Rootstech 2015 (February 12–14, 2015) is shaping up to be one of the most exciting events of the year. As the largest family history event in the world, it is the perfect place to be inspired to discover and share your family stories and connections—past, present, and future. Whether you’re an avid genealogist or you are just getting started, RootsTech has something for everyone.
Adding to the excitement of this year’s conference, RootsTech welcomes former first lady Laura Bush and daughter Jenna Bush Hager. The former first lady will talk about life in the White House and the importance of family during those eight years, as well as reflect on the difficult days following September 11. Jenna Bush Hager, an NBC The Today Show special correspondent, will join her mother onstage for a fireside chat where they will share family stories as a new mother and grandmother.
- Inspiring keynotes sessions with entertainer Donny Osmond, New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs, innovator and technologist Tan Le, and of course the Bushes.
- Over 200 Classes for all experience levels, including such topics as using social media for family history and preserving and sharing your family photos. A “Getting Started” track is offered for beginners.
- Entertaining events with special guest performers, including American Idol finalist David Archuleta, musician and YouTube sensation Alex Boyé, the award-winning One Voice Children’s Choir, and the cast of Studio C from BYUtv.
- An expo hall of hundreds of family history and technology exhibitors available to help you with things such as scanning photos, recording stores, and building a family tree.
Admission to RootsTech 2015 starts at $19 for a one-day pass and $39 for a three-day pass. Visit RootsTech.org for more information and to register.
Free Family Discovery Day
The Family Discovery Day is the free event on Saturday to help families discover, share, and connect their ancestor relationships. Speakers and guests at this event include Elder Quentin L. Cook, Elder Neil L. Andersen, Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, the cast of BYUtv’s Studio C, Olympian Noelle Pikus Pace, blogger Al Fox Carraway, and David Archuleta.
Due to overwhelming interest, tickets to attend the Family Discovery Day portion of the RootsTech conference are no longer available. But you can still participate by watching the live stream on the home page of LDS.org from 1:00 to 5:30pm Mountain Time on Saturday (in 10 languages). See the schedule for the Family Discovery Day.