This is an excellent opportunity to attend several excellent sessions being held at the RootsTech conference this weekend. Remember that the times listed are Mountain Standard Time, and West Coast alarm clocks need to be set one hour earlier than shown.
Here is the post from earlier this week:
The upcoming RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City is pulling out all the stops in using technology in delivering the sessions to attendees. Conference organizers announced that several of the sessions will be broadcast over the Internet at no charge. Interested viewers can watch the live presentations at RootsTech.org. The first-year conference has attracted over 2,000 registered attendees. That's AWESOME!
The free online sessions include some of the keynote speakers and a sampling of technology and family history presentations. Following are the broadcasts, speakers, and times of the presentations. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST):
Thursday, February 10, 2011
* 8:30-9:00 a.m., A world of Information, Shane Robison, chief technology officer, Hewlett Packard
* 9-9:30 a.m., Turning Roots, Branches, Trees into Nodes, Links, Graphs, Jay L. Verkler, chief executive officer, FamilySearch International
* 3-4:00 p.m., Digitally Preserving Your Family Heritage, Barry Ewell, founder of MyGenShare.com
Friday, February 11, 2011
* 8:30-9:30 a.m., The Changing Face of Genealogy, by Curt Witcher, manager of the Historical Genealogy Department, Allen County Public Library
* 9:45-10:45 a.m., Cloud Computing: What is it and how it has been used to create the next familysearch.org, by Brian Pugh, senior engineer, FamilySearch International
Saturday, February 12, 2011
* 8:30-9:30 a.m. Personal Archiving and Primary Documents, Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archives
* 1:45-2:45 p.m., Virtual Presentations Round Table and Collaborative Panel Discussion, Thomas MacEntee, professional genealogist and technology specialist
* 3:00-4:00 p.m., The Power of PDF: Tools for Every Genealogist, D. Josh Taylor, Director of Education and Programs at New England Historical Genealogical Society.