24 January 2010

JGSLA 2010: How much will it cost?

What will it cost to attend JGSLA 2010 this year?

The 30th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy takes place at the new JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles, from July 11-16.

Along with adult registrations, there are also special prices for full-time students aged 19 and older, and for those aged 18 and younger.

This is a great move on the part of conference organizers who understand that the future of genealogy truly rests with its younger fans.

We never know where the next stars of Jewish genealogy will come from - but this excellent pricing will really help to bring in the younger generations. See below for more information.

Many of today's genealogy leaders began their family history interests as elementary or junior high students. Steve Morse and Bennett Greenspan are just two of them. We need to do as much as possible to encourage our youth.

Here are the details for conference registration. See more information and updates at JGSLA 2010. For hotel information, see below.


Full registration (for the six-day program) includes evening entertainment, a tote bag, and both the print and CD syllabus formats.

Daily registration includes the day planner and CD syllabus, but not the tote bag or print syllabus.

Add-on events and activities include Breakfast-with-the-Experts, Midnight with the Mavens, computer labs, workshops, evening guest tickets and tours. Watch for more information.

Full Registration

-- Early bird (through April 30): $265 ($165, spouse/domestic partner
-- Regular (May 1-June 30): $310 ($210, spouse/domestic partner)
-- Walk-in registration: $340 ($230, spouse/domestic partner)
-- Full-time student (age 19+): $95 (student status proof required)
-- Ages 18 and under: $50 (under-16s must be accompanied by an adult)

Daily Registration:

-- Sunday, July 11 (Keynote + opening reception): $105
-- Monday, July 12-Thursday, July 15: $85 per day
-- Friday, July 16, half-day: $45


(Kosher, Vegan and Vegetarian options available at all meals, except those listed as all-kosher). When registering, check options for each meal. Signing up for meals by July 1). [NOTE: Many popular SIG lunches fill to capacity very quickly; register as soon as possible.]

-- Breakfasts with Experts, July 11-15: $28 each
-- SIG lunches, July 11-15: $39 each
(JRI-Poland - July 11, Sephardic/Mizrahi - July 15, are all-kosher)
-- Shabbat dinner, July 9 (all kosher): $78
-- Saturday welcome dinner, July 10, with Arthur Kurzweil: $80
-- Awards Banquet/entertainment, July 15: $86

(only for those who wish to attend the festival; doesn't include the conference program)

-- Week Pass: $95
-- Day Pass: $35


-- Event tote bag/syllabus package: $35
(package includes: program guide book, day planner, handouts and CD)
-- Syllabus CD only: $10
-- Conference T-shirt: $20


Remember to register for the hotel. JW Marriott reservations are open here. The conference room rate is $199 (whether for single or up to four sharing). The conference will help attendees find roommates to share costs once they have registered.

Stay tuned for more details. Sign up for the conference newsletter and the blog at JGSLA2010.com and for the Conference List at JewishGen.

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