A lot of you who missed the inaugural RootsTech 2011 conference in Salt Lake City last month have been asking me about the availability of online video presentations. Well, I'm happy to say that the keynote addresses (which were streamed live during the conference) and a few other popular presentations can now be viewed online for free at RootsTech.org. The conference which still has the genealogy community buzzing, had over 3,000 in-person attendees and another 4,500 attending remotely over the Internet. In-person attendees hailed from 42 states and 15 countries, according to a FamilySearch press release. Some came from as far away as China, New Zealand, Australia, Namibia, and Israel.
The 2011 RootsTech conference was pulled together quickly by industry standards--in about 6 months. "The fact that we were able to attract as many conference goers as we did in such a short amount of time testifies to the interest there is in technology and family history," said RootsTech conference chair, Anne Roach. "And we've put the videos of the keynotes and other presentations online for free to give others a chance to share in the RootsTech experience; to give them a taste of what they can expect for 2012," added Roach.
In addition to the six video presentations mentioned above, video interviews of other conference speakers and developers can be watched on the Genealogy Gems YouTube channel.