SALT LAKE CITY -- The public is invited to register for next week's RootsTech Conference, sponsored by FamilySearch, at the Salt Lake City Convention Center.
A family history and technology conference, the Thursday through Saturday event is designed to bring developers and users of technology together in one venue.
More than 3,000 participants have signed up for the conference. Representatives from Google+, Instructure, Ancestry.com, FindmyPast.com (the United Kingdom's largest genealogy service provider, debuting in America) and FamilySearch are participating in this year's conference.
The conference offers participants a chance to explore the latest developments and future possibilities in family history technology, and to interact with leading presenters, tech developers and family history enthusiasts. A full schedule of conference activities as well as registration information may be found at rootstech.org.
Representatives from Ancestry.com will offer a keynote panel discussion.
"Get the inside details of the technology behind Ancestry.com from some of their top technology leaders," states a preview on the RootsTech Conference website.
The discussion will be moderated by Tim Sullivan, president and CEO of Ancestry.com. The panel will also feature Ancestry.com leaders Eric Shoup, senior vice president of product; Scott Sorensen, vice president of development; Jonathan Young, senior vice president of technology; and Ken Chahine, senior vice president of DNA.
According to the Ancestry.com website:
"With technology available to surface the 7 billion records and 29 million family trees on the site, Ancestry.com has the sophisticated engineering and systems in place to take on the challenges of the fast growing family history industry, while also creating an avenue for users to weave search results into an edifying and meaningful family history story."