In addition to classes, activities, and the huge expo hall, RootsTech attendees will also enjoy thrilling entertainment and events of music, comedy, culture, and technology. See below for the full listing of events happening daily.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
RootsTech Opening Social
Sponsored by Forever.com After more than 100 million YouTube views, musical sensation Alex Boyé is performing just for you. This evening event promises to be thrilling and energetic as Boyé kicks off RootsTech 2015. He joins up with the stars of his popular “Let It Go” cover and America’s Got Talent quarter-finalist One Voice Children’s Choir. The RootsTech opening social will be held in Hall D at 6:00 p.m.
Friday, February 13, 2015
RootsTech Innovator Showdown
Sponsored by MyHeritage Be sure to catch the live performance where the top minds in family history compete for your votes and a chance to win $25,000 in prizes. The finalists will unveil cutting-edge technology and their breakthrough creations before a live panel of judges and you. Your vote could determine who goes home with the big prize—guaranteed the most entertaining way to see the future of family history. The RootsTech Innovator Showdown will happen in Hall D at 10:30 a.m.
Celebrate Your Heritage at Cultural Night
Sponsored by Pictureline Come visit the expo hall for an exclusive world party. Sights, sounds, and dancing from around the world will be highlighted as groups of performers showcase the world’s cultures. The expo hall will have extended hours for this entertaining trip around the world. That gives you more time to roam the hall packed with hundreds of interactive booths showing the latest in discovering and connecting your family.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
RootsTech Closing Event
Sponsored by FamilySearch Celebrate with an exciting grand finale you’ll never forget. American Idol finalist David Archuleta and the popular sketch comedy group Studio C from BYUtv team up for comedy and music. This will be a “never before seen” event as Studio C unveils a new sketch and David unveils a new, original song. The closing event will commence at 5:15 p.m. in Hall D.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Sponsored by Ancestry If you want to change the future of family history, or have an idea that can transform how we celebrate and honor our family, then the innovator summit is for you. Developers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs from around the country will come together on Wednesday, February 11, to collaborate and share insight.
It’s a unique one-day chance to help dreams become reality. Nathan Furr, Ph.D., an expert in innovation and entrepreneurship, will keynote the day and will be joined by Eric Shoup, Chief Product Officer of Ancestry. Innovator Summit will also include a full day of classes on Wednesday with additional classes on Thursday and Friday, the Innovator Summit social (sponsored by Ancestry), and a hack-a-thon challenge event at the end of the day.
An innovator summit pass is required to attend. For event information and registration, visit RootsTech.org/InnovatorSummit.