31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>

The “value-filled” Gala event, one of the major highlights of the 31st
IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, is being held on
Thursday night, August 18, in the beautiful Grand Hyatt Ballroom. This
event, formerly known as “The Conference Banquet,” has been transformed
into one with a lower-key yet greater networking potential. Bowing to
comments, we’ve also scaled down the cost to a more realistic $65 per
person. This should make the event more affordable, and likely that more
Conference attendees and their spouses or companions (registered or not
for the full Conference) to attend.

What will attending the Gala get you? An attractively printed Gala
Journal will list the evening’s quality agenda, which thus far includes
these high points:

- Excellent-tasting kosher food, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and more
substantial, scrumptious fare at a variety of buffet stations, and cash bars

- A casual atmosphere that will allow you to meet, mix, mingle, and
above all, to network and share your fabulous genealogical finds during
the week

- Plenty of seating for chatting and relaxing: so much seating, in fact,
that you’ll be able to easily change seats >from food course to food
course, and mingle that much more readily! (We’ve done away with
predetermined, reserved seating, so that mingling-- an important goal of
attending IAJGS conferences-- would be more possible.)

- The pleasure of honoring and applauding our outstanding IAJGS
Achievement Awardees of the year, being given awards for major and
lifetime Jewish genealogical achievements

- And for your listening pleasure: the world-renowned Robyn Helzner Trio
will captivate us with their charming wit and evocative melodies sung in
Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Russian and English >from Jewish communities in
five corners of the world. [Read more about them at their website:

- And as if all of these highlights weren’t enough, it’s possible that a
special, high-level guest might attend (arrangements are still pending,
we’ll let you know).

However, remember--- You can’t attend this wonderful, value-filled event
until you register for it AND the Conference. Early Bird discount prices
only run until April 30th, and will increase after that date, so
register NOW at www.dc2011.org <http://www.dc2011.org/>! (The Gala fee
for attending will remain at $65 per person.)

Look for information about other “value-filled” Conference features as
they’re finalized! See you at the Conference! For any questions, reach
us at info@DC2011.org

DC2011 Conference Co-Chairs

Marlene Katz Bishow
Vic Cohen
Sue Isman

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