Saroo Brierley first keynote speaker confirmed at RootsTech 2019!

The joy of discovering and connecting with family is powerful—and perhaps nobody knows that better than Saroo Brierley. After being separated from his family as a 5-year-old boy at an Indian train station, Saroo was adopted by an Australian family and lived in Hobart, Tasmania, for the next 25 years. Unable and unwilling to forget his heritage and homeland, he set out to discover his past. Using technology and the faded images etched into his 5-year-old memory, he eventually managed to recognize his home town—and meet his mother once again.
Saroo’s reunion with his mother made global headlines in 2012, and his full story is recounted in his number 1 international bestselling autobiography, A Long Way Home.
The film Lion, based on his autobiography, was released in November 2016 and nominated for 4 Golden Globe and 6 Academy Awards.
Saroo will be the featured keynote speaker at RootsTech 2019 on Friday, March 1 at 11:00 a.m. on the main stage. Get ready for the sure-to-be inspirational session as Saroo recounts his incredible journey and shares stories of determination, survival, and the importance of family connections.

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