IAJGS 2020 Conference Announcement

Chuck Weinstein

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)
announces its 40th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will
be a virtual conference for the first time, held Aug. 10-13, 2020.
"Given COVID-19, we are unable to hold our usual in-person conference,
but are excited with the possibilities in continuing to offer our
broad array of presentations and meetings on a virtual platform to our
diverse audiences worldwide, from first-timers to conference veterans,"
said Robinn Magid, conference chair.

Brainstorming and Connectivity will be the focus of four days of live,
streamed sessions on broad topics presented as plenary sessions, panels
and webinars. Meeting rooms will be provided for Special Interest
Groups (SIGs) and Birds-of-a-Feather (BOFs) to help gather our
worldwide audience. The Pre-Recorded Video Archive available to
conference registrants for up to 60 days after the virtual conference
will offer an even wider range of specialized presentations beyond the
scheduled, live sessions.

Early Bird Registration is now open June 21 through July 5 on the
Conference website at www.iajgs2020.org .

Conference Chair is Robinn Magid, a retired management consultant from
Berkeley, California, who has 30 years of experience in Jewish
genealogy research. She was also the chair of the 2018 conference in
Warsaw, Poland. Robinn is a frequent speaker at the IAJGS conferences
and various American Jewish Genealogical Societies.

The Conference is hosted by IAJGS, an umbrella organization of more
than 90 Jewish genealogical organizations worldwide. The IAJGS
coordinates and organizes activities such as its annual International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy and provides a unified voice as the
spokesperson on behalf of its members. Ken Bravo of South Euclid,
Ohio, is IAJGS president.

The IAJGS's vision is of a worldwide network of Jewish genealogical
research organizations and partners working together as one coherent,
effective and respected community, enabling people to succeed in
researching Jewish ancestry and heritage. Find the IAJGS at:
www.iajgs.org and like us on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/iajgsjewishgenealogy .

Chuck Weinstein
Communications Chair
40th Annual IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy (and first Virtual Conference)

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