31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
We now have another “Capital Experience” to provide you when attending the
31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. It’s a never-before
opportunity to take in one of the many unique characteristics in our nation’s
capital, Washington, DC-- the foreign embassies based here.
We’ve therefore arranged with several embassies to open their doors to
Conference registrants for a unique “Embassy Experience.” Those attending
will not hear a genealogy presentation, but rather meet with representatives
from foreign countries. They’ll hear first-hand >from ranking officials,which could range >from an attaché to the ambassador. These representatives
first will provide background information about those areas, and then allow
time for questions. Attendees will be able to ask about life in these
countries >from a variety of perspectives, including current foreign and
domestic policies, or recent economic, political and social developments.
(So come prepared to ask good questions for a polite and civil discourse.}
Five embassies have invited participants to their facility; these are:
EMBASSY OF ISRAEL: Monday, August 15
EMBASSY OF FRANCE: Tuesday, August 16
EMBASSY OF POLAND: Tuesday, August 16
EMBASSY OF GREECE: Wednesday, August 17
EMBASSY OF UKRAINE: Wednesday, August 17
A sixth embassy, the EMBASSY OF GERMANY, also has agreed to participate by
having a representative deliver a presentation at the Conference on
Wednesday, August 17. (Due to their facility being renovated, they can’t
invite visitors inside it.)
Those interested in participating in the Embassy Experience program
(including spouses or companions) need to register in advance to visit any
of the five embassy facilities listed above. (Attending the Embassy of
Germany presentation is included with Conference attendance.)
To register to attend the embassy facilities, either: (1) update your
Conference registration form if you’ve already registered, or (2) if about
to register for the Conference, do so and also complete the embassy
attendance section of the form. Advance registration will allow us to
arrange transportation to and >from the embassy (or embassies) that you’d
like to visit. Please see the Conference program for travel times needed to
and >from each embassy.
A nominal fee of $15 per person/embassy will be changed for transportation.
Registration will close on July 1, so that we can arrange transportation and
provide attendee lists in advance to the embassies. All attendees are
required to bring a government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license or
Remember, time is passing to register for this year’s feature-filled IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy! Conference registration rates
are very flexible and include: full week or single day registration, as well
as discount rates for spouses/companions, college and high school students.
Conference hotel lodging also is available through the Conference website.
For further information, please contact info@.... The Conference
website is www.dc2011.org.
Embassy Experience Coordinator
Dr. Eugene Alpert