It'a ONE MONTH until the Mesa Family History Expo! The event will occur at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, Az on January 22 and 23, 2010. The details can be found HERE. Since it is going to be the event of the year for all of Arizona, I thought I'd do some spotlighting. Over the next month you will get to "meet", right here at this blog, the people who will be making it all happen. I will introduce you to the presenters at this year's Expo. By the time all is said and done, you will surely want to be there in person to see it in 3-d!
I notice that the opening speech for this year is being held in one of the ballrooms at the Mesa Convention Center. At the first Mesa Family History Expo in November of 2008, the speech was held outside. The weather was a tad bit cool in the morning but warmed up by the time the speech began. The 2nd Expo here is in January, and though it IS Arizona we're talking about, the weather is likely to be less predictable.The keynote speaker for this event is Tim Sullivan, the CEO of Ancestry.com. He is highly educated, having received an MBA from Harvard Business School and accomplished the honor of Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His topic for the opening ceremony? "Digital Expectations: Preserving Yesterday's Records for Today's Researchers". Attendees will get a look inside the process by which technology allows Ancestry.com and other organizations to do what they do for researchers around the world.
It's sure to be a HOT event in every sense of the word (and if you're coming from Buffalo or the Upper Peninsula, it's likely to be hot outside even if it's cold to us Arizonans!).