RootsTech 2011

RootsTech LogoAre you attend­ing Root­sTech in Salt Lake City next week?

Root­sTech is a new fam­i­ly his­to­ry and tech­nol­o­gy con­fer­ence, which aims to unite tech­nol­o­gists and tech­nol­o­gy users. Spon­sors of the con­fer­ence include the usu­al sus­pects (FGS, NEHGS, NGS (for which I am a board mem­ber), Bright­sol­id,, and Ances­try), but also tech­nol­o­gy lead­ers such as Microsoft, Dell, Nov­ell, Ora­cle, and Sprint.

There will be booths and pre­sen­ta­tions, but there are top-notch key note speak­ers on the billing, includ­ing

  • Shane Robi­son, Exec­u­tive VP and Chief Strat­e­gy and Tech­nol­o­gy Offi­cer, Hewlett-Packard
  • Brew­ster Kahle, Founder of WAIS and the Inter­net Archive
  • Curt B. Witch­er, His­tor­i­cal Geneal­o­gy Dept. Man­ag­er, Allen Coun­ty Pub­lic Library
  • Jay Verkler, CEO, Fam­il­y­Search

The con­fer­ence starts on Thurs­day 10 Feb­ru­ary and runs through Sat­ur­day 12 Feb­ru­ary. I will be there rep­re­sent­ing the NGS and par­tic­i­pat­ing in a dis­cus­sion on Sat­ur­day morn­ing on genealog­i­cal data mod­els. Check out the full list of events.