Are you coming to the IAJGS conference? Here's some helpful information for you:
Full-week, single-day, and evening-only passes are all available! Buy online ahead of time, or buy at the conference in person.
Day Pass Information
• Sunday July 11th: $105 for the day
• Monday - Thursday: $85 for the day
• Friday (half-day): $45 for the day
• Kids (age 18 and under): $50 for the whole week
• Saturday (early bird registration): 9:15 PM to completion
• Sunday - Thursday: 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM
• Friday: 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Daily Highlights and Special Evening Programs
• Sunday, July 11: Our Market Square Fair runs from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM! Crafts displays and demonstrations; Litvaks, Galitzianers, Magyars, Latvian, and Polish research assistance; lectures on Ancestry.com, Google Earth, Genealogy by Genetics (DNA); Jewish cooking displays; photographic analysis; a parent-child workshop with Arthur Kurzweil; Jonathan Kirsch speaks on King David's ancestry and descendants. Film Festival all day long. Yale Strom performs with his klezmer band Hot Pstromi at 3:45 PM and 6:15 PM. Keynote speaker: author Daniel Mendelsohn.
• Monday, July 12: Full day of programs, lectures, and classes. Evening events: JewishGen Live! & "Looking for Louie" performance with Stacie Chaiken.
• Tuesday, July 13: Full day of programs, lectures, and classes. Evening events: "The Bialy Eaters" with Tovah Feldshuh and Yale Strom.
• Wednesday, July 14: Full day of programs, lectures, and classes. Evening events: "Looking for God in the Magic Shop" with Arthur Kurzweil; Stephen Smith, Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute; and screening of "Yoo Hoo Mrs. Goldberg."
• Thursday, July 15: Full day of programs, lectures, and classes. Evening events: "Rexite on the Radio," gala awards dinner with Mitch Smolkin and Nina Shapilsky. ($86)
Audio Recordings of Conference Programs and LecturesYou can pre-order your copy here! Orders can also be made at the conference for full sets or selected packages.
Volunteer Center & Hospitality Desk
Go West, Genealogists!
Come be a part of the world’s largest Jewish Genealogy conference! The 30th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be held in Los Angeles, California this summer at the brand new L.A. LIVE conference center. Join hundreds of other researchers as we explore our roots and build our family trees. Whether you’re a beginner, just starting to trace your family’s history, or a pro looking for the latest information and tips, the IAJGS conference will have something for everyone!
Watch our Introductory Video!
The New JW Marriott Hotel at L.A. LIVE
The IAJGS conference will be held at the brand new JW Marriott Hotel, part of the new L.A. LIVE entertainment district in downtown Los Angeles, located adjacent to the Staples Center, the Nokia Theater, and the Grammy Museum. The 879-room hotel opens February 2010, offering WiFi in all rooms and major amenities, including a rooftop outdoor pool, spa, and fitness center. In addition to a lobby lounge and bar, a full-service restaurant will be located on the first floor. The property will feature the most efficient meeting space in Downtown Los Angeles, located all on one level.
The L.A. Live campus contains broadcast studios, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, bowling lanes, music clubs and the innovative Grammy museum. The dining options, reflecting the uniqueness of Los Angeles and its passion for food, include Trader Vic’s, The Farm of Beverly Hills, Katsuya, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, Rósa Mexicano, Lawry’s Carvery, New Zealand Natural and more.
- More than 130 speakers and over 250 programs!
- An onsite Jewish genealogical library, with professional translators, yizkor books, LDS microfilms, and more
- Holocaust research resources, including books and videos from the Museum of Tolerance and the Shoah Foundation
- Day trips to Los Angeles’ historic Jewish neighborhoods and cemeteries, with tours of Boyle Heights and the Breed Street Shul
- Lectures on using DNA and genetic genealogy to trace your family story
- A focus on the entertainment community, with a Jewish genealogy film festival and new programs on Yiddish theatre, klezmer music, vaudeville, and of course Hollywood!
- Lectures on the history of Jewish Los Angeles and pioneer Jews
- New beginner genealogist programs for both the Converso/B’nai Anousim and the Persian Jewish communities
- …and much more!