Henry Louis Gates to Speak at a One-of-a-Kind Event

Henry Louis GatesOn June 6 in New York City, Finding Your Roots host Henry Louis Gates will give a keynote address at a one-of-a-kind event.

It’s called The Global Family Reunion. And you can be there, since you’re probably his cousin.

Let us explain: We are a team of researchers who are building the biggest Family Tree in history.

Except it’s not a tree. It’s a forest.

Our current family tree has an astounding 240 MILLION people on it, all related by blood or marriage. Dr. Gates is on it. George Clooney is on it. Albert Einstein is on it.

The event and Big Tree have been covered in the New York Times, Good Morning America and People.

To celebrate the idea that we are one big family, we are holding the Biggest Family Reunion in history.

Dr. Gates will give a talk. So will more than 30 other great speakers, including top scientists, genealogists and entertainers. There will be comedy about family from The New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz and Comedy Central’s Nick Kroll. There will be games, food, contests and music — Sister Sledge will be there live singing “We Are Family.” There will be fascinating cousins from all over the world.

Every member of the Human Family is invited — whether or not you are connected to the tree yet. (And if you come, we’ll do our best to connect you)

Get your discount tickets here – and get 25 percent off for fans of Henry Louis Gates. Just $24 for an entire day, from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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And here’s the cool part: If you want, we can figure out how you’re related Dr. Gates himself. After you buy the ticket, our researchers will start working on how you are part of the Global Family Tree. Now, we can’t guarantee that we’ll connect you. But we will work our tails off trying. And we’ve had tremendous success so far.

We want as many of the people in the audience as possible to be cousins. We want to break the world record for Biggest Family Reunion.

Oh, and it’s for a good cause. All proceeds go to battling Alzheimer’s.

What: A festival like no other

When: June 6, 2015

Where: New York Hall of Science.

Price: $24 with discount

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