conference from day 1 (actually even before that!)