RootsTech 2018 Announces Session Schedule – Including Keynote Speaker Scott Hamilton!

By Ashlee Peck

The RootsTech 2018 session schedule has been announced, and it has us very excited! One of the biggest pieces of news is that this year’s keynote speaker will be Olympic champion Scott Hamilton. Let’s learn a little bit more about why Hamilton has been chosen for this year’s address, and have a closer look at the upcoming conference.

RootsTech 2018 Announces Session Schedule

Scott Hamilton will share his keynote address on Friday, March 2, 2018. Not only is Hamilton widely acknowledged as one of the greatest figure skaters of all time, he’s also a motivational speaker, author, philanthropist, cancer survivor, TV broadcaster, and husband and father. Include in his more than 70 titles, awards and honors for figure skating are four consecutive US championships, four world championships, an induction into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame, and the gold medal that he won for his incredible performance in the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo.

When asked how he feels about providing the keynote at RootsTech 2018, Hamilton says he looks forward to soaking in the RootsTech experience and sharing his story. “We all have a story to tell. All of us. And we all have great lineage and heritage. And we’ve got all of these generations and generations and generations [before us]—nothing started with us.” While at RootsTech, Hamilton says he is excited to meet as many people as he can and hear about how they have found their lineage, ancestors, and their families.
“All of us have a legacy to leave for future generations,” he said. “It’s hard to be memorable in this world, but through our children, we have a chance to really make an impact,” he said.

To read the full press release, visit this site.

RootsTech 2018 Announces Session Schedule

The conference will now begin a full day earlier, beginning on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Also this year, we will see a combination of the Innovator Summit and Innovator Showdown, which will become the all-new Innovation Showcase. The Showcase will highlight leading technologies and products within the genealogy industry from around the world.

The full session schedule can be viewed here. We’ll see you at RootsTech!