About IAJGS Conference Live!
The first ever IAJGS Conference LIVE! will use the latest video streaming technology to live broadcast from the 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. Annually, the International Association of Jewish Genealogy (IAJGS) brings the best minds and knowledge in the field of Jewish genealogy to its conference. This year, the conference, co-hosted by the IAJGS and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB), will be held in Boston August 4 through August 9 and more than 1,000 attendees from 17 countries will attend. However, via LIVE! video streaming, anyone in any location with the desire to learn more about their Jewish family history will be able to tap into this knowledge and attend the event via the Internet.
LIVE! will broadcast approximately 50 sessions over five days from the Boston venue (see the list here). LIVE! participants will be able to view the sessions in real time via an Internet connection to a computer or tablet or smartphone. Sessions will also be available for playback for three months after the conference. Handouts, where provided by the speaker, will be available via download. LIVE! participants will be able to ask questions of the speakers and panelists via Twitter. LIVE! participants will be able to join either by paying a daily fee or a fee for the entire five days of sessions. IAJGS Conference LIVE! is being produced by the IAJGS, FamilySearch, and thanks to the generosity of Harvey Krueger.
You may sign up for viewing a full day's scheduled LIVE! sessions, $49 USD per day, or for the full week (five days), $139 USD full week. Registration for the regular conference does not include access to the cyber conference; a separate registration fee is required for the cyber conference.
Registration is the three-step process listed here (with details below):
- Step 1: Review the LIVE! conference schedule and determine the days you plan to sign up for.
- Step 2: Complete the Registration Form.
- Step 3: Complete the Payment Form (via PayPal).
Your registration is not complete until both Steps 2 and 3 are completed.
You must be registered and payment must have been received no later than 7 am EDT one day before the day for which you are registering in order to view the sessions live. For example, if you are registering for Tuesday's LIVE! sessions, you must complete registration and payment before 7 am EDT on Monday. Late registrations and payment will permit you to view the sessions only after the conference during the three month playback-on-demand period.
You will be sent instructions for logging in shortly (approximately by 7 am EDT) before the day's streaming will start.
Step 1: Review Schedule
Review the LIVE! conference schedule by clicking here to go to the conference program schedule. Enter "Live!" (without the quotation marks) in the "Session Code" field and click on the "Search" button. All currently scheduled Live! sessions will be displayed. NOTE: the schedule of LIVE sessions is subject to change for technical or other reasons. Determine the days you plan to sign up for.
Step 2: Registration Form
Click here to access the registration form (it will open in a separate window or tab). After you have finished it, return to this window to complete Step 3, the Payment Form (via PayPal).
Step 3: Payment
Payments for IAJGS Conference LIVE! are handled through the Conference PayPal account, which can accept payments using credit cards as well as PayPal accounts.
If you do not have—or do not wish to use—a PayPal account, click on the "Don't have a PayPal account?" link. You can then complete your transaction using a credit card (MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover). To help you understand this, we have placed below a screen capture of the payment options portion of the initial PayPal screen.
Select the appropriate payment button below to register for one day ($49), two days ($98), or the entire five day (Sunday through Thursday) conference ($139).
|ONE DAY ($49)
|TWO DAYS ($98)
|FIVE DAYS ($139)
Session handouts, where they have been provided by the speaker, can be downloaded by LIVE! participants from the password-protected web page that you will be given access to each day before the start of the day's LIVE! streaming. You will be emailed the URL/link and password shortly before each day for which you have registered/paid for LIVE! begins.
Asking Questions LIVE!
We will only be able to address questions that are sent in during the live streaming.
To ask a question using Twitter, send a tweet with your question during the session. Do not exceed 140 characters. Include #IAJGSLIVE as part of the 140 characters. Here is an example tweet:
Is the Lviv archive open to all researchers? #IAJGSLIVE
Other methods for asking questions may become available. Check back.
Questions About IAJGS Conference LIVE!
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions about IAJGS Conference LIVE!.
PayPal Payment Screen
The image below shows the right-hand portion of the screen you will see in PayPal when making your payment. You can pay either with a PayPal account or with a credit card. If you click on the "Don't have a PayPal account?" link, a screen will open for entering your credit card information.