RootsTech 2015 will be held in Salt Lake City from February 11–14, 2015, and the RootsTech Content Committee is calling for dynamic presentations that inform and educate both those seeking to begin and those continuing to discovering their family story through technology.
They say that presentation submissions will be accepted June 2 to June 27, 2014, through the Call for Presentations portal on RootsTech.org
They are looking for presentations such as -
· Finding and Organizing: search tactics, resources, specialized tools, methodologies, solutions, metadata, apps and software
· Preserving Your Work And Legacy: family trees, digital migration, audio and video solutions
· Sharing: social media, and tools for collaboration, wikis, crowd sourcing, community building, blogs
· Stories and Photos: storytelling and interviewing, capturing stories, preserving stories, enhancing stories with photos, photo restoration, movies and presentations, photo editing, oral histories
· Tools: technology introductions, gadgets, genetic research, DNA, breaking down barriers,
· General: family history topics in general including geographic research, time-period research, inspirations, market trends, research trends, adjacent industries, record types. (Please note, there is still an expectation in this category that technology is a part of the presented topic.)
· Family Traditions And Lifestyle: cultural arts, handicrafts, food, influential historical events, everyday living standards, social customs, pastimes, artifacts. (Please note there is still an expectation in this category that this knowledge assists the learner in family history and that technology is a part of the presented topic.)
And at the Innovator Summit, they would like the following presentations -
· Developer: standards and API’s, mobile app development, social applications, record imaging and visualizations, apps for youth, software and tools that enable the work of family history.
· Business: funding and investment, startups- success stories and tips, opportunities and market trends, networking and partnerships, insights and entertainment
The complete Call for Presentations document is present at https://familysearch.org/blog/en/files/2014/04/RT15-CFP-041614v.2.pdf. It includes presentation and evaluation criteria, the submission timeline, and process details.
Questions regarding the RootsTech 2015 call for presentations can be emailed to the Content Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.