Wednesday, 1 February 2012

RootsTech sessions online

RootsTech, the largest genealogy event of its kind this year, have scheduled fourteen sessions to be broadcast live from Salt Lake City and free over the Internet. They will available through RootsTech.org.

The presentations are, with times converted to Eastern Standard Time (EST):

Thursday, February 2
10:30-noon, Inventing the Future, as a Community (Keynote Address) by Jay L. Verkler
1:00 pm-2:00 pm, Do I Trust the Cloud? by D. Joshua Taylor
3:45-4:45 pm, Effective Database Search Tactics by Kory Meyerink
5:00-6:00 pm, Twitter – It’s Not Just “What I Had for Breakfast” Anymore by Thomas MacEntee
6:15-7:15 pm, Eleven Layers of Online Searches by Barbara Renick

Friday, February 3
10:30-11:30 am, Exabyte Social Clouds and Other Monstrosities (Keynote Address) by Josh Coates
11:45-12:45 pm, Publish Your Genealogy Online by Laura G. Prescott
1:00 pm-2:00 pm, Optimize Your Site for Search Engines by Robert Gardner
3:45-4:45 pm, Genealogists “Go Mobile” by Sandra Crowly
5:00-6:00 pm, Google’s Toolbar and Genealogy by Dave Barney

Saturday, February 4
10:30-11:30 am, Making the Most of Technology to Further the Family History Industry(Keynote Address) by Tim Sullivan and Ancestry.com Panel
11:45-12:45 pm Genealogy Podcasts and Blogs 101 by Lisa Louise Cooke
1:00 pm-2:00 pm, Future of FamilySearch Family Tree by Ron Tanner
3:45-4:45 pm, Privacy in a Collaborative Environment by Noah Tatuk

This is a great opportunity to "attend" some interesting-sounding presentations without the hassle and expense of travelling to the event.

Trying to decide? Find out more about these and other presentations by checking out the free syllabus material. You can download the whole thing, 82MB, from RootsTech-AllSyllabi.zip or individual session syllabi by browsing the schedule. If you learn better from textual material that may be all you need.

Keep up with other things going on through the eyes of the official bloggers, unofficial bloggers like Audrey Collins, and Twitter using the hashtag #rootstech.




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for adjusting the times! I had not thought about the time difference.