Sunday, February 15, 2015
Rootstech 2015 days 2 and 3
Day 2 I was not privy to Live Streaming with so much to get done before the weekend began, but enjoyed all of my fellow Geneablogger and facebook friends posts of their experiences - ohh the rush rootstech give you when you are there in person - you can't sleep! Too much excitement - too many new friends just as nuts about genealogy and technology as you are! It is about as close to a heaven as we can produce for the family researcher and that is just dandy with me!
Saturday, I awoke early and chimed in just in time for the live stream with Shipley Munson to announce A.J. Abrahms (of "I'm a Cousin" fame) and later watched and listened to Donnie Osmond share his family life and perform some for us all. Both did a great job and left so many memories just by blessing attendees with their heartfelt presence and various photo ops throughout the day.
The only problem with rootstech is that it is not every month, every week or every day! They added a whopping 8,000 more attendees to this years event - that is as many registered adults as we totalled for the event two conferences ago!
21,000+ attendees in 2015
13,000+ attendees in 2014
7,000+ attendees in 2013 (my first adventure to SLC)
4,500+ attendees in 2012
3,000+ attendees in 2011
I expect Rootstech 2016 to easily surpass the 30,000 registered attendees mark and honestly think I should plan for an air mattress, pillows and sheets because that small city population definitely justifies a three night sleepover if not also a nightly lock in!
Posted by ............................................................Genedocs at 2:07 PM