22 November 2008

Washington, DC: Mark your calendars for 2011

Mark your calendars for 2011!

Marlene Bishow of the JGS of Greater Washington (JGSGW) has announced that the venue for the 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be hosted by the JGSGW at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC, from August 14-19, 2011.

The beautifully appointed Grand Hyatt is centrally located on H Street between 10th and 11th Streets. A tunnel from the hotel lobby leads directly to the Washington Metro system for ease in traveling about the city to the National Archives, Library of Congress, Holocaust Museum, and other area sights. Chinatown and theatres are conveniently located. The hotel has 888 rooms and 40,000 square feet of conference space, which will be dedicated to the conference.

The conference programs will take place on two levels accessible from the main lobby by elevator and escalator. On one level there will be banquet and kosher food facilities, as well as the cyber classroom, resource room, theatre and smaller meeting rooms. On the other level, a massive ballroom will be divided into lecture halls and a comfortable central lounge for networking and relaxing between events. A vendor room will be adjacent to the lecture halls. The cyber café with sufficient computers connected to internet resources will be set up in the central lounge.

For those starting their budget keeping now, note that the room rate is the same as this year's Chicago conference - $199.

As always, Tracing the Tribe will provide all information as it is announced. The co-chairs of the 2011 conference are Marlene Bishow, Vic Cohen and Sue Isman.

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