FW: [iajgs] RootsTech 2012 Conference
- 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
. 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
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee