Each year, thousands of people gather in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the largest family history event in the world—RootsTech. All are welcome to participate in this conference and discover more about their family, and there is something for everyone, regardless of expertise. For the year 2020, RootsTech will be held on February 26–29.
Because the conference is all about family history, RootsTech offers discounts to temple and family history consultants and those with Church callings related to family history. There are also a select number of RootsTech keynotes and classes that will be available online for free.
Read below to find out how you can participate in the upcoming RootsTech conference.
Going in Person
RootsTech in person is a great experience. If you have the time and resources available, this is a good option. The conference is dedicated to helping people celebrate and discover their family, even if they are completely new to family history. If you decide to go this route, here is some of what the conference offers:
- Daily keynote sessions with inspirational and knowledgeable speakers.
- More than 300 classes to choose from.
- An expo hall introducing family history resources and tools.
- Specialized forums on innovation, technology, DNA genealogy, and accessing and preserving records.
- Interactive activities related to family history.
Those with family history callings are eligible for a discounted rate when registering for the RootsTech conference. If you fall into this category, use the code 20FAMILY during online registration to get a 4-day pass for $149.
Participants at RootsTech can also attend classes addressed specifically to people with temple and family history callings. These classes often focus on tools and resources available to help others discover, gather, and connect their family on both sides of the veil. Many of these classes will be held as part of Family Discovery Day, a free 1-day RootsTech event hosted by the Family History Department.
Can’t Go to RootsTech? Still Participate in 2 Ways
Even if you may not be able to attend the RootsTech 2020 conference in person, you still have a few ways to participate from home.
Watch Sessions Online—Some for Free!
Every day, RootsTech will select a variety of sessions and topics to livestream on RootsTech.org that will be free and beneficial to all.
Additional online sessions will also be available for anyone who would like to purchase a virtual pass. (Keep an eye on RootsTech.org for more information about virtual passes and when they will be available.)
Watch Family Discovery Day for Free on ChurchofJesusChrist.org
As part of RootsTech, the Family History Department also hosts Family Discovery Day. This event on February 26, 2020, will feature inspirational messages from General Authorities, along with other keynotes from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The livestream with the General Authority speaker will be shown on the ChurchofJesusChrist.org home page.
Prepare to learn and be uplifted. Mark your calendars for RootsTech 2020, on February 26–29, 2020.