The first RootsTech was held in February 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah. According to FamilySearch, the host of the event, the first one drew around 3,000 people. It was held again in February 2012, and that one drew 4,500 people. It was decided to move the event for 2013 to late March, and it is anticipated to be even larger. FamilySearch said this has become, although no clear statistics seem to be found to support this, the largest genealogy and family history conference within the United States. Attendees and even some vendors come from outside the United States as well.