One of the duties of a RootsTech Ambassador is to promote the conference by giving away a RootsTech + Innovator Summit 2017 Pass, a $299 USD value. As I’ve mentioned before, I have attended RootsTech since its inception and each year it gets better and bigger. I say it this way because a bigger conference is not always better, but better makes it worth your time and mine.
There are 3 reasons I enjoy RootsTech:
- Keynote addresses from individuals whose life experiences and successes are varied. RootsTech has brought in speakers from the tech industry, the science community, the writer’s circle, the political realm, the entertainment industry, the bloggers’ sphere and of course, the field of family history and genealogy. I have never been disappointed. In 2017, RootsTech is looking forward to hearing from the Property Brothers, LeVar Burton, and Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss-TM.
- RootsTech offers a customized learning opportunity with over 240 sessions from which choose. I’ve heard in the past individuals lamenting because there were too many choices and the participants were placed with the difficult task of choosing one favored session over another. The good news is that if a session fills quickly, there is always another quality session to attend.
- The Expo Hall provides the greatest gathering of organizations, societies, and vendors to explore the latest in the field of family history and genealogy. There’s a Demo Theater for some of the products on the floor and the Discovery Zone where interactive displays provide opportunities to come to know your heritage in a fun way. Innovation Alley was introduced last year, highlighting new tech tools and products. This year RootsTech plans to introduce Heirloom Show and Tell where you can bring a small item or a photo of a larger item and have an expert tell you more about it. In addition, there will be a Coaches’ Corner to provide one-on-one mentoring to help you overcome your brick walls.
In addition to my initial 3 reasons, one cannot forget that the RootsTech venue, the Salt Palace Convention Center, is within walking distance of the Family History Library. Prepare now to access some of the greatest collections on earth in helping you find your ancestors!
Now, how do you enter this giveaway? It’s simple.
#1 First, send me a message via my Let’s Talk page. Fill out your name, email, and in the comment section type, “Entering RootsTech’17 Giveaway.” That’s it. Period. You’ll be entered in this giveaway. Please remember that I will not use your email for any purpose other than entering you into this contest and to notify you if you are the winner, but this information is necessary. The winning prize is non-transferable so only enter if you plan to attend.
#2 If you’d like additional chances to win, you may follow me on Twitter @thesingleleaf or “Like” my Facebook page, the Single Leaf. If you already follow me or have “Like”d my page, message me for entry credit.
#3 If you like, comment, or share any one of my tweets or posts during this contest period, it’s an additional entry. One tweet or post can equal 3 entries, 1 in each category. The contest runs from November 18 to November 28, 2016 at 12:05PM MST. For fun, I might tweet or post some football trivia questions. :-)
This 4-day pass allows entrance to the daily keynote addresses, including the Innovator Summit, your choice of over 240 Getting Started, RootsTech, and General Sessions, entry into the Expo Hall, all evening events. It does not include the welcome event ($25), sponsored lunches ($32), computer labs ($19), transportation to or from the conference, lodging accommodations, meals (except for the box lunch at the Innovator Summit), or any other expenses that you may incur. If you’d like to register for Family Discovery Day, it is free, but you must register separately. The winner of this contest will be chosen at random and his or her name will be announced on this blog, Twitter, and Facebook November 29, 2016. I will also notify the winner by email.
Don’t delay your registration, though; this Pass is currently discounted at $239. Other registration packages are available. If you are the winner of this contest, RootsTech will reimbursed you for the full amount that you prepaid.
Enter today! Good Luck! Hope to see you at RootsTech’17, February 8-11, 2017!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I am designated as an official ambassador to the RootsTech Conference and, as such, I am provided complimentary admission and other services, opportunities, and meals to accomplish my duties. Nevertheless, I have been with RootsTech since its inception and with its predecessor, the BYU Computerized Conference on Family History & Genealogy, for many years as a paid participant. As always, my coverage and opinions are my own and are not affected by my current status. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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