Meal Events

Tickets for “Q & A with the Experts” Breakfasts, Affinity Group Luncheons, and the Monday Night Gala Banquet may be purchased through the registration system.

Note that the online registration system will close on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 11:59 pm CDT. You may add or change meal reservations via the Attendee Service Center through that date. However, no refunds will be made after July 1.

Table of Contents

Q & A with the Experts

“Q & A with the Experts” Breakfasts are $42 per person and will take place from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. Tickets may be purchased only by and for the registered attendee. A meal ticket is required for participation (no one may attend “just to listen”), and attendance is limited to 25.

The meal will include coffee, tea, and juice in the original packaging; whole, uncut fruit; and some kind of breakfast bar and/or pastry that will have an OU hechsher.

Day Expert(s) / Subject
Monday, August 10 Nancy Levin
Beginners
Monday, August 10 Adam Brown
DNA
Monday, August 10 Dan Oren & Steven Reece
Jewish Cemeteries
Tuesday, August 11 Lara Diamond
General Jewish Genealogy
Tuesday, August 11 Regina Kopelevich
Lithuania
Tuesday, August 11 Jacob Rosen-Koenigsbuch
Sephardic Genealogy
Tuesday, August 11 Crista Cowan
Ancestry.com, U.S. Research
Wednesday, August 12 Mark Halpern
Galician and Grodno Research
Wednesday, August 12 E. Randol Schoenberg
Geni.com, Austrian Art, Czech Torahs
Wednesday, August 12 Glenn Dynner
Scholar-in-Residence
Thursday, August 13 Janette Silverman
European Research
Thursday, August 13 Garri Regev
Israeli Resources
Thursday, August 13 Stanley Diamond
jri-poland.org
Friday, August 14 Rabbi Jordi Gendra-Molina
Crypto-Jews
Friday, August 14 Karesz Vandor & Dejan Suc
Hungary and Slovenia
[Return to Top]

Affinity Group Luncheons

JewishGen Research Division, Special Interest Group (SIG), and Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) Luncheons are $68 per person and will take place from 12:00 to 1:15 pm. Tickets may be purchased only by and for the registered attendee. A meal ticket is required for participation (no one may attend “just to listen”), and attendance is limited to 100.

All of the SIG Luncheons will be served ALL KOSHER and BOXED with garden salad; three sandwich choices of either tuna salad, egg salad, or falafel; a whole, uncut fruit; and a dessert.

Monday, August 10 JewishGen Belarus RD
Gesher Galicia SIG
JewishGen Hungarian RD
Tuesday, August 11 JewishGen Austria-Czech RD
JRI-Poland
Wednesday, August 12 JewishGen German RD
Litvak SIG
Thursday, August 13 JewishGen Romania RD
JewishGen Sephardic RD
JewishGen Ukraine RD
Lublin-Zamosc BOF
[Return to Top]

Kosher Boxed Lunches

For those not attending an affinity group luncheon, kosher boxed lunches may be pre-ordered for Sunday through Thursday at a cost of $75 each (that, sadly, is not a typo). The contents and food choices are the same as for the Affinity Group Luncheons.

[Return to Top]

Monday Night Gala Banquet

New this year, the Gala Banquet is included at no additional charge for all paying Primary and Spouse/Domestic Partner attendees. For others, and for extra guest tickets, the cost is $115 per person for non-kosher meals and $135 for kosher options. The Gala Banquest will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Monday evening. Dinner plates will be served at the Banquet. Choices are chicken, salmon, or vegetarian shells, kosher or non-kosher. Registered attendees may purchase a ticket for up to three additional guest tickets.

[Return to Top]

Medical-Related Dietary Restrictions

All medical-related dietary restrictions that were noted in your registration form will be accommodated to the best of our ability.

[Return to Top]

How to Sign Up

Here are some brief instructions. More complete instructions, with screen shots, can be found HERE.

  • If you have already registered for the Conference:

    Go to the Attendee Service Center from the REGISTRATION tab. Sign in with the email address you used for registration and the password from your confirmation message (or any new password that you created later).

    On the Welcome page, click on “Update Your Info” (if you were already logged into the Attendee Service Center, you can just select the UPDATE YOUR REGISTRATION & INFO item under the REGISTRATION tab).

    On the Update page, click the “Edit” link in the EDIT column in the row for the registrant whose information you want to update.

    Continue through the registration form. On the Meal Events page, make your selections. (This would be a good time to update or add other information and to review your family surnames and historical towns.) Be sure to continue through to the end, including the payment and confirmation sections.

  • If you have not registered for the Conference: Start with NEW REGISTRATION from the REGISTRATION tab.
[Return to Top]

The Fine Print

  • You must be registered for the Conference to buy tickets. No one may attend any of these meal sessions (“just to listen”) without a ticket. Exceptions: a registered attendee may buy up to three additional Gala Banquet tickets for guests who are not registered.
  • Registration for meals will close on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 11:59 pm CDT. You may add or change meal reservations via the Attendee Service Center through that date. However, no refunds will be made after July 1.
  • Refunds shall be determined under the Conference Terms & Conditions, which you may read and to which you must agree when you complete registration. If you need to review the Terms & Conditions now, under the REGISTRATION tab select Registration Overview.
  • If you cancel your registration, you may not transfer a meal ticket to anyone else, whether you receive a refund or not.
  • During the Conference, you cannot make any changes to meal reservations. However, it is common for attendees to give, trade, or sell tickets by posting messages or by word of mouth. The Conference does not participate in these transactions but will honor valid tickets presented at the door by registered attendees. Please do not ask for a meal choice that is not specified on the ticket.
[Return to Top]

 

[ If you have comments or technical questions about this web page, write to webmaster ]

Back to Top