RootsTech Connect 2021 Announced First Keynote Speakers

RootsTech Connect 2021 – the world’s largest family celebration event – announced its first wave of keynote speakers hailing from Australia, Italy, Mexico, and the United States. RootsTech Connect, February 25-27, 2021, is a free online conference to discover, share, and celebrate family and heritage connections.

RootsTech Connect 2021 Keynote Speakers:

Nick Vujicic was born in Melbourne, Australia. With no medical explanation or warning, Nick came into the world with neither arms nor legs. By age 19, he started fulfilling his dream of encouraging others through their personal challenges. He has spoken live to 6.5 million people in more than 65 countries, met with 21 presidents, and addressed 9 governments. His New York Times bestseller, “Unstoppable”, is now published in more than 30 languages.

Lorena Ochoa is best known as the top-ranked female golfer in the world for 157 consecutive weeks in the LPGA. As the first Mexican golfer of either gender with such a ranking, she is considered the best Mexican golfer and Best Latin American female golfer of all time. “Knowing your past is very important to understand who you are,” said Ochoa. “The work that FamilySearch and RootsTech Connect does is incredible, I know more about my story than I would have ever imagined.”

Francisco Lotoro is an Italian pianist, composer, conductor, and professor at the Umberto Giordano Music Conservatory in Foggia, Italy. For the past 30 years, he has worked tirelessly to recover, study, archive, execute, record, and promote tens of thousands of remarkable musical scores composed by prisoners in concentration camps.

Sharon Leslie Morgan has devoted her career to support African American genealogical research. She founded Our Black History (OBA), an online community to provide resources for African American genealogical research, preserve historical materials and properties, and promote healing of wounds that are a legacy of slavery. OBA is a partner with FamilySearch on the ROAR (Reclaiming Our African Roots) project.

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