Thursday, January 23, 2014

RootsTech 2014 - My Saturday (8 February) Class Choices

A reminder:  the $159 Early Bird registration fee for the full pass at RootsTech 2014 in Salt Lake City will be available until 27 January - after that, the full pass registration fee will be $239.

I've started looking at the class schedules for each day at and these are the classes that I most want to attend on Saturday, 8 February:

8:30 a.m. - Saturday General Session, Keynote Address --  Stephanie Nielson (NieNie Dialogues) and Todd Hansen (The Story Trek) (Hall E)

10:30 a.m. - Michael Melendez:  "How to Get Youth Involved in Family History" (Ballroom F)

10:30 a.m. - Lisa Cooke: "Become an iPad Power User" (Ballroom J)

1:00 p.m. - Ron Arons:  "Mapping Madness" (Room 250CF)

1:00 p.m. - Michelle Ercanbrack:  "Behind the Scenes of the Ancestry Research Team" (Room 254ABC)

2:30 p.m. - Charles Knutson: "Genealogy Meets Angry Birds: Making Interfaces More Addictive"  (Room 250AB)

2:30 p.m. - Alison Herzog: "How to Capture Your Living History and Honor Your Ancestors Through Instagram"  (Ballroom A)

4:00 p.m. - Ron Arons: "Finding Living People on the Internet" (Ballroom J)

4:00 p.m. - Jimmy Zimmerman: "Finding Stories on Google Books" (Ballroom C)

I have these classes already starred in my RootsTech 2014 App on my iPhone.

Of course, there is no guarantee that I will attend any of these presentations (other than the keynote session).  
But I have good intentions!  I usually hang out in the Media Center and write a blog post or two every day at RootsTech, and also walk through the Exhibit Hall several times a day asking questions and learning about new resources.  I do plan to watch the Live Streaming sessions when I get home. 

I highlighted my Thursday class choices in RootsTech 2014 - My Thursday (6 February) Class Choices (posted 6 January 2014) and my Friday choices in 
RootsTech 2014 - My Friday (7 February) Class Choices (posted 15 January 2014). I will highlight my Saturday class choices in the next post in this series.

Are you attending RootsTech 2014?  If so, which classes do you want to attend?

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1 comment: said...

Randy, Saturday's schedule seems less interesting to me than Thursday or Friday. I don't know if it is because I am focused to much on information gathering versus sharing or not. May full schedule is on my blog but when I first registered for Saturday classes this is what I signed up for.

8:30 - Keynote - Todd Hansen and Stephanie Nielsen
10:30 - Applying Technology to Each Step of the Genealogist's Research Cycle
1:00 Your Portable, Sortable Research Log
2:30 Presenting and Preserving Family History:
4:00 Big Sites, Little Sites - All Online

They seem to be a little below my skill level but this is my first conference so I feel like I am testing the waters.