MyHeritage LIVE took place on 2-4 Nov 2018, and was a great success.
Thank you to all speakers and participants, and to all those who watched online.

Check out our next conference, Live 2020, Tel Aviv.

Couldn't Attend Every Session?

Watch the recorded lectures from the genealogy and DNA tracks


Gilad Japhet

MyHeritage Founder & CEO

Geneology Track

Day 1

DNA Track

Day 1

Geneology Track

Day 2

DNA Track

Day 2

Couldn't Attend Every Session?

Watch the recorded lectures from the genealogy and DNA tracks


Gilad Japhet

MyHeritage Founder & CEO

Geneology Track

Day 1

DNA Track

Day 1

Geneology Track

Day 2

DNA Track

Day 2

Couldn't Attend Every Session?

Watch the recorded lectures from the genealogy and DNA tracks

Presentations by MyHeritage staff

International guest speakers

Hands-on workshops

Beginner and advanced sessions

Nightly events and parties

Feedback sessions + Q&As

About the Event

MyHeritage LIVE 2018 was the first-ever MyHeritage User Conference.

Bringing together MyHeritage staff and internationally renowned genealogists, the conference offered attendees the opportunity to expand their knowledge, ask questions, and give feedback.

In addition to a keynote talk from Founder and CEO Gilad Japhet, there were genealogy and DNA lecture tracks and hands-on workshops to take attendees through MyHeritage tools and features step-by-step. Our support team was on hand throughout the conference to assist with any questions.

Special evening events and lunches gave everyone the chance to meet other MyHeritage users from around the world and mingle with MyHeritage staff and experts.


Gilad Japhet

Founder and CEO, MyHeritage

    Maya Lerner

    VP Product, MyHeritage

      Dick Eastman

      Founder, Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

        Lisa Louise Cooke

        Founder, Genealogy Gems

          Roberta Estes

          Founder, DNAeXplained

            Thomas MacEntee

            Founder, Abundant Genealogy

              Diahan Southard

              Your DNA Guide

                Mike Mansfield

                Director of Content Operations, MyHeritage

                  Daniel Horowitz

                  Genealogy Expert, MyHeritage

                    Ran Snir

                    Senior Product Manager DNA, MyHeritage

                      Tal Erlichman

                      Product Manager Content, MyHeritage

                        Aaron Godfrey

                        VP Marketing, MyHeritage


                          There were three lecture tracks: Genealogy, DNA, and workshops.

                          2:00 PM- 6:00 PM
                          8:00 PM- 10:00 PM
                          Welcome Drinks
                          9:00 AM

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                          Gilad Japhet, MyHeritage Founder & CEO
                          12:30 PM
                          8:00 PM
                          Party With Live Entertainment


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                          The conference was held at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia hotel in Oslo, Norway. The hotel is located in the center of Oslo, near the Royal Palace and its magnificent gardens.


                          Where should I stay?

                          We have a limited number of discounted rooms for MyHeritage LIVE attendees at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia hotel. Once the hotel is fully booked, please check the alternative hotels listed below.

                          What other hotels are nearby?

                          In addition to the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Oslo, there are a number of hotels nearby to suit a range of budgets, including:

                          Scandic Holberg ( 1 min)
                          4-star hotel
                          Address: Holbergs Plass 1, 0166 Oslo, Norway
                          Phone: +47 23 15 72 00

                          Clarion Collection Hotel Savoy ( 7 min)
                          4-star hotel
                          Address: Universitetsgata 11, 0164 Oslo, Norway
                          Phone: +47 23 35 42 00

                          Thon Hotel Europa ( 3 min)
                          3-star hotel
                          Address: St. Olavs Gate 31, 0166 Oslo, Norway
                          Phone: +47 23 25 63 00

                          Smarthotel Oslo ( 4 min)
                          3-star hotel
                          Address: St. Olavs Gate 26, 0166 Oslo, Norway
                          Phone: +47 415 36 500

                          Can I book more than one ticket?

                          Yes. You can book up to five tickets. Please make sure you have the email addresses of the other people in your party when you fill in the online registration form.

                          Will the conference be in English?

                          Yes, all sessions will be in English. There will be simultaneous interpretation via headsets into Norwegian. Additional languages may be offered depending on the attendees’ preferred languages.

                          Are meals included?

                          The following meals will be provided for free:
                          Saturday: lunch; breaks: coffee/tea; evening: tapas and light refreshments
                          Sunday: lunch; breaks: coffee/tea/pastries

                          How do I get to the hotel from Oslo Gardermoen Airport?

                          The Flytoget Airport Express Train runs between the airport and Nationaltheateret Station. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes. Nationaltheateret Station is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

                          The airport express bus, Flybussen, takes approximately 1 hour, with departures every 30 minutes throughout the day. Hotel guests receive a 25% discount.

                          If you drive or take a taxi, the journey will take approximately 45 minutes. If you are arriving by car, the Slottsparken P-Hus parking facility is directly connected to the hotel.

                          What is the weather like in Oslo this time of year?

                          The temperature in Oslo in November ranges between 0 and 4 degrees Celsius (32 to 39 degrees Fahrenheit) and rain is likely, so please pack accordingly.

                          What if I need to cancel my ticket?

                          If you need to cancel your ticket, a full refund is available if the cancellation is made at least 30 days before the conference. Refunds are only available before 2 October 2018.