Conference Discussion Group
Frequently Asked Questions
Getting the Most out of the Conference
Jewish History of Philadelphia
Travel and Tours
Where to Eat
Frequently Asked Questions
A T T E N D E E
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What does my registration include?
Is your site secure?
What credit cards do you accept?
Can I register by mail or fax rather than registering online?
If I register on-line, where and when do I pick up my registration packet?
Can I register on-site?
How can I add a another purchase once I have already registered (e.g. another lunch; a registration for my companion; a banquet ticket for my companion)?
Can I cancel my registration?
What is your refund policy if I have to cancel?
Should I purchase trip cancellation insurance?
Should my companion register even if he/she is not particularly interested in genealogy?
What are the Breakfasts with Experts?
What are the SIG lunches?
Will there be a pre-conference dinner?
Should I attend the Banquet? What happens there?
Can I bring a guest to the Banquet even if he/she is not registered for the conference?
Can I buy breakfast and/or lunch tickets for a guest who is not registered for the conference?
Will there be a kosher offering for conference meals?
How do I list a country for the nametag and family finder if I do not know what country the ancestors came from?
What country and/or city names that I am researching should I use for my nametag and the family finder?
Where do I check-in for the conference?
What times will the conference registration desk be open?
Hotel Reservations and Accommodations
How do I make my hotel reservation at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel?
What are the room rates?
When do these special conference room rates begin and end?
What do I do if there are no more rooms available at the conference hotel?
Can I cancel my hotel reservation or change the dates of my hotel reservation?
How can I find a roommate(s) to share the hotel room and split the cost?
Should I register for a hotel room even if I don't know who my roommates will be?
Is the hotel able to accommodate someone with a disability?
What are the hotel guest rooms like?
I need a refrigerator in my room. How do I arrange for that?
Is there internet access from the guest rooms at the hotel and how much does it cost?
What amenities does the hotel offer?
Where would I park my car if I drive into Philadelphia?
Travel to Philadelphia and the Hotel
How do I travel to Philadelphia?
How do I get from the Airport to the hotel?
I want to be a speaker at the conference. What do I have to do?
If my proposal is accepted, what do I do?
What do I get if I am a speaker?
I want to propose a presentation with another person. Do we both get any portion of our registrations waived? What happens if the two of us do more than one (1) presentation together?
If I am a speaker at the conference, do I need to make my own hotel reservation?
Other Conference Questions
What will the weather be like in Philadelphia in August?
Where are Kosher restaurants in Philadelphia?
Will there be morning prayer services at the hotel during the conference?
Will the conference proceedings be recorded?
Can I get the conference Syllabus sent to me before the conference begins?
Will the Syllabus be on a CD and/or in a bound version
How do I ship the Syllabus home after the conference?
Will the conference arrange transportation for cemetery visits?
Is the conference offering any tours of Philadelphia?