RootsTech 2016 Video Archive

Didn't attend RootsTech this year? Catch all the keynote addresses, the Innovator Summit and the streamed classes at the RootsTech Video Archive.

I simply can’t tell you what a great time I had at the RootsTech conference last week in Salt Lake City. If you didn’t attend and you want to see what you missed, now you can access all the live streamed sessions from RootsTech 2016!

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pc nametag: That’s Where He Got Those Conference Ribbons!

Genealogy author, educator and instigator Thomas MacEntee can often be found handing out ribbons from pc nametag at most genealogy conferences!

Thomas MacEntee, emceeing the MyHeritage RootsTech After Party, Friday, 5 February 2016, Salt Lake City. Photo courtesy of MyHeritage.

pc nametag – My “Go To” Conference Ribbon Solution

I just returned home to Chicago from a most excellent – and exhausting – week attending the RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Imagine being in the company of close to 25,000 other genealogy and family history enthusiasts from all over the world!

And if you’ve ever attended a genealogy conference where I am present, you know that I always have boxes of badge ribbons to hand out. And this year RootsTech 2016 was no exception!

Above, is a photo of yours truly sporting my “ribbon tail” filled with ribbons from various vendors at RootsTech as well as my own ribbons,

The question I get asked most often is this: where did you get those ribbons? The answer: pc nametag. I’ve been using their ribbons for years and I love the impact they have on any conference I attend.

My main purpose is to represent my business GeneaBloggers.com so I have created a customized ribbon with the GeneaBloggers name. Also, some of the GeneaBloggers members attending the event come from as far away as Canada, England, France, Germany, and Australia so I make sure I have “country” ribbons available.

And then there are what I call the “humor” or “social” ribbons such as “I Tweet” or “Tired Feet” or “My Ribbon Is Better Than Yours.”  The best one and the one I am asked to hand out the most at RootsTech? The famous DORK ribbon!

dork ribbon from pc nametag

Conference badge ribbons from pc nametag are a must for any business or group participating at a large conference. I have used ribbons from other vendors and they just don’t meet the same standards as the stack-a-ribbon® awards available at pc nametag. While other ribbons are flimsy and don’t stick very well, pc nametag ribbons ALWAYS make a great impression.

Check out pc nametag and tell them Thomas, the crazy genealogy conference ribbon guy sent you!

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MyHeritage RootsTech After-Party Slide Show

MyHeritage sponsored a blow out genealogy industry party at this year's RootsTech in Salt Lake City - check out the slide show!

Photo courtesy of MyHeritage

MyHeritage, the sponsor of GeneaBloggers and several of my other sites, hosted an amazing “after party” as part of RootsTech on Friday, 6 February 2016 in Salt Lake City at the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown City Creek.

I was privileged to help plan the event and to work with the amazing people at the MyHeritage team. As you can see by the slide show below, the party was the talk of RootsTech the rest of the weekend!

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