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  • Max Heffler
    This past February was the inaugural of a new conference to learn about technologies and applications that could impact the many emerging facets of family
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 3, 2011
      This past February was the inaugural of a new conference to learn about
      technologies and applications that could impact the many emerging facets of
      family history-related consumer markets worldwide.--it was a huge success
      with over 3,000 attendees. The RootsTech 2012 conference has been
      announced and it is again expected to exceed expectations.

      Please share this with your JGS members!

      Dates/Venue: February 2-4, 2012, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake

      Consider being part of the RootsTech 2012 excitement as a presenter! Please
      look into the list of suggested topics below as a guideline for what they
      are seeking (you are certainly welcome to suggest additional topics).
      RootsTech 2012 presentations will be 40-50 minutes.
      Submit your presentation proposal(s) online at RootsTech 2012 Call for
      Presentations (http://rootstech.org/presenters.php) .

      Submissions are due by June 30, 2011, with an extended deadline of October
      15, 2011 for limited, late-breaking technology research submissions.

      You will be notified on August 27, 2011 if you are accepted.

      Presenters participating in the RootsTech Conference will receive a
      complimentary conference registration and a syllabus. There is no monetary
      compensation for presenters at this conference. Out-of-state speakers
      selected to present four or more lectures will also receive hotel

      Call for Presentations

      February 2-4, 2012 | Salt Lake City, Utah

      Genealogy is a fast growing market segment with broad consumer interest. The
      second annual RootsTech Conference brings genealogy technology users and
      consumer technology creators together to learn, collaborate, and shape the
      future of family history. Genealogy technology users at this conference are
      progressive, forward-thinking, and early adopters of devices and tools that
      simplify family history research. Technology creators include innovators,
      writers of code, developers, and other individuals who produce tools,
      services, and devices that could be used to simplify and increase
      involvement in family history.

      Unique tracks will be offered that address the specific needs of genealogy
      technology users and technology innovators. We invite proposals that address
      technology challenges and solutions that have the potential to improve
      family history and genealogical research. Special emphasis will be placed on
      submissions that find ways for genealogy technology users and technology
      creators to work and interact together. Particular consideration will also
      be given to proposals that provide a hands-on or interactive experience,
      with presenters giving step-by-step approaches to using technology,
      software, hardware, algorithms, APIs, plug-ins, extensions, etc.

      Possible session topics include:

      . GPS and geo-mapping

      . Mobile devices

      . Social applications

      . Imaging and visualization

      . Gamification

      . Cloud-based solutions

      Types of Sessions

      1. Presentations: Classroom settings that engage participants.

      2. Panels or Discussions: Formal panels of experts discussing specific
      topics, led by a facilitator.

      3. Hands-on Workshops: Labs where attendees have hands-on experience in
      a specific task or objective.

      4. Unconferencing: Informal, participant-led discussion groups.

      Jan Meisels Allen
      IAJGS Director-at-Large
      Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee
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