RootsTech 2016 Innovators Summit and Showdown to Feature New Technologies

  • February 3-5, 2016
Date
February 3-5, 2016
Location
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

 LDSTech is teaming up with RootsTech to promote two events associated with RootsTech 2016: the Innovator Summit and the Innovator Showdown.

Article Highlights

  • The Innovator Summit is a daylong event for technology builders from around the globe.
  • The summit will focus on new technologies and innovative ways to connect families.
  • The Innovator Showdown is an opportunity for developers and entrepreneurs to compete.
  • Showdown participants will present their mobile and social applications that they believe will impact family history work.

LDSTech is teaming up with RootsTech to promote two events associated with RootsTech 2016, a global technology conference celebrating family connections across generations.

The conference is scheduled for February 3–6 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. There is something for everyone at RootsTech, no matter the level of experience in family history or skill level with technology, but the following events are of special interest to technology innovators.

The Innovator Summit

The Innovator Summit, on February 3, is a daylong event for technology builders from around the globe and will focus on content specific to emerging technologies in the family history and genealogy industries, with emphasis on business and technological opportunities.

A keynote session with a well-known speaker will begin the day. The evening will end with a social event for Innovator Summit attendees to network with like-minded family history innovators and technology enthusiasts.

If you appreciate opportunities to learn about cutting-edge technologies and innovative ways to connect families past and present, follow the registration link and browse the conference schedule. Class codes that begin with “IS” on Wednesday are part of the Innovator Summit series.

Promotional discounts apply to those who register from October 20, 2015, to January 18, 2016.

The Innovator Showdown

The Innovator Showdown is an opportunity for developers and entrepreneurs to compete for lucrative cash prizes. FamilySearch International, host for RootsTech 2016, is inviting innovators from around the globe to develop and submit the next generation of mobile and social applications that will impact discovering, preserving, and sharing family connections across generations.

An experienced panel of judges consisting of experts in family history, investing, and business will select several semifinalists and invite them to RootsTech to present their projects in the “Innovator Alley,” an area inside the large expo hall where over 23,000 people can preview their applications.

In the final round, finalists will present their projects in the live showdown event on Friday, February 5, before the conference audience. Contest winners will be awarded $100,000 in total cash and in-kind prizes provided by industry and national sponsors.

If you are a developer wanting to showcase your work, visit rootstech.devpost.com to register and begin receiving updates, find teammates, browse resources, and learn contest rules.

Plan to submit your entry by December 1, 2015.

Help shape the future of the industry and come to the conference to be on hand to help decide the winners with your live audience vote for the people’s choice. 

The Innovator Summit and Showdown focus on content specific to emerging technologies in the family history and genealogy industries, with emphasis on business and technological opportunities.