Wednesday, January 25, 2012

RootsTech to Stream Live Sessions

I had been hoping that the RootsTech conference would stream some live sessions on the internet like they did last year, and now the announcement has come in the FamilySearch Researcher Help Community Newsletter:

RootsTech Live
“Can’t attend RootsTech 2012 in person? Join us online for RootsTech Live every day during the conference, Thursday through Saturday, February 2–4. All events held in room 155 of the conference hall will be streamed live on the conference home page. Check out the conference schedule to see which sessions are being held in room 155 and will be available for live-streaming on”

 I checked the schedule for all the presentations that will be held in room 155 and therefore will be streamed live on the internet. The following sessions will be available to all who want to participate virtually (all times listed are Mountain Time):

Thursday, February 2nd 
8:30 - 10:00 am  Keynote address  Inventing the Future, as a Community   Jay Verkler
11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Do I Trust the Cloud?   D. Joshua Taylor
1:45 - 2:45 pm   Effective Database Search Tactics   Kory Meyerink
4:15 - 5:15 pm  Eleven Layers of Online Searches   Barbara Renick

Friday, February 3rd
8:30 - 9:30 am  Keynote address Exabyte Social Clouds and other Monstrosities   Josh Coates
9:45 - 10:45 am  Publish Your Genealogy Online   Laura Prescott
11:00 am - 12:00 pm   Optimizing Your Site for Search Engines   Robert Gardner
1:45 - 2:45 pm  Genealogists “Go Mobile”   Sandra Crowley
3:00 - 4:00 pm  Google's Toolbar and Genealogy   David Barney

Saturday, February 4th
8:30 - 9:30 am  Keynote address Making the most of technology to further the family history industry   Tim Sullivan
9:45 - 10:45 am  Genealogy Podcasts and Blogs 101   Lisa Louise Cooke
11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Future of FamilySearch Family Tree   Ron Tanner
1:45 - 2:45 pm Privacy in a Collaborative Environment   Noah Tutak

I hope you are able to catch some of these presentations if you are not able to attend the conference.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the info Angela. Good news for those of us who cannot attend!