2017 RootsTech Now Open for Registration

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  • 19 September 2016

In 2016 RootsTech attracted more than 28,000 attendees in-person from all 50 U.S. states and more than 30 countries.  Photo courtesy of RootsTech.

Article Highlights

  • RootsTech is an annual family history and technology conference.
  • One-day Getting Started pass is $49, limited three-day pass is $69.
  • The conference offers keynote speakers and over 200 informative sessions.

FamilySearch International has announced that registration to RootsTech 2017 is now open.

RootsTech is an annual family history and technology conference where guests of all ages are inspired to discover, preserve, and share their family roots, heritage, and stories across generations—past, present, and future.

In 2016 the event attracted more than 28,000 attendees in-person from all 50 U.S. states and more than 30 countries. RootsTech 2017 will be held February 8–11 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The popular Innovator Summit and free Family Discovery Day are also open for registration. The website for registration is RootsTech.org.

The four-day conference will offer attendees a full lineup of inspiring and well-known keynote speakers; over 200 informative sessions, including hands-on computer labs taught by industry professionals and leaders; interactive activities and helpful exhibitors in the expo hall; and entertaining evening events.


All are designed to inspire and empower personal family discoveries. Early bird discount pricing is available for a limited time on four-day passes at just $159 and $189 for the RootsTech plus Innovator Summit pass. Passes for the Getting Started track start at $49 for a single day and $69 for a limited three-day pass. All passes include access to the popular expo hall and morning keynote sessions.

Innovator Summit

Starting off the four-day RootsTech conference is the Innovator Summit, a unique one-day conference designed for serious entrepreneurs, developers, and innovators interested in giving their creative ideas traction in a growing multi-billion-dollar industry. The event also offers attendees the opportunity to interact and connect with industry influencers, executives, and investors. The summit will include a morning general session (the keynote speaker will be announced soon), over 20 classes, the Innovator Showdown semifinals, and more. Innovator Summit ONLY passes are available at the discount price of $99.

Along with the Innovator Summit, the Innovator Showdown returns to RootsTech with $100,000 in prizes. Innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world and from any industry are invited to compete with their latest products or services that enable individuals to discover, preserve, and share their personal and family stories, memories, or ancestral connections. The top five finalists will be invited to present their product or service on the main RootsTech stage before a panel of judges and a live audience on Friday, February 10, just after the morning keynote session.

Family Discovery Day

Registration for Family Discovery Day is also now open. The event takes place on Saturday, February 11, 2017, and is designed for families and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This free and fun one-day event includes inspiring messages from Church leaders; engaging classes for families, youth, and young single adults; and evening entertainment to inspire and help families and members discover, preserve, and share their family connections. Family Discovery Day attendees will also have access to all the interactive activities and exhibitors found in the RootsTech expo hall. Event details, including speakers and classes, will be made available soon at RootsTech.org. Registration is required.