February 26 – 29, 2020 | Salt Palace | Salt Lake City, UT

The world’s largest family celebration event is back for a 10-year anniversary. You won’t want to miss this epic gathering of photo organizers, storytellers, and family historians from around the globe who come together to help you discover and celebrate your story.

It’s not too late to register for RootsTech SLC 2020!

RootsTech 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the conference and we’re celebrating the only way we know how – by making everything bigger and better. Don’t miss new things such as: additional class sessions, virtual reality experiences, and keynote speakers such as Emmitt Smith and David Kennerly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is RootsTech?

RootsTech is a global family history event where people of all ages learn to discover, share, and celebrate their family connections across generations through technology. At RootsTech, there is something for everyone, no matter your experience in family history or your skill level in technology.

When is RootsTech 2020?

RootsTech 2020 will be held February 26–29, 2020, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

When is RootsTech 2021?

RootsTech 2021 will be held February 3–6, 2021, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

When is RootsTech 2022?

RootsTech 2022 will be held March 9–12, 2022, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

When is RootsTech 2023?

RootsTech 2023 will be held March 1–4, 2023, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

How do I become a RootsTech exhibitor?

To be an exhibitor, click here. For information, including pricing, email us at [email protected].

How do I become a RootsTech sponsor?

Sponsorship opportunities are available for evening events, keynote sessions, tech lounges, presentation tracks, and more. For more information on RootsTech 2020 sponsorship opportunities, please email us at [email protected].

How is FamilySearch affiliated with RootsTech?

FamilySearch International is the hosting organization of RootsTech.

What time will exhibitors be able to set up and tear down?

Exhibitor setup for 2020 is February 25 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and February 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

When will the mobile app go live?

The RootsTech app is available for download on iOS here and on Android here.

Will sessions of the conference be streamed online?

Yes. Similar to past years, we will stream several sessions of the conference live on our website. Once the conference is over, recordings of these sessions will be posted on our website for a limited time (generally until the next RootsTech conference). You also have the option of purchasing a virtual pass to gain access to a larger variety of classes.

Will you make streaming sessions available in other languages?

At this time, we don’t have plans to make streaming sessions available in other languages on the RootsTech website.

Are streaming sessions available for download?

No, they are available for a limited time to view as a recording on the RootsTech website.

Are there activities for youth at RootsTech?

Young people (ages eight and up) are always invited to RootsTech but must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and should be completed by a parent or guardian. All children and youth should be accompanied by an adult while at RootsTech.

What is Family Discovery Day?

Family Discovery Day is a part of the RootsTech Salt Lake City experience. There will be classes, activities, and a devotional for Latter-day Saints (ages eight and up) offered at RootsTech. Registration is required and should be completed by a parent or guardian. All children and youth should be accompanied by an adult while at RootsTech. Learn more.

Are children allowed at RootsTech?

RootsTech is a paid, professional conference; therefore, we ask that children under eight not attend RootsTech. All children eight years of age and older need to be registered to attend RootsTech, either as a paid attendee or for the free Family Discovery Day on Saturday. No strollers are permitted in the Salt Palace Convention Center.

I am coming from out of town. Where should I stay?

A limited number of rooms have been held at nearby hotels for RootsTech attendees at special rates. Please visit the hotels page for more information, and contact the hotel directly for room reservations. Further assistance can be obtained by visiting visitsaltlake.com.

Do you offer translation services at RootsTech?

With the exception of American Sign Language (ASL), we do not offer translation services at RootsTech. To request ASL interpretation, email [email protected] no later than January 24, 2020, with the list of classes you want to attend.

What help is available for international attendees to come to RootsTech?

If you are an international attendee attempting to secure a visa for travel, you will need to register for the RootsTech conference by purchasing a RootsTech pass. Registering for a one-day, Getting Started, or Family Discovery Day pass will not qualify for a visa.

Once your registration has been confirmed and paid for, an invoice will be sent to the email you used to register. Submit this invoice with your nonimmigrant visa application.

Beyond the invoice, RootsTech does not provide any additional letters, emails, or communication endorsing international attendees or providing assistance with visa or passport requests. Please contact your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate to apply for a nonimmigrant visa.

In addition to the conference fees, you will need to fund any travel, food, and lodging expenses while in the United States.

What is the RootsTech Code of Conduct policy?

Read the RootsTech Code of Conduct here.

Are there food options available at the Salt Palace?

Yes, a number of food options are available within the Salt Palace Convention Center. In the main hallways of the lower concourse, you’ll find food carts that sell anything from beverages to sandwiches. During lunch hours, the Salt Palace contracts with Utah Food Services to offer a number of options, including salads, burritos, and pastas.

Will there be internet connection at the Salt Palace?

Yes, free access to the internet will be available during the conference. There is limited access, however, and several thousand attendees may try to access the internet at the same time, so you may experience slow connectivity.

Where can I park?

Several parking plazas are located near the Salt Palace and in downtown Salt Lake City. Visit rideuta.com for public transportation options.

What is the cost to attend RootsTech?

Click here to see the pass-comparison chart.

How do I register?

You can register by clicking the Register button on the home page of the website. If you need assistance, please email [email protected].

Schedule subject to change.

RootsTech Schedule


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