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In a few days, we will enjoy the world’s largest family history event and this year, without having to leave the house. RootsTech Connect will take place from February 25 to 27, 2021; for the first time as an online event.
In previous years, tens of thousands of people traveled to Salt Lake City in the United States to participate. The organization expanded its international borders and held a conference in London in October 2019. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, RootsTech Connect 2021 will be fully virtual.
‘The pandemic gives us the opportunity to bring RootsTech to a wider audience worldwide,” FamilySearch International CEO Steve Rockwood said in a September 1, 2020 press release. “A virtual event also allows us to expand our planning to truly make this a global celebration of family and connection.”
Throughout the three-day online event, attendees will be able to interact with presenters, exhibitors and other attendees through live chat and Q&A sessions.
“Classes will be taught in many languages and presenters will teach from various international locations,” Rockwood said. “We will celebrate cultures and traditions from around the world, with activities which the audience can participate in from home, such as homeland cooking demonstrations, storytelling, and musical performances. This is one virtual event you won't want to miss.”
Among the key speakers there will be Nick Vujicic, New York Times bestselling writer and international motivational speaker; Lorena Ochoa, one of the best female golfers in the world. Other major speakers come from Australia, India, Uruguay, Mexico and the United States, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
As part of the event, we will have the Family Discovery session with Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Patricia. They will talk about the importance of connecting with family, heritage, ancestors, and God.
In addition, Elder David A. Bednar, Elder Gary E. Stevenson and Elder Dale G. Renlund, also of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will lead an instructional meeting of temple and family history leaders.
The youth and young adults between the age of 11 and 35 are also invited to participate in a special activity entitled 'Our Search for Connections'.
That which is most valuable deserves to be preserved: Your family. Your history