Thursday, January 7, 2016

Less Than One Month to RootsTech!

In a bit under a month, I'll be at RootsTech 2016! Will you be there as well?  It isn't too late to register for what promises to be a jam-packed conference.

Besides the 250+ scheduled sessions targeted to those with genealogy skills from the most basic to most advanced, there have been a number of exciting keynote speakers announced, with more to follow.  Who's already been announced?

  • Doris Kearns Goodwin, a world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize–winning author. She is the author of six critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling books, including her most recent, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism (November 2013). 
  • Bruce Feiler, one of America’s most popular voices on contemporary life. He writes the “This Life" column for the Sunday New York Times and is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Abraham and The Council of Dads. He is the writer and host of the PBS series Walking the Bible and Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler. His most recent book, The Secrets of Happy Families, is a bold playbook for families today. It collects best practices for busy parents from some of the country’s most creative minds, including tops designers in Silicon Valley, elite peace negotiators, and the Green Berets. Featured on World News, Nightline, GMA, the Today Show, and TED, and excerpted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Parade, the book was a Top 5 New York Times bestseller.
  • Paula Williams Madison, Chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management LLC, a Los Angeles based media consultancy company with global reach.  In 2011, Madison retired from NBCUniversal, where she had been Executive Vice President of Diversity as well as a Vice President of the General Electric Company (GE), then the parent company of NBCU. During her 22 years with NBCU, she held a number of successful leadership roles, including President and General Manager of NBC4 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Regional General Manager for NBCU’s Telemundo TV stations, and Vice President and News Director of NBC4 New York.
  • Stephen T. Rockwood, the managing director for the Family History Department and President/CEO of FamilySearch International. Prior to joining FamilySearch, Rockwood specialized in creating unique service offerings for worldwide customers of such brands as MasterCard International, AT&T, Disney, Office Depot, and Citibank among others. He also started two companies that were later acquired by larger companies. Most recently Steve served as director of the international division at FamilySearch.
  • Josh and Naomi Davis, "Love Taza" bloggers, run a blog that has become a digital destination viewed by millions around the world that come to find a feeling of inspiration and wanderlust and a guide for finding the joy in their everyday experiences.
Full bios for these speakers can be seen here.

Who's coming to RootsTech?

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1 comment:

  1. Lara,

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at

    Have a great weekend!