SIG & BOF Programming

Special Interest Group (SIG) and Birds of a Feather (BOF)

The 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will offer many opportunities for Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BOFs) to share their information, recruit new members, add value to the Jewish Genealogical community, and make this Conference great.

A huge SIG/BOF Fair, which is called SHARE Fair, will kick off the Conference on Sunday, July 28, from 1:30-5:00. This will be a wonderful chance for new and returning conference attendees to meet with genealogical researchers sharing similar interests. Space will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

SIG and BOF leaders who are interested in participating in the Conference and/or the Sunday SHARE Fair must submit their completed SIG and BOF Applications to SIGandBOF@iajgs2019.org.

SIG Guidelines

The guidelines for SIG participation in the Conference can be viewed or downloaded HERE.

SIG Application

A PDF version of the required SIG application to participate can be viewed or downloaded HERE. (If you need an editable version, you can download the file as SIG_Application.rtf or SIG_Application.docx.)

BOF Application

A PDF version of the required BOF application to participate can be viewed or downloaded HERE. (If you need an editable version, you can download the file as BOF_Application.rtf or BOF_Application.docx.)

Due Dates

The SIG and BOF due dates are as follows:

  • SIG and BOF applications are due by January 20, 2019.
  • SIG-sponsored speakers' call-for-papers submissions and emails with their sponsored-speaker info are also due by January 20, 2019.

If you have any questions, special requests, and/or suggestions, SIG and BOF leaders should contact Nolan Altman, SIG/BOF Coordinator at SIGandBOF@iajgs2019.org.

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