During the last few months I have been reporting on events leading up to RootsTech London and sharing with you the excitement of the event itself. Now it is time to look forward to Rootstech 2020 being held in Salt Lake City in February, where I will be speaking and again acting as an Ambassador for the event, helping to publicise what is happening, who the keynote speakers are, and of course the presentations being given by experienced genealogists from around the world, and information about the Expo area too.
I will be presenting 2 talks, Scottish Research – The Basics, and Scottish Research – More Unusual Resources. So if you have discovered some Scottish ancestors in your family tree, now is the time to learn how you can research them.
RootsTech Salt Lake City will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary, and the theme for the 2020 conference is “The Story of You.” The First Keynote Speaker was announced a few days ago. David Hume Kennerly, a name which will probably be unfamiliar to many UK readers. He is a Pulitzer Prize—winning White House photographer. His photos have appeared on more than 50 major magazine covers. He has photographed 10 U.S. presidents and served as a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine and was a contributing photographer for Time and Life magazines. American Photo magazine named Kennerly “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography,” and Washingtonian magazine called Kennerly one of the 50 most important journalists in Washington, D.C.
If you would like to attend RootsTech, but are unsure, this is a great opportunity to come along for a day, to get a flavour of what it is all about. You can buy a one-day pass for half price by using the Code GENFRIEND – a fantastic saving. This offer closes on December 9th.
Or maybe you would like to come for the whole event – well here is a great opportunity to win a 4 day pass to RootsTech by entering my competition. Even if you have already booked, you can get a refund if you are the lucky winner!
The pass is worth $299 and gives you access to the Keynote and General sessions, and to over 300 classes. It also includes admission to the Expo Hall and Evening Events.
The prize does not include travel, accommodation or other things like food! Computer labs and the paid lunches etc. are not included in the prize.
The competition could not be easier, all you need to do is to follow me on Twitter, and to send me an email confirming you have followed me to firstname.lastname@example.org . My Twitter name is @historylady2013
Closing date for the competition is midnight GMT December 20th .
Disclaimer: As a RootsTech Ambassador, I get free admission to the event, and some other benefits including lunch vouchers but I pay for my own travel, and accommodation.