02 September 2020
FamilySearch has announced that the RootsTech 2021 conference will be a free of charge virtual event, taking place on 25 - 27 February 2021.
The popular genealogy conference usually takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA but in 2021, will be a free of charge virtual event open to all.
FamilySearch, who run the conference, has announced that the virtual format 'will enable attendees to participate from around the world and will feature inspiring keynote speakers, dozens of classes in multiple languages, and a virtual marketplace'.
What will RootsTech Connect 2021 offer?
Throughout the three-day online event, attendees will be able to interact with presenters, exhibitors, and other attendees through live chat and question & answer sessions.
The event will offer a combination of both livestream and on-demand content to accommodate differences in time zone for participants. In addition, sessions will be available to view on-demand after the event concludes.
Will the conference always be online from now on?
FamilySearch International CEO Steve Rockwood explained that RootsTech hopes to gather in-person again in the future but anticipates the RootsTech Connect virtual opportunity will become a regular addition to the event.
How do I find out more?
You can register for the conference here and watch the launch video below.