You are warmly invited to submit one or more presentation proposals for the 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, to be held from Sunday, July 28, 2019 through Friday, August 2, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. Hosted by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, in cooperation with the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland, the conference presentation objectives are to inform, instruct, and inspire attendees to explore and preserve their Jewish family history.
This annual worldwide gathering brings together family researchers, academics, professional genealogists, historians, and a wide variety of individuals from around the world who cherish the heritage and the future of the Jewish people. Submissions will be accepted for 75-minute lectures on all relevant topics, panel discussions, and film presentations. There will also be a number of computer workshops - if proposals for them are received. We hope to have the Computer Lab active most of each day.
The theme of this year’s Conference will be “Jews in America’s Heartland.” The following tracks will get preference for presentations:
We are particularly interested in lectures/presentations that enable our participants to enhance their genealogical research by teaching them to:
Proposals may be added or modified until Sunday, January 20, 2019 at midnight (Eastern Standard Time).
Presentations and panel discussions will generally be scheduled for 75 minutes, which includes 15 minutes of questions.
Hands-on Computer Workshops will be two hours in length and limited to 25 participants each, owing to room constraints. Participants will need to provide their own computers. Speakers will have the standard presentation equipment provided. Wireless internet (Wi-Fi) will be available.
Speakers may submit any number of proposals. To allow different voices to be heard at the conference, we will generally choose no more than three presentations from any one speaker. Because of the limited number of scheduling slots and the large number of people applying to speak, it is not a reflection on the quality of your proposal if we do not accept more. We greatly appreciate your interest and willingness to come and speak.
Panels grouping speakers with varying expertise on a common topic are viewed favorably, as they make efficient use of conference time and allow for different perspectives on specific topics. If there are two or more authors on a presentation, the first author should submit his/her information first. When you get to the page for reviewing your submission, there will be an icon identified as “Add an Additional Presenter” to allow additional authors.
Individual speakers having at least one proposal accepted will receive a complimentary conference registration. While we will certainly consider multi-presenter presentations and panel discussions, only the primary speaker for a particular multi-speaker presentation is eligible for complimentary conference registration. There is no conference registration waiver for participating as a panelist. As with all other conference presentations, selection of topics and facilitators for break-out programs are within the sole discretion of the Program Committee.
Complimentary or subsidized registration may be available through other Special Interest Groups (SIGs) associated with the IAJGS conference for mealtime speakers and other special appearances to be determined by the SIGs.
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Abstract submissions must contain all of the following:
You are welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss ideas as you craft your presentation or if you have questions about relating your topic to our conference needs.
As we receive far more proposals than available time slots, an invitation to submit a proposal does not constitute a guarantee of acceptance. The Program Committee will evaluate all proposals and intends to notify all submitters on or before April 1, 2019, as to whether their proposal has been accepted or not.
For each presentation, speakers are expected to provide handout material especially providing referenced website addresses. All such materials must be uploaded using the Conference website. Further details will be provided in the letter of acceptance.
We look forward to receiving your proposals and thank you for your interest in our conference!
Thank you very much for participating.
Program Committee, IAJGS Cleveland
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