Convention 2020

April 23-25, 2020 in Chicago, IL

Schedule

*All times are Central Time and tentative. 

Book your flights and make your travel plans according to these times:

  • Convention officially begins Thursday, April 23 at 2:00 pm.
  • Convention concludes Saturday, April 25 at 10:00 pm. We recommend you book return flights on Sunday.
  • Section Presidents and SPAs have pre-Convention training beginning Wednesday afternoon, April 22.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 

2:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Section Presidents Training and Dinner (by invitation only)

2:00 pm – 9:00 pm | State Policy Advocate Training and Dinner (by invitation only)

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Outgoing Board Dinner (by invitation only)

Thursday, April 23, 2020 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Israel Section Representative Training (by invitation only)

9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Section Presidents Training (by invitation only)

9:00 am – 12:00 pm | State Policy Advocate Training (by invitation only)

10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Outgoing Board Meeting (by invitation only)

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Lunch on your own

12:45pm – 1:45pm | First Time Attendees Meet-Up

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Opening Plenary – Convention Officially Opens!

3:45 pm – 6:00 pm | Business Meeting

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Dinner on your own

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Evening Program

Friday, April 24, 2020 

8:00 am – 9:30 am | Breakfast

8:30 am – 2:00 pm | Business Meeting (will end early if the agenda is complete)

11:45 am – 12:45 pm | Lunch

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Break

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Workshop Session 1

4:15 pm – 5:45 pm | Workshop Session 2

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Section Showcase & Reception

7:15 pm – 9:15 pm | Shabbat Dinner

9:30 pm – 10:30 pm | Shabbat Oneg (Celebration)

Saturday, April 25, 2020 

9:15 am – 10:15 am | Shabbat Morning Program

10:30 am – 12:00 pm | Conversation on Jewish Feminism

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Lunch on your own

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Workshop Session 3

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm | Workshop Session 4

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Reception

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Leadership Gala and Celebration of 125 years

Sunday, April 26, 2020

9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Optional Chicago Activities*

9:00 am – 12:30 pm | Incoming Board Meeting (by invitation only)

9:00 am – 2:00 pm | Executive Directors Meeting (by invitation only)

*NCJW will organize group sightseeing activities around Chicago on Sunday. The options are not confirmed yet, but may include a visit to the art institute, an architectural boat tour, etc. These activities will be at your own expense and are not including in the ticket price.