12 March 2007

IAJGS 2007 conference program now online

Conference co-chairs Hal Bookbinder and Mike Brenner have just announced that the program for the 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is now online. There are nearly 100 speakers and some 200 lectures, breakfasts, luncheons, and computer workshops from which to choose. Click “Conference Program” to view the schedule.

From the opening session with Paul Shapiro's comments on the latest access update for ITS Archives-Bad Arolsen records, to the closing Banquet with Dan Rottenberg speaking about the 30th publication anniversary of "Finding Our Fathers," the rich program includes genetics, computing and technology, archival research, research techniques, and SIG (special interest groups) and BOF (birds of a feather) activities.

Complete details of the conference film festival will soon be posted, but see Tracing the Tribe's preview. For the latest breaking event news, sign up for the conference discussion group, hosted by JewishGen, to hear about the latest conference plans. Go here here and subscribe to "Salt Lake City 2007."

Click "Breaking News" to review previous bulletins, and for answers to questions concerning the hotel, registration and more, click "FAQ."

Register on-line (or print and mail a form, if you prefer). While registering, remember to sign up for popular extra-fee items, such as Breakfasts with the Experts, SIG luncheons, the closing Banquet and Computer Workshops. Seating is limited. If you've already registered, click “Registration Update” to add events. Or click to the Hilton's special conference site for deep-discounted rates.

The conference is the result of thousands of volunteer hours of effort. More help is always needed in preparation and during the event. If you'd like to assist - staff the hospitality or registration desks, stuff conference bags, introduce speakers, moderate sessions and more - email volunteers@slc2007.org.

The conference is set for July 15-20, 2007, in Salt Lake City.

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