Monday, June 18, 2018

Changes for RootsTech 2019

If you were at RootsTech 2018 earlier this year, you may have been put off by the long lines at Registration that snaked back and forth around the main hall of the Salt Palace. Lines also clogged the halls outside popular class venues as monitors had everyone line up to have their badges scanned before we could go inside and claim a seat. Even if you had been in the room for the previous presentation, you had to go out in the hall, get in line and get your badge scanned before you could come back in and claim a seat. As you might imagine criticism was sever and the planners of RootsTech 2019 listened.

On their behalf Dani-Tyler-Stahle has just released the following information:
We're excited to announce a few changes to the conference to help make the attendee experience even better. One of the biggest things we're doing is trying to eliminate lines! To address the line issues we saw last year, we are moving the check-in area to a larger space, we're not doing badge scanning, and logistically we are creating larger classrooms. Please share this piece on your channels and with your audiences. We read every piece of feedback we get from our surveys and these changes are a result of that.
Lets hope these changes make next year's conference more enjoyable for all attendees.