Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Philly2009: Tours and Film Festival #galicia

David Mink

We are very pleased to tell you that the tours being offered
during the conference and the films being shown for the Film
Festival are now at the conference web site:

(1) Tours. You may now register for the wonderful tours being

If you have already registered, go to Registration Update (you
will need your Log-in and password received with your
registration confirmation). Click on "optional programs" and
select the tour or tours you want to take.

If you have not registered yet, please do so now so you can sign
up for the tours, as well as all the other fee based options that
are available.

There are 3 walking tours, 4 bus tours, and 2 cemetery visits for
research available. You can find information about these specific
trips by going to the Program and searching in the "Session Topic"
box for Sightseeing Tours or Cemetery Visits. Or, you can click
on the left hand button on the home page for "Travel and Tours."
Please carefully read our advice for those taking tours and/or
going on the cemetery visits for research.

The deadline for purchasing tickets for trips is Sunday, July 19,
2009 at 11:59 pm US central time. Should you purchase a ticket
and then wish to cancel your reservation, you must do so before
Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 11:59 pm US central time for a full
refund. Cancellations after that date will not receive a refund.

However, we urge you to make your reservation before June 30
because we must inform the bus company in early July as to the
number of registrants. Low ticket purchases at that point will
likely lead to cancellations.

You may purchase trip tickets for guests who are not registered
for the conference. Once you are at the conference, you can check
at the registration desk to see if tickets are still available
for purchase.

(2) Film Festival. The complete schedule for the IAJGS
Conference Film Festival is now online. You can view each film in
the context of the entire day of programs by going directly to
the link at:

If you want to view just the films at a glance, go to "Session
Topic" and click on "Film Festival" and then "Search." If you
click on the film's title, the descriptive section with a
synopsis and photos will pop up.

Please note that some of the films are being shown more than once
during the conference week to make it easier to catch them. Many
of the films have speakers attending -- filmmakers, researchers,
or participants in the creative process -- who will introduce
their work and then discuss and/or take Q & A afterwards.

The Film Festival is open to all conference registrants and
attendance does not require any addition fee payments.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Philly,

Anne Feder Lee
David Mink
Philly2009 Co-Chairs

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