What is the IAC National Conference?
This fall, the 4th Annual IAC National Conference will bring together more than 3,000 leaders, influencers and activists from the U.S., Israel, and around the world.
The IAC National Conference – one of the largest and most high-profile gatherings in the Jewish world – will feature change makers across a range of fields, from business and philanthropy, to technology and education, to politics and social change.
Together, we will explore five essential and interrelated topics for the Jewish people: innovative leadership, community building, Jewish heritage, Israeli culture, and Hebrew.
The IAC is the national home for Israeli-Americans and the fastest-growing Jewish American organization. It is an extraordinary connector between Israeli-Americans, Jewish-Americans, and Israel, working to create spaces for mutual learning and enrichment to advance common goals.
In the IAC, we see a unique bridge to modern Israel and a powerful expression of the country’s greatest strengths. We believe that our diversity, innovation, and “Israeliness” are tools that can strengthen the American Jewish community in new and exciting ways.
Join us in moving community forward.
When and where is the 2018 IAC National Conference?
The 2018 IAC National Conference will take place at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL and will start on Thursday evening, November 29th, ending on Sunday December 2nd at 1:30PM.
How do I get to Hollywood, Florida?
The closest airport is Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (8 miles from the hotel). The second closest airport is Miami International Airport (22 miles from the hotel)
How can I register?
The IAC offers 3 convenient registration options which include the full 4-day conference experience, a 3 day Friday- Sunday option as well as an express 1-day pass, which includes Saturday and Sunday. Register Here
What if I need to cancel my registration?
In order to cancel your registration, please email [email protected].
IAC National Conference registration is fully refundable until August 1, 2018.
There is a $50 non-refundable administration fee for processing any refunds received between August 2, 2018 and September 10, 2018.
There will be no refunds after September 10, 2018.
Registration is non-transferable at any time.
How do I book my hotel room?
The IAC has negotiated discounted rates at the Diplomat Beach Resort Hotel. Book your hotel room here.
Space is limited, so don't wait until the hotel is sold out!
What security measures should I be aware of?
For security reasons, IAC Conference badges must be worn at all conference events. Badges will be provided upon check-in at the conference registration area at the Convention Center. Absolutely no access will be granted to the conference without proper credentials which include a valid government photo ID and your conference badge. Metal detectors and other security measures will be in upon entering the conference. Non-registered persons will not be allowed access to any conference events.
For the safety of all participants, the Israeli-American Council reserves the right to deny access to or expel any individual at the conference based on compliance with the registration Terms and Conditions, or for any reason whatsoever if deemed appropriate by IAC and its security staff.
Unauthorized print materials may not be distributed, and no solicitation is permitted.
Will there be religious services?
There will be a synagogue available on-site at the hotel for your convenience. Services will be held on Friday evening and on Saturday - exact times and location will be posted on our online schedule.
Is there special information for Shabbat observers?
The hotel will have an elevator operator on one elevator for both the north and south towers. Observant guests will simply request their floor. Anyone that IAC identifies as Shabbat observant will be placed on a lower floor and can also be directed to internal stairs which will take them between their floor and the lobby. In addition, the Hotel will place a security officer on these floors who will open sleeping room doors for religious guests.
Will the food provided at the Conference be glatt kosher?
Kosher dietary laws are observed for all meals provided at the conference.
Will there be Kosher meals during Shabbat?
Yes. There will be food during Shabbat by Aroma Catering. The Aroma Kosher Market is under the supervision of the Orthodox Rabbinical Board of Broward and Palm Beach Counties and provide catering, butchering, baking, and groceries, including deli, under the supervision of a mashgiach temidi.
Shabbat meals include Friday night dinner, Saturday breakfast, and lunch.
Are there kosher restaurants in South Florida?
Yes, there are several kosher options in the area.
Who is speaking at the Conference?
Our website will always have the most up-to-date speaker information here.
Is there special programming and subsidies for college students?
Yes! The IAC Mishelanu National Student Conference is taking place at the IAC National Conference, which means there will be engaging and fun programming tailored just for you. Check the website frequently for updates on the special student experience.
In addition, college students receive extremely discounted registration and generous travel & hotel subsidies!
Email [email protected] with any questions about subsidies and student programming.
Is there special programming and subsidies for high school students?
Yes! The IAC Eitanim Teen Track is back for it's second year!
In addition, high school students receive discounted registration!
Email [email protected] with any questions regarding high school student programming.
Where can I download the Conference mobile app?
The IAC Conference mobile app for iPhone and Android helps you connect with your fellow participants, explore the program, bookmark your favorite sessions and learn about the amazing speakers you’ll hear at the conference. Search “Israeli American” on the App Store or Google Play.
Who can I talk to special assistance for disability.
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