2017 Conference FAQ

AJL Conference Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?
Conference registration is being handled through the AJL website. Members planning to attend the full
conference must enter their member account login information in order to receive the member
conference rates. The Early Bird full registration rate for members and their spouses/partners ($385 - a
$40 discount) will be available through April 27. After that, the full registration rate for members ($425)
will apply. Because members must log in in order to receive the member rate, it is important that
member information is up-to-date. Please review your member profile and update contact information
as necessary before registering. If you have any questions regarding your membership status or your ID
and password, please contact Shulamis Hes, VP for Membership.

Non-members register by continuing as a guest at the Account Login page. The Early Bird full registration
rate for non-members ($455 - a $40 discount) will be available through April 27. After that, the full
registration rate for non-members ($495) will apply. Please note that it is more economical for nonmembers
to join AJL and pay the member rate than to register for the conference as a non-member.

The registration page may be found here.

What does Full Registration include?
Full registration includes all sessions as well as Kosher meals: Monday lunch & dinner; Tuesday breakfast
& Keynote lunch; Wednesday breakfast & Awards Luncheon; Monday breakfast and Tuesday dinner are
not included.

Are there other registration options besides Full Member Registration?
See AJL Conference 2017 Registration Ticket Types and Rates in the Documents section on the
Registration page for all registration options and fees.

Am I responsible for any additional fees when paying for the conference?
There are no additional registration fees.

How do I make my payment?
You may pay for the conference with a credit card or by check. Follow the payment instructions when
registering. If you would like to pay by check, mail your check made out to 'AJL Conference 2017' to
Kathy Bloch, AJL Treasurer, The Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, 610 S. Michigan
Ave., Chicago, IL 60605. For payment questions, including how to pay with an international credit card,
please contact Kathy.

What is the refund policy?
Refund requests must be submitted prior to May 19 to Marcie Eskin, AJL Conference Registrar. Refund
requests before May 19 are subject to a $36 cancellation fee. After May 19, refund requests are
subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Refunds will be processed and mailed after July 16.

Are subsidies available to help with the cost of attending the conference?
Information on stipends and scholarships to help with the costs of conference attendance can be found
on the Conference Stipends & Scholarships page of the AJL website. Current membership and full
conference registration are required to be eligible for the stipends and scholarships. For questions
regarding stipends and scholarships, contact Lenore Bell, Conference Stipends Chair. Members receiving
stipends are not subject to the April 27 Early Bird Discount deadline. They should select the Full
Registration AJL Stipend/Scholarship Recipient Only ticket option.

Whom should I contact if I have questions?

  • For conference and hotel information please contact the Conference Chair Jim Rosenbloom at rosenbloom@brandeis.edu or at 781-736-4688.
  • For registration information please contact Marcie Eskin, AJL Conference Registrar, at mjeskin@comcast.net or at 847-926-7903.
  • For payment questions, please contact Kathy Bloch, AJL Treasurer at kbloch@spertus.edu
  • For questions regarding membership status or member login information, please contact Shulamis Hes,VP for Membership at membership@jewishlibraries.org
  • For Stipends and scholarships questions, contact Lenore Bell, Conference Stipends Chair bell614@msn.com