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Important dates and Deadlines

Conference sessions will begin Sunday, 12/19 at 10 AM Chicago time and will end at 4:30 PM Chicago time Tuesday, 12/21. There will be additional programs and events scheduled before and after conference sessions.

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Kosher meals and all food served at the conference* will be prepared by Zelda’s Catering under the supervision of the Chicago Rabbinical Council (CRC).

*New in 2021, non-kosher vegetarian lunches prepared by the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk will also be available for purchase.

Accessibility Accommodations

Learn about current accommodations for mobility, sound, special spaces, and other provisions planned for the 2021 conference, and request additional accommodations.

Travel and Childcare Grants

The Association for Jewish Studies remains committed to supporting wide participation in its Annual Conference. Learn more about 2021 Travel and Childcare Grants.

The Art of Conferencing

A collection of resources for conference preparation on subjects including giving exciting talks, making the most of the conference, conference roles, interviewing, pitching books, and preparing conference proposals and abstracts.

Travel Insurance

If you are considering travel insurance, this article is a great start. Please note, the AJS is not affiliated with Forbes or Squaremouth or any of the insurance companies listed.