Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rootstech Checklist

It's five months until I return home from Rootstech 2015 so in thinking about my preparations for the big event I am compiling a checklist. I have travelled to Salt Lake City several times so I have a fair idea of what I need to do.

GeniAus Checklist

International return flight Australia - LAX - Booked

Domestic return flight LAX - SLC Need to get on to this. There are no reward/points flights available do I need to purchase this one. Thinking I will fly South-West asthey will let me have two suitcases.

Airport transfers in SLC - Shuttles/taxia can be organised at airport in SLC

Hotel Accommodation - Booked (early to ensure I get a convenient hotel).

Conference Registration - Done

Passport - Valid

ESTA (Visa) - Need a new one

Create a Google+ circle with names of others attending - Set up

Find out names of Aussies who are travelling to Rootstech - Only know 6 so far HELP Needed

Set a date for a casual pre-conference dinner with Aussies and friends - Tuesday 10 February

Aussie pins/stickers/badges to hand out -  a task for 2015

GeniAus Business Cards to hand out - watch out for specials on Vistaprint

GeniAus HOA Cards to hand out - watch out for specials on Vistaprint

Start gathering up my Geneabling to wear at the event and put it all in one place

Compile list of Familysearch films to check in Family History Library - In progress in my Family Historian Database

Check Familysearch site for pre-conference talks in the Family History Library - Too early for this yet

Compile a packing list - a task for 2015

Get started on writing the syllabus for my presentation - Do it now!

What preparations are you making?


Anonymous said...

Jill, having read your list I now have more to do. My biggest challenge is still from the 2014 conference. I am still doing a totally new tree with sources and rechecking all my data from the things I have learnt this year. Do the Aussies stay in the same hotel? I am looking forward to the conference. Fran

Caitie G said...

What an excellent checklist Jill! I have not booked any of my flights yet as I'm waiting for my Aunty to confirm with me if shes' coming or not.
I'm also waiting to get a little more funds for my birthday in November.
So excited!!

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

I'm feeling a little jealous ;-)

Tessa Keough said...

Ah Jill - just the kick I needed to get going on everything I have to do to get ready, so thanks. Great idea to have a circle of those going to RootsTech and it would be great to have a couple of hangouts to discuss (including people who have been and people who are going for first time). I love the idea of a get together and need to plan this for the Guild of One-Name Studies folks as well (I think there will be some overlap). With very few free evenings and so much to do during the day - it would be great to plan to get together. So who all is going - let's all get in the circle!


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