RootsTech Connect 2021 is going to be different, but amazing. This will likely not be the only time the conference is virtual. Here’s what you need to know about the registration process and what to do next.
To Register or Not to Register…That is the Question
To enjoy the many virtual classes at RootsTech Connect does not require you to register. The registration works like an RSVP this year. Content will be available to those who register and “guests.” That’s because the content for this amazing conference will be free and available for a full year to the whole world.
After the virtual conference is over, the RootsTech Connect webpage will work like a learning library with over 1,000 classes, tips, and inspiration that can be watched throughout the year in many languages from around the world.
To enjoy RootsTech Connect simply go to www.RootsTech.org and start exploring. Some extra features like chatrooms and Relatives at RootsTech will not work unless you “sign in”. To do that, click in the upper right hand corner and sign in to your FamilySearch account or create one. It’s free!
Signing in via a FamilySearch account will allow you access to:
- Main Stage and Live sessions
- On-demand sessions/classes
- Virtual Expo Hall
- Create your own playlist
- Direct chat and group chats
- Relatives at RootsTech feature
You should note, generally speaking, the chat features and a few other things like voting for your favorite RootsTech Connect song, etc., will only be available for the 3 days of the conference. Live sessions, on-demand sessions, and the Expo Hall is what will be around all year.
I’m at the RootsTech Website, Now What?
Now that RootsTech Connect is in full swing, you see a completely new look to the website. You can watch the Main Stage live at the Home page. By clicking on the tabs across the top of the website, you can see the Sessions, Expo Hall, and more! Feeling overwhelmed? Try clicking on the “Guide Me” tab and let the website direct you through a series of classes for a great experience.
Click on the Sessions tab and browse sessions by topics or speakers. I would love to have you view my class titled “3 Immigration Records You Need to Know About.” If you felt the instruction was helpful, please give me a thumbs up, leave a comment, and share with your friends!
Do I Need to Download the RootsTech App to My Mobile Device?
No. RootsTech Connect will not be using an app. The browser version will work much like an app and you will find it user friendly whether you are on a laptop computer at home or on a mobile device in your car!
More About the Main Stage and Classes
To find out the Main Stage schedule, click here. These live sessions will be played back so if you miss one because it is happening in the middle of the night for you, don’t worry. You can see it via the playback.
Classes Will be Offered in 36 Languages
Can you believe that? YES! 36 different languages. From American Sign Language to Swahili, nearly everyone will have at least one class in their native tongue. Just look at this list:
Over a 500,000 attendees have registered for RootsTech Connect and they are from 236 different countries. Wow. Over 89% of attendees are attending RootsTech for the very first time. Don’t miss out on this monumental event of a lifetime! RootsTech Connect 2021 is going to be epic.