Yes, we are in the middle of the holiday season, but, behind the scenes, RootsTech 2018 plans and announcements are moving right along. It’s just a bit more than 2 months until RootsTech.
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The keynote speaker line up is looking terrific for 2018 – and this is from a person who freely admits to not being very excited about keynote speakers at the sundry types of conferences I’ve attended i past years.
Here’s a quick overview of the keynotes so far:
KEYNOTE SPEAKER, 3 MARCH 2018:
Henry Louise Gates, Jr.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is both an Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. If that wasn’t enough, he also hosts the PBS series, “Finding Your Roots.” (View on YouTube.)
KEYNOTE SPEAKER, 2 MARCH 2018
Scott Hamilton is a gold medal Olympic champion, cancer survivor and motivational speaker, as well as a philanthropist. Hamilton launched the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship) and founded the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy, in partnership with the NHL’s Nashville Predators, at Ford Ice Center in Antioch, TN, to offer students programs to help them fall in love with ice skating – both in one year – 2014!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER, 1 MARCH 2018
Brandon Stanton is the author of “Humans of New York”—a photography and storytelling blog—which he started in the Summer of 2010. He has 20 million+ fans, plus two #1 New York Times bestsellers, Humans of New York (2013) and Humans of New York: Stories (2015) and the children’s book bestseller Little Humans (2014).
Each of these speakers is so different in terms of background and message, but I am looking forward to hearing all of them. How about you?