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Will We Have a Booth at RootsTech Again?

There were so many things that to consider when deciding whether to have a vendor booth at RootsTech or any other conference for that matter. Are smaller conferences better because crowds are more accessible? Are super conferences better for the optics that suggest your business is serious about their plans? Need Better Input Information upon […]

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The Expo Experience – First Time RootsTech Vendor Perspective (Part 5)

In four previous posts, I walked you through the preparations we made before attending RootsTech 2018 as a first time vendor. In this post, I’ll cover the outcome of the plans. In 3 and 1/2 long days at the Expo Hall, we experienced a rollercoaster of emotions. We misjudged all of our plans to generate […]

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Meeting Our FAN-atics – First Time RootsTech Vendor Perspective (Part 4)

Hands down, the coolest part of Roots Tech was meeting our fans. Having a booth at the Expo Hall gave our fans the opportunity to know where to find us. Unfortunately, on occasion, I was off socializing with other vendors or influencers when a fan stopped by. It’s difficult to wear the many hats requisite […]

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Product Decisions – First Time RootsTech Vendor Perspective (Part 3)

With a booth selected, foot traffic generation plans in place, and the decision to take the young fanatic made, Andy and I needed to focus on make decisions about the books we planned to sell. The Decision to Write Books After attending regional conferences, workshops, and genealogy societies, Andy and I learned that our books […]

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Foot Traffic Generating Plans – First Time RootsTech Vendor Perspective (Part 2)

As stated in the previous post, we had a booth at RootsTech in what we nicknamed “Newbie Land,” and needed to attract attention so we could have a successful show. What were those plans? Did you notice any of them prior to RootsTech? GBA.BUZZ In the summer of 2017, I learned that I could join […]

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First Time RootsTech Vendor Perspective (Part 1)

It’s been a month since we flew out to Salt Lake City in the capacity of speakers and exhibitors. Devon was an Ambassador and had completed a month-long series of posts so that you could plan your class schedule long before you put boots on the ground.  The mega-conference had many highs and lows for […]

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Meet Some Genealogy Rock Stars During RootsTech 2018

In 2016, I attended RootsTech and found that finding my favorite genealogists in the massive Salt Palace Conference center was so difficult. The genealogy rock stars were teaching, networking, dashing in different directions, and I had trouble finding one particular blogging icon. Having had this experience, I wanted to make it possible to lock down […]

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So Long Innovator Track at #RootsTech

Since the beginning of the  RootsTech Conference, innovation has been a vital feature of the conference. The RootsTech Conference grew from a series predecessor conferences including the Family History Technology Workshop, and the FamilySearch Developers Conference, the Computerized Genealogy Conference. RootsTech, as it is known today, made its branding debut in 2011. And since the official […]

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RootsTech Streaming Schedule and How to Plan Ahead

If you’re unable to attend RootsTech, this is a happy announcement. The schedule of 19 general sessions and class sessions have been released for your at home viewing pleasure! To view the RootsTech live stream, visit RootsTech.org on the day of the broadcast. No registration is required to view the live streams. If you’re attending RootsTech, […]

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The Most Important Thing To Do In Genealogy This Year

Why is it that we overlook or ignore easy tasks? Is it because those easy tasks are too readily forgotten, despite how important they are? It’s easy to scan through your email inbox and quickly delete the unwanted material. Right? It seems simple enough and is a time-saving decluttering tip repeatedly shared in social media. […]

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