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.