Get to Know the Keynote Speakers of RootsTech 2022!

This year's keynote speakers at RootsTech 2022 will inspire you to choose connection.

For some of the best stories of connection during RootsTech, be sure to check out this year's amazing keynote speakers. Visit the main stage at to watch these individuals share their stories with live audiences around the world, including in home countries such as Argentina, Brazil, France, and Ghana.

    Get a glimpse into speakers' lives as they tell their stories of resilience, tradition, success, and connection. From boxing champion Azumah Nelson's rise from humble beginnings and Food Network star Molly Yeh's passion for her heritage, to famous baker Apollonia Poîlane's strength to continue her family's bakery through hard times and more, we hope you find a story that resonates with you.

    RootsTech is a completely free, online genealogy event, and you can enjoy all the conference has to offer throughout the year. Read more about the keynote speakers below and be sure to view their keynote addresses on the RootsTech Main Stage.

    Meet the Keynote Speakers of RootsTech 2022

    January 5, 2022
    Apollonia Poilâne is one of the best bread bakers in the world. She runs a well-known bakery in Paris and shares her baking skills with peop…
    January 12, 2022
    Matthew Modine is an award-winning actor well known for his roles in Hollywood and on Netflix. We are excited to announce that Matthew Modin…
    January 19, 2022
    Diego Torres is a singer, songwriter, producer, musician, and actor from Argentina. He is the winner of three Latin Grammys and a number of …
    January 26, 2022
    Azumah Nelson is a former World Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight and super-featherweight champion who is widely considered one of the grea…
    February 2, 2022
    Molly Yeh is known as a star of a Food Network series where she shares the very best of her recipes inspired by her Jewish and Chin…
    February 16, 2022
    Thaís Pacholek has a degree in performing arts and journalism. Born in Curitiba, Brazil, she first went on stage when she was 9 years old. W…
    February 9, 2022
    Maysoon Zayid is a comedian, actress, disability advocate, writer, and tap dancer. She was a full-time on-air contributor to Countdown with …
    Steve Rockwood is the president and CEO of FamilySearch International. Tune in to his keynote speech to learn how you can choose connection in your life.

    What is RootsTech?

    RootsTech is a place to learn, be inspired, and make connections through family history. Hosted by FamilySearch and sponsored by other leading genealogy organizations, we have hundreds of expert classes, tips and tricks videos, and inspiring stories that can help you experience family history like never before. Visit our on-demand learning library or make plans to join us for our next virtual or in-person conference event.

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