Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Roots Tech Congerence Broadcast

I received this information tonight. It states that the sessions will be free, I am still working their website to figure out exactly where these sessions will be. And if you all are interested in any of these online sessions- let me know. I personally am looking forward to these courses.
Especially since they are online and FREE.  RootsTech Conference Will Broadcast Select Sessions Free Online SALT LAKE CITY—RootsTech, a new family history and technology conference
held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 10-12, 2011, announced today that
six of its popular sessions will be broadcasted live and complimentary over
the Internet. The live broadcasts will give those unable to attend
worldwide a sample of this year’s conference content. Interested viewers
can watch the live presentations at RootsTech.org. The first-year
conference has attracted over 2,000 registered attendees.
The free online sessions include some of the keynote speakers and a
sampling of technology and family history presentations.  Following are the
six broadcasts, speakers, and times of the presentations. All times are in
Mountain Standard Time (MST):
Thursday, February 10, 2011
·       8:30-9:00 a.m., A World of Information, Shane Robison, chief technology
officer, Hewlett Packard
·       9-9:30 a.m., Turning Roots, Branches, Trees into Nodes, Links, Graphs,
Jay L. Verkler, chief executive officer, FamilySearch International
·       3-4:00 p.m., Digitally Preserving Your Family Heritage, Barry Ewell,
founder of MyGenShare.com
Friday, February 11, 2011
·       8:30-9:30 a.m., The Changing Face of Genealogy, by Curt Witcher,
manager of the Historical Genealogy Department, Allen County Public
·       9:45-10:45 a.m., Cloud Computing: What is it and how it has been used
to create the next familysearch.org, by Brian Pugh, senior engineer,
FamilySearch International
Saturday, February 12, 2011
·       8:30-9:30 a.m. Personal Archiving and Primary Documents, Brewster
Kahle, founder of the Internet Archives
·       1:45-2:45 p.m., Virtual Presentations Round Table and Collaborative
Panel Discussion, Thomas MacEntee, professional genealogist and technology
·       3:00-4:00 p.m., The Power of PDF: Tools for Every Genealogist, D. Josh
Taylor, Director of Education and Programs at New England Historical
Genealogical Society.
About RootsTech
RootsTech is a new conference designed to bring technologists together
with genealogists to learn from each other and find solutions to the
challenges faced in family history research today. The conference’s
activities and offerings are focused on content that will help genealogists
and family historians discover exciting new research tools while enabling
technology creators to learn the latest development techniques from
industry leaders and pioneers.

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