Wednesday, 25 October 2017

RootsTech 2018 Keynote Speaker

Who would you like to see in 2018?

Today has seen the announcement of the second keynote speaker at 
RootsTech 2018.

Are you one of his over 20 Million fans.
Do you follow his blog?

I am sure he will captivate the audience at RootsTech 2018.

But you don't need take my word for it you can read the announcement below.

RootsTech is delighted to announce that Brandon Stanton, creator of Humans of New York, will be the keynote speaker at RootsTech 2018, on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Stanton is a world renowned photographer and storyteller. He is recognized for his incredible talent of telling the story of everyday people he photographs, helping them feel important. At RootsTech 2018, Stanton will share his story, motivations, and some of the messages that his camera has captured in his quest to find the stories that drive the lives of the people of our world.
In 2010, Stanton was laid off as a bond trader in Chicago. Undaunted, he bought a camera and set out to create a photographic census of 10,000 everyday people on the streets of New York. He published his initial work on his website, Humans of New York, and then added quotes of his subjects to create short, heartfelt, personal glimpses from their lives. His efforts were noticed—gaining over 20 million fans across TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.
Stanton’s work beautifully illustrates that every life has a story—an important story. He masters the art of visually telling each person’s story, which he now conveys in his popular new weekly Facebook series for a TV show called Humans of New York: The Series. Some messages are sweet, some surprising, some sad, and many contain homespun nuggets of insights that people have found in the chronicles of their lives.
Since his journey began in 2010, Stanton and his camera have roamed the streets of New York and through more than 20 different countries, including the streets of some of the world’s most remote and troubled regions. The storytelling power of his social media sites have provided a platform to raise money to help change the situations of thousands of people in difficult circumstances.
Stanton is also the author of two books that catapulted to number one on the New York Times Bestsellers list: Humans of New York (2013), and Humans of New York: Stories (2015). His Children’s book, Little Humans (2014), a 40-page photographic picture book, was featured on the New York Times Children’s book bestseller list.
Learn more about Brandon Stanton’s RootsTech 2018 appearance or his Humans of New York website, Facebook, and Instagram pages.
RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to discover and share their memories and connections. This annual event has become the largest of its kind in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants worldwide.




Sunday, 22 October 2017

Yes! Another Chance to win a free RootsTech pass



As a RootsTech 2018 Ambassador, I can give away ONE complimentary RootsTech 2018 4-day pass ($279 value). If you win and have already registered for the conference, your registration fee will be refunded.






The conference will take place in Salt Lake City from 28 February to 3 March. The pass gives access to

Over 300 classes

Keynote / General sessions

RootsTech classes

Innovation Showcase

Expo hall

Evening events



This 4-Day Pass DOES NOT include airfare, hotel or the coverage of any other expenses.

To be in with a chance of winning, and in keeping with the theme of the conference, please complete this form. It includes a space to add a short paragraph, (it need only be a sentence), saying in your own words, how genealogy can make you feel more connected, and that you belong.

Please be aware that I may quote you (with attribution) in future posts about RootsTech 2018.

Good Luck.

I myself won a registration 3 years ago and was so glad that I entered and made the trip.

All entries received by the closing date of 12 noon, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on Monday 6th of November, will go into a draw and one lucky person will win the RootsTech pass.



The winner will be notified by email by Thursday 9th of November at the latest. One entry per person.






Disclaimer: As a Rootstech Ambassador I receive complimentary admission to the event, invitations to some extra events and dinners and a free registration to give to one of my readers. I bear the cost of my return airfares from Wales and pay for my accommodation and meals.

With the GDPR regulations coming in to force later this month I have deleted all information which was collected for this competition other than any personal emails I sent to the winner. This includes any email addresses submitted. 9 May 2018.