FamilySearch has announced that RootsTech 2021 will be held in February as a free, virtual event.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual family history conference originally scheduled for February 3–6, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah, will now be held online February 25–27, 2021.
“The pandemic is giving us the opportunity to bring RootsTech to a broader audience worldwide,” said Steve Rockwood, FamilySearch International CEO. “A virtual event also allows us to expand our planning to truly make this a global celebration of family and connection.”
RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, has become the largest event of its kind in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants every year.
RootsTech Connect 2021 will feature a variety of keynote speakers, dozens of classes in multiple languages and a virtual marketplace.
Throughout the three-day online event, attendees will have the ability to interact with presenters, exhibitors and other attendees through live chat and Q&A sessions. (READ HERE THE FULL ARTICLE)
Visit rootstech.org to register for the free virtual event.
What Is RootsTech?
RootsTech is about connecting family and finding belonging. RootsTech is presented by FamilySearch International. It is the goal of FamilySearch to help everyone discover, gather and connect families past, present and future.
RootsTech until this year was a 4-day event held annually in Salt Lake City, Utah, dedicated to celebrating family, discovering family histories, and connecting the living to their ancestors and each other. In 2020 Rootstech had 300 breakout sessions, an exciting lineup of celebrity speakers, and a gigantic expo hall.
In 2021, Rootstech will be a virtual, free event, but with the same goals and purpose.