Just two weeks, and you know what is happening?
If you said the MyHeritage LIVE User Conference in Oslo, you would be right.
I’m so excited! I can hardly wait!
You can take a look here for yourself and then scroll down for the schedule.
The only hard part will be choosing which sessions to attend!
Three tracks are offered: Genealogy, DNA and Workshops.
For some reason, I’m partial to the DNA track. Just sayin’😊
If you’re attending MyHeritage LIVE, I’ll see you in the DNA track at 4:30 on Saturday for the panel discussion DNA, Genealogy and Privacy which is MCed by Thomas MacEntee with Prof. Yaniv Erlich and yours truly.
Yes, I said MCed. If you know Thomas, well, you’ll appreciate why I said that. If you don’t know Thomas, please come and get to know all of us.
Here’s a picture of Thomas MacEntee from Rootstech. You just know looking at him how much fun he is!
On Sunday at 3:30, I’ll be with Prof. Yaniv Erlich again along with Dick Eastman discussing What’s Next for Genetic Genealogy?
As you might guess, this is one of my favorite topics.
- Reception with drinks on Friday night
- Choice of lectures and workshops on Saturday and Sunday
- Lunches on both Saturday and Sunday
- Party with live band on Saturday night
That’s some bargain!
To register, keep scrolling to the bottom until you see the registration form.
I just checked airfares and there are some great deals out there. It’s not too late.
Have you ever been to Oslo? Me either, and I’m going to treat myself to Norwegian culture after the conference. Food, chocolate, museums, how can any of that be bad?
My Heritage did me the favor of detailing the Top 5 Destinations You Should Visit in Oslo over MyHeritage LIVE.
Registration Discount for My Friends
I received an e-mail from MyHeritage saying if I referred a friend, the friend would receive a 25% discount upon registration if they use the following code at checkout.
All my blog followers are my friends, so here you go:
Now, the deal is even sweeter. Please friends, in Oslo, make a point of introducing yourself and tell me you’re a blog follower!
Excuse Me, Did You Say Party?
Not that a party would influence you one way or another. Right? Of course not, but let’s just say that the MyHeritage parties are legendary.
At Rootstech, earlier this year, this photo was taken of me with Gilad Japhet, the Founder and CEO of MyHeritage. If you’re wondering about the orange feather bouquet, it was a flapper theme party with many people in full costume.
Gilad, of course, will be our host in Oslo, and you’ll see him at all of the events. He’s opening with the keynote and I wouldn’t be one bit surprised to find him speaking at one or both lunches and the closing session. If you’ve never had the pleasure of hearing Gilad speak, it’s the equivalent of going to a genealogy revival. You leave unbelievably stoked and inspired!
Bummer. I’m really sorry.
However, since I’m attending, I’ll see what I can do to help out. Is there something in particular you want to learn? I don’t mean a question about your own personal genealogy, but a more general question.
Let me give you an example.
For the life of me, I can’t figure out which features and functions are included with each subscription level or package. I just can’t get it straight, so one of my goals is to come back with an answer and if a chart doesn’t exist, to make one for you.
Is there something in particular that you’d like to understand better about MyHeritage DNA or products? I’m not making any promises, but I’ll do my best on your behalf.
If so, post your question in the blog comments.
Social Media – #MHLIVE2018
If you follow any type of social media, including Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, follow the hashtag #MHLIVE2018 during the conference.
Daniel Horowitz, the MyHeritage Genealogy Expert will be posting on all 3, as will other attendees.
I’ll be blogging from the conference daily, assuming of course that I have decent Wi-Fi. Don’t forget that you can subscribe to this blog for free (if you don’t already) by clicking on the grey “follow” button in the upper right hand corner and every article will automatically come directly to your email inbox.
Harnessing the Power
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