|Find out more by going to http://rootstech.familysearch.org|
Its fascinating that FamilySearch, Brigham Young University, Ancestry.com and other entities are coming together to sponsor a new concept RootsTech 2011 conference ~ not your usual genealogy conference.
At a media briefing that concluded a few minutes ago, Jim Ericson, of FamilySearch, described the typical attendee in the following categories:
- power users of existing genealogy technology
- folks who "wish" that technology could do this or that
- innovators applying technology to genealogy
- software programmers
- online content providers
The emphasis will be on in-person discussions, but several sessions of the conference will be available through webinar technology.
Efforts to pull-in non-genealogy technology developers is underway.
The CALL FOR PAPERS is currently posted.
Ol' Myrt here applauds FamilySearch's efforts in creating this forum for discussion. The RootsTech annual conference is sure to be an integral component for developing innovative products and services for the genealogy community.
Happy family tree climbing!
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