I did find some statistics provided by Family Search's CEO interesting. There were over 8000 people registered, there are 32 countries represented and 49 states (South Dakota was missing); all of which qualify it as the largest Genealogy conference in the world! They have 135 vendors represented in the exhibit hall. Including the live streaming of sessions that they are doing world wide, they expect RootsTech to reach over 150,000 people.
Following are some photos.
The exhibit hall is very impressive and everyone who is anybody in the genealogy business is represented.
They have about 20 lecture halls and each of the four daily session offers about 15 to 18 choices of topics and speakers. I think they would be better off if they had fewer sessions, thus improving the quality of speakers; but the down side would be the large number of attendees in each class.
I am hoping that my choices of speakers tomorrow improves and that I have a more positive impression tomorrow evening at this time.