New Tech Conference Sessions Added Print
Written by G C Duerden   
Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Five new sessions were recently added to the 2014 LDSTech Conference Schedule. You may want to alter your schedule to attend one or more of these new additions.

Flood the Earth – Church-Provided Resources for Using Social Media

The Church’s Senior Advisor over Social Media will share a variety of resources and best practices to help you effectively use social media with your friends and family as well as in your calling. Presented by Jared Covington, Thursday 2:00 p.m., and repeated Friday at 2 p.m.

The use of Social Media within the Church has expanded...

for missionaries and for the General Authorities – almost all the Quorum of Twelve Apostles have Facebook pages and several have Twitter accounts.

Measuring Your Social Media Impact

Now that you've mastered posting content to your social media pages, it's time to start measuring your impact. This class will teach you principles and techniques to help determine if you’re reaching your social media goals. Presented by Casey Mortensen at 2 p.m. Thursday and repeated Friday at 2 p.m.

FamilySearch Tree and Memories Apps for iOS and Android

Review and demo of FamilySearch mobile apps for iOS and Android. Presentation by Paul Dupaix on Thursday, October 16, at 1 p.m.; repeated at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 17

This topic was also covered in the July LDSTech Broadcast (which you can review through the Broadcast Archive). FamilySearch Tree and FamilySearch Memories, both free, are new mobile apps which sync with from mobile devices so the information you add to your family history files will be preserved for future generations.

FamilySearch Memories makes, collects, preserves, and shares your favorite family memories (photos, stories, and spoken words).

In this session you will learn about taking photos of mementos, documents, old family photos (ones which are degrading over time or are damaged now but need preservation) or family events (such as reunions, graduations, memorials, junior prom dates, recitals, etc.). This app also allows you to record audio files for oral histories of family members and their memories, family stories, or jokes either by typing on the keyboard or using the microphone to capture live sound. It helps you add photos to the stories and identify and tag relatives within the photos. These are added via the automatic sync feature to the collection of documents and photos you already have in your Family History or Family Tree collection. It is currently available for Apple iOS.

The FamilySearch Tree app is a mobile companion to The app makes it easy to add photos, stories, and audio recordings to ancestor files in your family tree.

Use the app to browse your family tree on and see portraits of relatives and documents, stories, recordings and facts about those ancestors. It also easily adds memories and records about your family relatives. The app will be available for both iOS and Android.

Introduction to the Church Satellite System for the STS (Stake Technology Specialists)

This is an introduction to the Church satellite system for stake technology specialists with system setup information and troubleshooting hints. Presented by Scott Poulsen Thursday at 1 p.m. and repeated Friday at 1 p.m.

LDSTech in 2014

Find out how to learn about Church technology and how to use your technical skills to help the Church. Presented by Alan Smoot, manager for LDSTech, 10 a.m. Thursday; repeated Friday at 10 a.m.



Also of note is the fact that video will not be streaming from the LDSTech Conference this year, but several of the sessions will be recorded and made available for online viewing a few days after the conference.