What is the IAC National Summit?

This fall, the 7th Annual IAC National Summit will bring together more than 3,000 leaders, influencers and activists from the U.S., Israel, and around the world.

The IAC National Summit – 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 2020 IAC National Summit?

The 2020 IAC National Summit will take place at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida on December 3-6, 2020.

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 much does hotel parking cost?

The IAC has secured a discounted parking rate for summit attendees.
$25/day for self-parking, and It’s $35/day for valet parking. Attendees do not need to sleep at the hotel to take advantage of the discounted parking rates.

How can I register?

Registration will be open around Summer 2020.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

In order to cancel your registration, please email [email protected].
IAC National Summit registration is fully refundable until August 1, 2020.
There is a $50 non-refundable administration fee for processing any refunds received between August 2, 2020 and September 10, 2020.
There will be no refunds after September 10, 2020.
Registration is non-transferable at any time.

How do I book my hotel room?

Hotel booking will open around summer 2020.

What security measures should I be aware of?

For security reasons, IAC Summit badges must be worn at all summit events. Badges will be provided upon check-in at the summit registration area at the Convention Center. Absolutely no access will be granted to the summit without proper credentials which include a valid government photo ID and your summit badge. Metal detectors and other security measures will be in upon entering the summit. Non-registered persons will not be allowed access to any summit events.

For the safety of all participants, the Israeli-American Council reserves the right to deny access to or expel any individual at the summit 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 Summit be glatt kosher?

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

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.

Are the sessions in Hebrew or English?

All plenaries are in English and the breakout sessions are mostly in English with Hebrew options.

Who is speaking at the Summit?

Speakers list will be published as the summit nears. In the meanwhile you may want to check out 2019 Summit speakers list.

How can I apply for a speaking opportunity at the IAC National Summit?

Speaking opportunities form will be available around summer 2020.

Is there special programming and subsidies for college students?

Yes! The IAC Mishelanu National Student Conference is taking place at the IAC National Summit, 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 Summit mobile app?

The IAC Summit 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 summit. Search “Israeli American” on the App Store or Google Play.

Who can I talk to regarding a special assistance for disability.

Please email [email protected].

Additional questions?

Please email [email protected] with any questions you may have.


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