RootsTech 2016 starts tomorrow! It is going to be a busy four days for me. I've been sharing many posts here about RootsTech. Some of them have been press release; as this year I'm a RootsTech Ambassador.
I'm also a RootsTech Speaker! This is my 2nd year presenting at RootsTech. This year my class is:
Using Facebook for Family History
Discover how to create and manage family Facebook groups for ongoing virtual reunions. Uncover genealogy related organizations, societies, groups, conferences, companies, and experts. Learn about Facebook apps that help you build your tree and find out how simple it is to connect with distant cousins.If you are attending RootsTech in person, my class is offered on Friday, February 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM in Room #151, class # GS2283F.
Below are links to the syllabus and outline.
Have you been wondering "What is a RootsTech Ambassador?"
A RootsTech ambassador is an individual with significant influence who is passionate about discovering, preserving, and sharing family connections and memories. These people come from all over the world and are family history and genealogy professionals or hobbyists, photographers, bloggers, scrapbookers, business leaders, storytellers, and innovators. RootsTech ambassadors are key players as they help build awareness of RootsTech events and opportunities, broadcast event announcements, engage in content opportunities, and amplify the RootsTech experience. Additionally, RootsTech ambassadors become important participants in defining, influencing, and growing an industry.
Commitments Prior to RootsTech 2016
- Publish a minimum of 3 posts (one per month) for most social media distribution platforms (blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+). More frequently if your media warrants it (such as Twitter, Tumblr). We will provide you with ample content for these posts and can even help you with official RootsTech 2016 guests for your content if that applies.
- Promote the event to your followers and community (such as through your social media site, email, newsletters, or other communication tools that apply) as frequently as possible.
- Conduct a promotional contest for your followers (The prize is a free, all access pass to RootsTech 2016).
During the RootsTech 2016 Conference:
- Post to your social media site daily and more often if using instant messaging media like Tumblr or Twitter using the #RootsTech.
- If attending remotely, select one session per day to blog, Facebook/Google+ post, or tweet about.
After RootsTech 2016:
- Publish (minimum of 1) a post or article summarizing the event with your personal experiences and observations. Send us a link once blog post is live.
- If possible help create awareness of the 1,500+ local RootsTech Family Discovery Day events worldwide throughout the remainder of the year.
Check out all of this year's ambassadors:
2016 RootsTech Ambassadors