The following announcement was written by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies:
Seattle, Washington – The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies has announced a call for papers for its 36th Annual Conference to be held from August 7 to 12, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.
“The Wandering Jew” is the theme of the 2016 conference.
Topic tracks include:
The Sephardic Experience in the United States
South American, Australian and South African Branches
Westward Ho! Jews in the Western US
Coming Home to Israel
Program organizers welcome proposals for lectures, workshops and panel discussions on all aspects of Jewish genealogy, though the focus will be on these five topic tracks. Attendees are expected to span the full spectrum of expertise from novice to veteran and professional researchers; thus, a wide range of paper topics is encouraged.
The conference will be held in downtown Seattle from August 7 to 12 at the conveniently located Seattle Sheraton.
Proposals should be submitted through the official conference website www.iajgs2016.org. The deadline for submission is midnight, December 15, 2015. For information about proposals and submissions, please contact the Program Committee at email@example.com.
Early registration will open in January 2016 through the conference website.
For more information about the conference, contact the conference co-chairs Janette Silverman, Phyllis Grossman, and Chuck Weinstein through the conference website www.iajgs2016.org.