Press Release: Forever to Sponsor RootsTech 2016, the Largest Family History Conference in the World
Forever, Inc. will help thousands of moms, historians, and genealogy researchers celebrate families across generations with the world’s only permanent digital home at Forever.com. (PITTSBURGH) January 19 Forever, Inc., the complete memory-keeping solution where moms and other family members collect, curate, and celebrate their memories now and for generations, is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, it will be the Gold Sponsor of RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world. RootsTech 2016 will be held at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah from Feb. 3 – 6, 2016, and will include world-class speakers, over 200 engaging classes, entertainment, and a huge expo hall. More than16,000 people who care about saving their family histories are expected to attend.
Forever Founder & CEO, Glen Meakem, said, “My team and I are thrilled to join the RootsTech community as Gold Sponsors again this year. Not only do we share in the mission of ‘celebrating families across generations,’ but we are absolutely committed to building the tools and providing the services necessary to protect family memories, and make sure they are accessible for many, many years to come. We are really looking forward to sharing Forever’s memory-keeping platform, and offering RootsTech attendees the peace of mind that comes from knowing their memories are safe and secure.”
Meakem will join other world-class speakers at the event, and talk about the need for a complete memory-keeping set of services that enables families to digitize, edit, permanently save, print, and share family photos and memories now and for generations to come. Meakem will offer several lectures on “Preserving your Family Memories in Today’s Digital World,” and also host a sponsored lunch to talk about “Preserving Your Family’s Story with Forever.com.”
Forever is driven by the belief that family stories should never be lost. They remind people of life’s special occasions and important experiences, embody values and beliefs, and illustrate important lessons learned. According to Meakem, “Helping people save and share their stories with family, friends, and future generations is a really important calling. In fact, I believe there are few things we can do that are more important. When properly organized, preserved, and shared with others, these stories are extremely valuable and have a positive impact on future generations. That’s why we built the Forever Guarantee Fund, a restricted fund that enables us to guarantee that our users’ memories are truly protected and will be available to those future generations.”
Additional Forever Team Members will also speak at the Conference, and demonstrate Forever’s powerful platform of memory-keeping products, tools, and services, including the company’s web application (forever.com), digital desktop scrapbooking software (Forever Artisan®), desktop management tool (Forever Historian®), desktop uploader (Forever Valet), and various tools that enable users to print family stories (such as Forever Projects). The Team will also demonstrate Forever’s award-winning mobile app, which automatically uploads all photos taken on mobile devices directly to users Forever accounts, and provides users with additional organizational tools at their fingertips to help them permanently collect, curate, and celebrate their memories.
Forever, Inc. offers the world’s first and only guaranteed permanent online media storage and sharing service, which is backed by the patent-pending Forever Guarantee. Forever was founded and is led by Glen Meakem, previous Founder and CEO of the highly successful business-to-business e-commerce company, FreeMarkets, Inc. Forever provides a permanent, secure, trustworthy place in the internet cloud – a permanent digital home with a complete set of memory keeping services – where moms and families can collect, curate, celebrate and permanently save their precious personal and family memories. The company offers highly secure, triple backed up cloud storage, with encryption of critical locator data. It also offers award winning mobile apps for iOS and Android that automatically back up to member accounts at www.forever.com as well as web and desktop apps so customers can upload, access, edit, organize, and protect their content from virtually any device. Forever guarantees customers who buy “permanent sharable storage” that their photos and memories will be saved for their lifetimes plus 100 years with the goal of many generations beyond. The company can make this guarantee because a large portion of the money customers pay for “permanent storage” is deposited into the Forever Guarantee Fund, a restricted fund that acts like a permanent endowment or reserve, with earnings paying for storage, bandwidth, and migration to new file formats for generations into the future.
The company also offers Forever Artisan, the leading digital desktop scrapbooking software, and Forever Historian -- photo organization and management software, as well as Forever digital art, desktop uploader, digital photo project design applications, printing, photo scanning and media conversion services.
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RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch International, is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to discover and share their memories and connections. This annual event has become the largest of its kind in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants worldwide.