Monday, January 6, 2014

RootsTech 2014 - My Thursday (6 February) Class Choices

Today is not the last day for the $159 Early Bird registration fee for the full pass at RootsTech 2014 in Salt Lake City - the registration fee will be $239 after today 27 January.

I've started looking at the class schedules for each day at and these are the classes that I most want to attend on Thursday, 6 February:

8:30 a.m. - Thursday General Session, Keynote Address -- Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman; and Annalies van den Belt of D.C. Thomson Family History. (Hall E)

10:30 a.m. - Tom Jones: "Can a Complex Research Problem Be Solved Online?" (Ballroom B)

10:30 a.m. - Ryan Heaton:  "GEDCOM X" (Unconferencing Room 1)

1:00 p.m. - Alice Kane: "A Mobile Genealogist: Using Evernote for Genealogy Research" (Ballroom G)

1:00 p.m. - Ron Tanner: "FamilySearch Family Tree: What's New and What's Next" (Hall E)

1:00 p.m. - Tony Hanson:  "Personal Digital Archiving for the Genealogist" (Ballroom B)

2:30 p.m. - Juliana Smith:  "Common Surnames: Finding Your Smiths" (Ballroom C)

2:30 p.m. - Elaine Collins: "Old world, New World: as the Key Resource for Tracing British Ancestry" (Ballroom H)

2:30 p.m. - Jen Baldwin:  "Online Trees: The Root of All Evil?" (Ballroom A)

4:00 p.m. - Randy Hoffman:  "Genealogy In the Cloud" (Hall E)

4:00 p.m. - Pamela Weisberger: "Mergers and Acquisitions: The Business of Expanding Your Family Tree" (Ballroom C)

4:00 p.m. - D. Joshua Taylor:  "Run, Jump and Collecting Coins: Gaming and Family History" (Ballroom D)

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).  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.  Several of them will be on the Live Streaming, and I may catch those later at home.  But I have good intentions!

I will highlight my Friday 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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UPDATED:  7 January to highlight Early Bird registration change.


Drew Smith said...

One quick correction: The last name of the DC Thomson Family History CEO is "van den Belt".

Louis Kessler said...

Randy, we probably won't have any in common with so many to choose from, other than the keynotes. My choices are at:

Hey Drew (if you listening). Why isn't anything at all happening with FHISO, and why nothing at all about it at RootsTech? Hopefully we can get together there.


Miriam Robbins said...

I paid for my Early Bird Registration a while ago. As I'm looking at the schedule, my question is, "How do we sign up for individual classes?" Am I missing something? I'm sure there must be some sort of class sign up, sometime, somewhere.