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RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a conference with a unique emphasis on helping individuals learn and use the latest technology to get started or accelerate their efforts to find, organize, perserve and share their family's connections and history.

Wednesday, February 8, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Marriott Grand Ballroom

Welcome Party: "We Don't Need Roads"

Kick off RootsTech 2017 by attending the 80s themed welcoming party in the Marriott Ballroom. Play 80s video games, listen to 80s music, enjoy appetizers and drinks, hear a special Innovator Showdown announcement, and of course, expand your network.

Thursday, February 9, 8:00–9:00 p.m., The Conference Center at Temple Square

RootsTech Opening Event: “Music, It Runs in the Family”

This opening event will feature music and stories of the Rodgers and Hammerstein legacy. The performance will feature music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and special guest soloist Dallyn Vail Bayles and memories by Rogers and Hammerstein, with narration by Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein III. The program will have priority seating for registered RootsTech attendees, but the remainder of the tickets will be made available to the general public online at

Friday, February 10, 5:30–7:00 p.m., RootsTech Expo Hall

Cultural Celebration: "Celebrate Your Heritage"

This special cultural performance held in the demo theater of the expo hall will include Latin music and dancing, African drummers, Irish dancing, and free giveaways by sponsors and exhibitors. Don't miss it!

Friday, February 10, 10:30–11:30 a.m., Salt Palace Hall D

Innovator Showdown

Come watch innovators present their best ideas on stage before renowned judges, key industry influencers, potential investors, peers, and a live audience for significant prizes and global exposure. The competition will be held in Hall D of the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Saturday, February 11, 5:30 p.m., Salt Palace Hall D

Closing Event: "Celebrating Life with Music—and Cake"

Wrap up your conference experience with a good laugh and quality music, featuring comedic entertainer Jason Hewlett; BYU's Men's a cappella chorus, Vocal Point; and a cappella women's chorus, Noteworthy.

Introduction to RootsFinder for the RootsTech Innovator Showdown 2017<br /><br />Dick Eastman predicted the genealogy audience is getting younger. But they’re not interested in pedigree charts; they want stories, videos, and social media. So how do we interest the rising generation in family history but also share good research?<br /><br />Introducing RootsFinder: a free new cloud-based genealogy program making family history fun for the whole family.<br /><br />With the RootsFinder media gallery, you don’t have to “walk the tree” to find interesting stuff. You can just dive right in.<br />It’s easy to find people and stories, then share them on social media.<br /><br />Since ancestor pages look a lot like Facebook pages, the Google-like card interface is intuitive for the next generation.<br />Easy to follow hints are simple enough that even kids can start finding their roots.<br /><br />RootsFinder is fully integrated with FamilySearch, and you can also make cool videos using media you’ve added. It’s free and you can upgrade any time to remove ads or get more storage.<br /><br />These features are fun. And they’re powered by essential tools for serious genealogy.<br /><br />For example, RootsClipper allows you to browse the Internet and clip facts into your tree. It automatically fills in the information for you using a revolutionary approach to evidence management.<br /><br />And with sharing, you control who can see or edit your tree.<br /><br />RootsFinder steps into the future delivering powerful tools for genealogists hand in hand with fun, social features for the rising generation. Sign up for free at
RootsFinder makes it easy to research and share your family history. Use our RootsClipper browser extension to quickly and accurately add information to your tree from anywhere online. You can add all the information about a family at once. Sign up for free hints from FamilySearch and other historical record providers. Use the evidence analysis report to compare sources side by side and resolve conflicting evidence.<br /><br />As you discover family photos and stories, share with your family in a modern, fun way they can appreciate. You can even make videos to tell family stories. Your family doesn't need a subscription. It's free forever (ad-supported) or you can upgrade to remove ads or increase storage.
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