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 2017 IAC National Conference?

The 2017 IAC National Conference will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC and will start on Friday evening, November 3rd, ending on Monday November 6th at 12:30PM.

How do I get to Washington D.C.?

Washington, DC's three major airports are Reagan National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Amtrak operates train service to Washington's Union Station, which is also on the Red line of the metro.

How can I register?

The IAC offers 3 convenient registration options which includes the full 4 day conference experience, a 3 day post-Shabbat ticket as well as an express 2 day pass. You can register here.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

In order to cancel your registration, please email iacregistration@smithbucklin.com.
IAC National Conference registration is fully refundable (excluding $6 registration fee) until June 1, 2017.
There is a $50 non-refundable administration fee for processing any refunds received between June 1, 2017 and August 31, 2017.
There will be no refunds after September 1, 2017.
Registration is non-transferable at any time.

How do I book my hotel room?

The IAC has negotiated discounted rates at several hotels with close proximity to the convention center. To view the hotel options and to reserve your room, click here.

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 convention center for your convenience. Services will be held on Friday evening and on Saturday - exact times and location will posted on the our online schedule.

Will the food provided at the Conference be glatt kosher?

Kosher dietary laws are observed for all meals provided at the conference.

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 tzmiri@israeliamerican.org with any questions about subsidies and student programming.

Is there special programming and subsidies for high school students?

Yes! The IAC Eitanim Hackathon is back for it's second year! Don't miss this exciting, entrepreneurship program built exclusively for high school students!

In addition, high school students receive discounted registration!

Email orit@israeliamerican.org with any questions regarding high school student programming.

Where can I download the Conference mobile app?

The IAC Conference mobile app for iPhones 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 at the conference. Stay tuned for download details closer to the conference date.

Who can I talk to special assistance for disability.

Additional questions?

Please email conference@israeliamerican.org or call Hilla at 818-451-1196 with any questions you may have.