RootsTech Connect 2021, hosted by FamilySearch, has come to a close, but not really. Did you know that you can still access RootsTech? They were originally going to close up everything, but access to your Playlist, but have since changed that! Not only can you access everything in your playlist for a year, the sessions/classes and Expo Hall, but they are keeping chat available till the 4th, and you can still access RootsTech relatives as of right now! So, if you want to view any of the 1,000+ RootsTech Sessions, Keynote Speakers or the Expo Hall, they are all still available, and will continue to be available!
Did you know that you can also save the sessions/classes to your YouTube watch later list, if you think it may be easier to access your classes from YouTube as opposed to going onto the RootsTech platform again and again? Just go to the session pin you'd like to save, and click on it. From there, on the upper top right corner of the video, you'll see the watch later clock symbol, and just click it. Make sure you are logged into your YouTube account before clicking it, and once you click on it, it will be automatically added to your YouTube watch later list. :)
Did you know that RootsTech Connect 2021 was such a hit going virtual this year due to Covid, that they went from about 30,000 attendees last year to 1,000,000 this year, Amazing! This was the most fantastic event of the year!
They really outdid themselves with their virtual platform! Did you know that the most time spent on planning for RootsTech this year, after realizing they needed to go virtual to make it happen this year due to Covid, was for the platform they were going to use? It took them 2 months checking out different platform companies, before realizing that none of them had what they needed for an event such as their's, and determined they needed to build their own site for RootsTech! The site for RootsTech was awesome, it was beyond anything I could have imagined! When I first signed up, I thought it wasn't going to be that awesome virtually, and would be most likely like all the other virtual experiences I had this past year, but boy was I wrong! Not only was the content what made RootsTech this year, but it was their platform that brought it all together and was striking, and made you feel like you were really part of an event! This definitely was the event of the year!
I absolutely loved everything about RootsTech, from ALL of the keynote speakers, the sessions, the RootsTech break sessions, the RootsTech relatives, the expo hall, to the chat and more, all of it was fantastic! All the keynote speakers were amazing, but my absolute faves, were the CEO, Steve Rockwood's keynote speech, Sharon Leslie Morgan's keynote speech, Astrid Tuminez's keynote speech, and Nick Vujicic's keynote speech, as those are the particular speeches and personal stories that resonated with me. My other absolute faves at RootsTech were the RootsTech session break videos, that were so thought and emotion provoking, and the Facebook Live Daily Wrap Ups with Ancestry.com's Crista Cowan, and chatting with RootsTech relatives!
I really hope that they keep this platform for next year ( I mean, they spent a lot of time and resources building it, and already have it, so why not?!) and decide doing both an in person event and virtual, then more people from around the world would be able to join, and they may be able to keep close to the amount of attendees they had this year!
So, if you missed the RootsTech Connect 2021 event, you can still view all the classes for FREE!
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