RootsTech keynote speakers

RootsTech 2015 attendees will hear firsthand how one of the nation’s most famous families celebrates their family across generations. RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, announced Dec. 11 that former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager will be the keynote speakers during the Friday morning general session on Feb. 13, 2015.

The former First Lady will talk about life in the White House and the importance of family during those eight years, as well as reflect on the difficult days following Sept. 11.

Jenna Bush Hager will join her mother on stage for a fireside chat where they will share family stories as a new mother and grandmother.

FamilySearch CEO, Dennis Brimhall, said, “As we celebrate families across generations this year, I can’t think of more fitting guests to have join us. This will be quite memorable.” FamilySearch is the host organization for RootsTech.

In addition to being a mother and grandmother, Mrs. Bush is a best-selling author, founder of the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., and chair of the Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute. Laura Bush served as First Lady while her husband, George W. Bush was president of the United States from 2001-2009.

Mrs. Hager works as a contributor for NBC’s The Today Show and editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, Margaret Laura “Mila” Hager.

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