Monday, December 12, 2011
The First Ever Web World Genealogy Expo - Jan. 20-22, 2012
"Linking Generations in a New World"
Recently, there has been an explosion of interest in the field of ancestry research. Many online communities have sprung up in an attempt to bring people together so that ancestry buffs can exchange information and ideas. The fact remains, however, that some of the best ancestry research is still done the "old fashioned" way -- through family members sharing memories with other family members. SpotON3D wants to bridge this gap with our newest Web World, Colony3D, which will open in early 2012. To introduce everyone to this, we will be holding a Web World Genealogy EXPO from January 20-22, 2012.
WHY THE EVENT?
The Web World Genealogy EXPO is our way to introduce our newest Web World, Colony3D, as a destination for the genealogy communities out there. Instead of just waving our 3D flag and saying, “Come and visit this really scary, techie place!”, we thought that having an EXPO would be a much friendlier and less threatening means of demonstrating what Web Worlds can do for those interested in genealogical research.
This will be a no cost event for the communities, and we will be reaching out to them via Facebook and Twitter-- social networks they trust and love. By pointing to our Facebook Plug-in, it gives us immediate recognition and lowers the barrier for entry, something we all know has been the single most talked about problem with getting people into digital social arenas.
Colony3D will be a place where families can come together, share memories, and participate as a group in building their family tree. The goal of the EXPO is to introduce and elevate the Colony3D brand and the 3D Family Tree offering to them in a more social, less commercial manner. We are approaching many of the major players in the genealogy industry, such as Ancestry.com and Facebook community groups, inviting them to come and participate in the Colony3D EXPO absolutely free. Our hope is that they will not only see the advantage of doing these types of events online through SpotOn3D’s platform, but will see the value in gaining important recognition by association.
Come and attend this ground-breaking event! The Genealogy EXPO will take place starting on Friday, January 20, and will run through Sunday, January 22, 2012. We will be putting out updates as the event gets closer, along with an agenda and a 3DURL to the EXPO site. Hope to see you there!