Conference Recruitment Hub

Ready to make this J Street's biggest conference yet?

Welcome! If you have access to this page, you are one of the many leaders across the country that will be the backbone of getting over 4,000 attendees to the 2018 J Street National Conference! From lay leadership in communities to student leaders on campuses, we depend on your outreach and determination to make this the largest J Street conference yet and get as many of our core supporters and new potential supporters together April 14-17th, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Here you will find a series of helpful links and resources that we will update weekly as we get closer to conference. As you think of resources that might be helpful, please do let your regional staff or J Street U organizer know and we will try our best to make it happen so that you can be the best recruiter!

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Registration Stats

Regional Progress (student totals not included)

Region Current total Goal
Capital 391 750
Tristate 216 325
New England 111 150
Midwest 79 110
South 27 80
Mountain West 26 45
Northwest 73 110
Southwest 70 110

 

Progress by State

Here are some great discounts you can play up in recruitment:

  • Synagogue Delegation: If 5 Members of a congregation sign up with a “Synagogue Delegation Code” they receive a 20% discount. To request a synagogue delegation code, please go to this form. If you have a question about delegations in general, please contact your regional staff member.
  • Reduced Price Tickets: For those for whom the ticket price is prohibitive, they can sign up for our reduced rates of $115, $235, $355. Just click this link.

Program Information

Day Event Times Location
Saturday, April 14 Opening Night 8:30pm-10:30pm The Omni Shoreham Hotel
Sunday, April 15 Conference Program
Evening Program
9:00am-5:30pm
7:30pm-10:30pm
The Omni Shoreham Hotel
Monday, April 16 Conference
National Gala
9:00am-5:30pm
6:30pm-10:30pm
The Omni Shoreham Hotel
Tuesday, April 17 Advocacy Day 7:30am-4:00pm Capitol Hill

For more details, check out the conference website.

FAQs

1. What constitutes a synagogue delegation and what is the discount?

A synagogue delegation is 5 or more people who register from one synagogue. Rabbis, cantors, rabbinic and cantorial students can count as members of a delegation. The discount is 20% of the registration fee. The delegation discount does not apply to sponsorships, student tickets or heavily reduced price tickets (50-75% off).  The discount is taken at the time of the registration and J Street reserves the right to charge those who received the discount (equal to their 20% discount) if 5 people from a synagogue do not register.

2. How do I request a synagogue delegation code?

Requesting a synagogue delegation code is easy! You can contact your regional J Street staff member or Shaina Wasserman, Director of Rabbinic and Community Engagement ([email protected]org), for the information needed. The only information you need to register is the name of the congregation, the city and the state.

3. How do I register with the synagogue delegation code?

When you register for the conference and arrive on the payments page, there will be a box to enter promotional codes.

4. When will we know who is speaking at the conference? When will a preliminary program be available?

The conference program is complicated to put together with over 100 speakers, 30 breakouts sessions and 4 main stage plenaries. As we have permission from speakers to post them we will add them to the conference website, and will keep the list of speakers up to date on a weekly basis.

On the conference program, we try and provide a preliminary program around mid-March as we try to be as responsive to current events as possible. We will post this on the conference website as well.

5. Who should I contact if I’m having trouble registering or someone whom I am recruiting is having trouble?

Please contact the regional staff person first to make sure your issue gets resolved.

Capital/South – Tali DeGroot ([email protected])
New England – Cooper Boyar ([email protected])
Tri-State / Pennsylvania – Adam Steinberg ([email protected])
Midwest – Olga Blyumin ([email protected])
Northwest – Kyle Fradkin ([email protected])
Southwest – Hannah Nayowith ([email protected])

If they have trouble, they will be in touch with the national office to have the issue figured out.