Friday, June 12, 2009

IAJGS 2009 Conference Update

Posted By Anne Feder Lee
We are very pleased to tell you that the tours being offered during the conference and the films being shown for the Film Festival are now at the conference web site: www.Philly2009.org

(1) Tours. You may now register for the wonderful tours being offered. 

If you have already registered, go to Registration Update (you will need your Log-in and password received with your registration confirmation).  Click on "optional programs" and select the tour or tours you want to take.

If you have not registered yet, please do so now so you can sign up for the tours, as well as all the other fee based options that are available.

There are 3 walking tours, 4 bus tours, and 2 cemetery visits for research available. You can find information about these specific trips by going to the Program and searching in the "Session Topic" box for Sightseeing Tours or Cemetery Visits.  Or, you can click on the left hand button on the home page for "Travel and Tours."  Please carefully read our advice for those taking tours and/or going on the cemetery visits for research.

The deadline for purchasing tickets for trips is Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 11:59 pm US central time. Should you purchase a ticket and then wish to cancel your reservation, you must do so before Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 11:59 pm US central time for a full refund. Cancellations after that date will not receive a refund.

However, we urge you to make your reservation before June 30 because we must inform the bus company in early July as to the number of registrants. Low ticket purchases at that point will likely lead to cancellations. 

You may purchase trip tickets for guests who are not registered for the conference. Once you are at the conference, you can check at the registration desk to see if tickets are still available for purchase.

(2) Film Festival.  The complete schedule for the IAJGS Conference Film Festival is now online.  You can view each film in the context of the entire day of programs by going directly to the link at: http://www.philly2009.org/program.cfm

If you want to view just the films at a glance, go to "Session Topic" and click on "Film Festival" and then "Search." If you click on the film's title, the descriptive section with a synopsis and photos will pop up.
Please note that some of the films are being shown more than once during the conference week to make it easier to catch them. 

Many of the films have speakers
attending -- filmmakers, researchers, or participants in the creative process -- who will introduce their work and then discuss and/or take Q & A afterwards. 

The Film Festival is open to all conference registrants and attendance does not require any addition fee payments.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Philly,
Anne Feder Lee
David Mink
Philly2009 Co-Chairs

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