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Resources & Conference Features

Travel Assistance

Travel Grants

Since 2009, the AJS has awarded more than $150,000 in travel grant funding to its members.

Hotel Roommates & Rideshares

A forum for AJS members seeking to share rooming expenses at or rides to the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC.


Please check back soon for more information about childcare services for 2017. Help to support the Conference Childcare Fund here.

Meeting Spaces

Interview Rooms

AJS policy forbids the use of private guest rooms for the scheduling of interviews with attendees at our conference. The AJS will provide for a modest fee meeting room space where interviews can be conducted in a dignified and comfortable manner.

Conference Features

AJS Honors Its Authors

The Association for Jewish Studies and Jewish Book Council would like to celebrate your new book!

Special Events

Plenary and Gala Banquet

You are especially encouraged to join fellow AJS members for the Gala Banquet and Plenary Lecture on Sunday evening, December 17 at 7:15 PM.  This year's Plenary Lecture will be delivered by Daniel Kurtzer, Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson Institute and former United States Ambassador to Israel and to Egypt.

Walking Tour

On this tour you will see four historic synagogues and several government buildings that help tell the story of Washington’s early Jewish community. Pre-registration is required.

Theater Night

Enjoy a night at the theater with your fellow conference attendees. Pre-registration is required.

Resources on Academic Confernces

Art of Conferencing

A collection of of articles covering: How to Prepare Conference Proposals and Abstracts, Making the Most of the Conference, How to Give an Exciting Talk, Guidance for Conference Roles, Interviewing at the Conference, and How to Pitch Your Book at a Conference.