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Serve Daily - - EMPOWERING LIBERTY - By Ginny Ack­er­son

Root­sTech 2017 has an­nounced that Brigham Young Univer­sity foot­ball head coach Kalani Si­take, pop­u­lar LDS youth speaker Hank Smith and for­mer NFL foot­ball player and now Philadel­phia TV news an­chor Vai Sika­hema will join the lineup of speak­ers for its pop­u­lar Fam­ily Dis­cov­ery Day. This ex­cit­ing, free, one-day cel­e­bra­tion of fam­i­lies is de­signed for fam­i­lies and mem­bers of The Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints. Fam­ily Dis­cov­ery Day will take place on Satur­day, Feb. 11, 2017, at the Salt Palace Con­ven­tion Cen­ter in Salt Lake City and is part of the an­nual Root­sTech con­fer­ence. In­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies must reg­is­ter on­line at www.root­­ily-dis­cov­ery-day.

There’s some­thing for ev­ery­one at Fam­ily Dis­cov­ery Day. Come hear in­spir­ing speak­ers, see en­ter­tain­ing per­form­ers, en­gage in in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties for all ages, and dis­cover the latest tech­nol­ogy, prod­ucts and ser­vices in the fam­ily his­tory in­dus­try in the expo hall. Dis­cover fun new ideas, hear help­ful so­lu­tions, watch new con­cept demon­stra­tions, get per­sonal re­search help, and ex­pe­ri­ence in­no­va­tive fam­ily his­tory tech­nol­ogy.

Young sin­gle adults and other in­ter­ested youth are in­vited to at­tend a spe­cial ses­sion with Kalani Si­take, BYU’s head foot­ball coach. Si­take played col­le­giately at BYU as a full­back, and he served as an assistant coach for the Ore­gon State Beavers and Utah Utes be­fore tak­ing the head coach­ing po­si­tion at BYU in De­cem­ber 2015.

Hank Smith is a BYU pro­fes­sor of reli­gion and pop­u­lar youth speaker. Smith’s life has been touched by fam­ily his­tory work, and he plans on shar­ing some of that ex­pe­ri­ence at Fam­ily Dis­cov­ery Day. Join­ing the speaker lineup is Vai Sika­hema, a for­mer NFL foot­ball player and cur­rent tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity. He is well known for his di­verse skills as both an an­chor and sports re­porter and can be seen co-an­chor­ing NBC10 News To­day on week­day morn­ings in Philadel­phia, Penn.

Fam­i­lies with chil­dren and youth are in­vited to dis­cover the fun of fam­ily his­tory to­gether by play­ing games such as Fam­ily Feud and Twisted Fam­ily His­tory. Young sin­gle adults are in­vited to bring friends and par­tic­i­pate in fun ses­sions and ac­tiv­i­ties like #My­fab­fam­ily Pho­tog­ra­phy Con­test, Fam­ily His­tory in Emoji, Record Your Story and Re­place a Face.

Fam­ily Dis­cov­ery Day also of­fers rel­e­vant ses­sions with the latest in­for­ma­tion for those with church call­ings and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties re­lated to fam­ily his­tory and the tem­ple.

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