We started off the day bright and early with a tour of the expo hall. It was super cool to see the final touches going up.
After an amazing tour we headed over to the keynote. The property brothers did an amazing job! I loved hearing them speak about their family.
Another cool thing that RootsTech has is innovators alley in the expo hall. I went and visited the vendors there, they have a lot of cool ideas!
That night, after a wonderful dinner at the Nauvoo cafe, I attended the Hammerstein Mormon tab concert with my grandparents. At the concert Forever announced their partnership with family search.
I started off the day crazy!! I slept through my alarm and so my dad woke me right as we were supposed to leave. I'm pretty sure I got ready in record time. We made it right before the keynote was going to start. It was amazing! Levar Burton gave a stirring address and there wasn't a dry eye in the room! After him Kenyatta Berry, Sheri Camp, and, Melvin Collier spoke.
At the end of the keynote, they had a choir come and sing, It was awesome!
As everyone left to go to their various classes we stayed put and watched the innovators showdown. Remember how I said I left in a rush? Well as the showdown was starting I looked down to see my shirt inside out!! Some days your on top of your game, and other days you wander around RootsTech with an inside out shirt. After I got over that shock :), I turned my attention toward the showdown. It was intense! After some deliberation, the judges decided to choose OldNews USA as the innovators showdown winner.
I didn't attend the cultural night, but I'm sure it was amazing! Hope to see you at family discovery day tomorrow!