40th IAJGS International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy

Latest News

  • Coronavirus Update (22 May 2020): The IAJGS has now fully refunded all fees paid by conference registrants for the now cancelled “in-person” 2020 San Diego conference. We will soon announce the framework of our “IAJGS 2020 Virtual Conference on Jewish Genealogy” to occur Monday–Thursday, August 10–13, 2020. Any remaining hotel cancellations should be handled directly with the hotel. Stay Safe!

  • Coronavirus Update (1 May 2020): Based on current events relating to COVID-19, the IAJGS has notified the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina that our conference scheduled for August 9-14, 2020 at that hotel cannot proceed. Full refunds will be made within the next two weeks to anyone who has already registered for the conference. Hotel cancellations should be handled directly with the hotel. We are currently exploring options for a virtual conference and details concerning that virtual conference will be released as they become available.

  • Coronavirus Update (24 April 2020): The IAJGS Board and the Conference organizers have been continuously monitoring information about the novel coronavirus. The health and safety of all our members and constituents are our paramount, indeed our only, concern. We are currently assessing all of our options and are looking into the possibility of some sort of virtual conference. We also want to assure everyone that in the event the in-person conference cannot be held, all registration fees will be refunded. We will post additional updates as they become available.

  • Coronavirus Update (17 March 2020): The Conference organizers, like most everyone, are continuously monitoring the information about the novel coronovirus. With the conference still five months away, planning is continuing with the expectation that the Conference will take place as scheduled.

  • Registration & Hotel Booking Now Open (13 February 2020): The registration system is now open. Start by reading the OVERVIEW page, which includes important information, such as prices, cutoff dates, and important policies. For information about booking a hotel room at the special conference rate, look under the HOTEL/TRAVEL tab. Note especially the step-by-step instructions for booking a room online (Reserve Online).

  • Registration Coming Soon (2 February 2020): The registration system is nearly complete and is being tested now. We hope that it will be in operation very soon. In the meantime, we have opened some pages with detailed information about the conference. See the Registration Overview page for details about registration, including dates and prices, plus various pages under the PROGRAM tab.

  • Speaker Notifications (20 January 2020): Notifications to speakers about the status of their proposed programs will be going out on January 21. Those who submitted proposals should watch their email and be prepared to follow any instructions promptly. The timetable is tight.

  • Registration (20 December 2019): The target date for opening registration is February 1, 2020. We hope to have both the conference and hotel registration ready then and are working to get all meals and additional-charge programming set before then so that you will have a one-stop shopping experience when you eventually register. This is ambitious, so please wish us luck. And thanks for your interest in the IAJGS San Diego Conference! Happy 2020 to us all! Chag Chanukah Sameach!

  • Call for Proposals Closed (28 November 2019): The Call for Proposals has now closed, and the Program Committee is beginning the difficult task of selecting the presentations that will be offered at the conference. There were approximately twice as many submissions as can be accepted.

  • Call for Proposals (27 October 2019): The Call for Proposals is now open. See the SPEAKERS tab. Start by reading the Call for Proposals. Note that the submission deadline is November 27.


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