As soon as one conference ends, we look forward to information on the next.
As we congratulate the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles for their excellent program and event, we're already looking forward to see what the JGS of Greater Washington - 2011's host - has in store for the international Jewish genealogy community.
SAVE THE DATE!
Join the international Jewish genealogy community in Washington DC, from Sunday, August 14-Friday, August 19, for the 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. The JGSGW has been working for some time to prepare for 2011. They've hosted the annual event several times - Tracing the Tribe has attended two - and the team is very experienced.
Click here for the conference website, which currently only lists basic details.
The Grand Hyatt Washington, with its 12-story atrium and lagoon, is the event venue. It's so centrally located that attendees will find the Washington Metro subway system accessible from the hotel lobby!
Conference-goers will be only five blocks from the National Archives I, six blocks from the White House, and close to many additional resources.
The call for papers will go out in October, so start working on your proposals now. Registration and hotel reservation information will be listed in the fall, while program details will be posted in the spring.
Trying to budget for next year? Room rates at the Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, will be $199 for single/double and $204 for triple/quadruple. This is the same rate as 2010.
The hotel has 888 guestrooms of all types, offers five on site dining possibilities and it also has a separate kosher kitchen.
Tracing the Tribe checked out the conference and event spaces at the hotel site, and it appears that less hiking will be required than at this year's event.
Start planning for next year!
Bookmark the conference site above and stay tuned to Tracing the Tribe for all details as they are announced.