It's that time of year when the final preparations are being made for RootsTech 2018, and as I anticipate the new conference I can't help but reflect on why I go to RootsTech year after year. First and foremost I attend because I am given a free pass as part of being an ambassador, but I get to giveaway a free pass to one of you. Hooray! But really, why do I drop everything and leave my family for four days? Why do I talk about it year after year in hopes that you will go?
- KEYNOTES. The speakers are always so fantastic. One of my favorite parts of the conference is listening to the inspiring presentations. I laugh. I cry and everything in between. This year you can hear from Natalia Lafourcade, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Brandon Stanton, and Scott Hamilton.
- CLASSES. There are so many more classes than you could ever take during your time there. From beginning levels to advanced (haven't been to any of those yet), I have always found the classes to be interesting and informative.
- EXPO HALL. This massive room contains nearly everything and anything you can imagine to help your family history endeavors. I am always amazed at the different exhibitors and their ideas and products. I never make it to every booth; it's an event on its own.
- EVENING EVENTS. There is always something exciting and entertaining each night. They are fun and full of great energy and entertainment. I am particularly excited about the "My Family, Mi Herencia"; a Luz de Las Naciones production on Saturday, March 3.
- FAMILY DISCOVERY DAY. One of my favorite events. I love hearing how God sees and uses family history to bless my life.
If you would like to join me, you can register here: RootsTech 2018.
If you want to try and win a pass leave a comment here telling me one thing you are excited to see or hear at this year's conference. I will choose the winner on Monday, January 22, 2018.
Decided to add a few of the images I used to talk about the giveaway on my Instagram accounts: personal and my other account that I don't know how to quantify. I would have preferred to use one of the photos showing Brick's adorable face, but the giveaway image washed out. Happy to be able to post them all here.