Thursday morning before the official start of RootsTech, I was invited to a media breakfast in the Community Zone (which is how they say exhibit hall). They had bacon, and it was good.
After filling us with food, FamilySearch shared their vision for 2011 and RootsTech in the Demo Area. They had couches, and it was good.
Jim Ericson addressed the group.
Then we got a tour of the Community Zone before it opened to the masses. That's why it looks empty.
Microsoft sponsored a little playground area, were attendees could play games and relax after a long day of interacting and networking. The minute the hall opened, some of the tech guys made a beeline for this area. Guess they already needed relaxing.
The RootsTech folks even offered some collaborative meeting space within the Community Zone. I appreciated this because it shows they know a lot of learning at conference happens outside traditional speaker-and-audience sessions.
After our tour, it was time to head off to the opening keynote address, but that will come in a later post.