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2016 AJFCA Annual Conference


Make the most of your Conference experience by having lunch with colleagues while discussing trending topics. Optional Lunches are offered on Monday, May 16th, and can be added to registration for an additional $50. All luncheons require pre-registration.

Lay Leaders Luncheon board of directors
Lay leaders from AJFCA member agencies will come together to exchange information and ideas (and business cards) with fellow agency lay leaders over lunch. Take this opportunity to network with your colleagues across North America. AJFCA's Board Chair will join you to present some information on how our network can benefit you. We will be joined by Irv Katz, President Emeritus and Interim CEO of the Washington, DC-based National Human Services Assembly, who will share his thoughts on trends in the nonprofit human services sector.

This luncheon requires pre-registration.

Development & Marketing Professionals Luncheon 
Development and Marketing professionals from AJFCA member agencies are invited to attend this lunch for an opportunity to hear from guest speaker and marketing expert, John Haydon, to network with colleagues and share information on topics common to many development and marketing professionals at Jewish family service agencies. 

This luncheon requires pre-registration.

40 & Under Luncheon 
This luncheon is designed for conference attendees under the age of 40. Exchange information, ideas, opportunities and challenges on topics trending among young Jewish family service agency professionals. Those who select this luncheon will be emailed prior to the Conference and asked to submit 1-2 trending topics they'd like to see discussed. 

This luncheon requires pre-registration.

Older Adult and Disabilities Services Luncheon 
Professionals who work with older adult services and/or disabilities, as well as those interested in either topic are encouraged to participate in this luncheon. The room will be split in half between the two topics.

Older adult services professionals will discuss a range of topics related to serving older adults including the provision of care management, home care and transportation, addressing food insecurity, and serving Holocaust survivors. Participants will discuss sustainable models of service provision with a focus on funding, partnership development and outcomes measurement. Bring your questions and share your experience with others older adult services professionals and agency leaders.

Disabilities service professionals will discuss the variety of support services offered throughout the AJFCA network as well as the development of initiatives and programs that support the inclusion of people with disabilities in the Jewish community and the community at large. Attendees will explore both the successes and challenges their agencies have experienced in supporting people with disabilities and their family members to access services, become active members of the community, and live healthy, self-directed lives.
This luncheon requires pre-registration.

Networking Luncheons
Attendees are invited to attend the general networking luncheon. Exchange information, ideas, opportunities and challenges with colleagues on topics trending among Jewish family service agencies. Those who select this luncheon will be emailed prior to the Conference and asked to submit 1-2 trending topics they'd like to see discussed. 

This luncheon requires pre-registration.
Registration is Now OPEN!
Join AJFCA for the 2016 Annual Conference at the  
Westin San Diego this May
Interactive sessions will include the following areas of focus:
  • Executive Leadership :  Proactive Program Planning, Talent Development, Reflections on Being Jewish Agencies and Serving Broadly, Identifying & Cultivating Lay Leaders and an opportunity to visit the new JFS San Diego workplace
  • Agency Services:  Food Program Models, Music & Memory Program, Senior Hoarding, Multi-Agency Collaborations, LGBTQ Programming and Holocaust Survivor Services 
  • Fund Development & Marketing:  Unique Forms of Giving/Revenue Streams, Donor Cultivation, Grant Strategy, Marketing, Foundation Perspectives and Reframing Human Services  
  • Board Leadership:  Program Impact & Sustainability, Cultivating & Engaging Board Members, Soliciting Donors, Succession Planning and Top Issues Facing Board Leaders Networking Session
  • Volunteer/Young Adult Engagement:  Attracting Baby Boomer & Volunteer Talent, Connecting with Next Gen Leaders, Service Enterprise

Basic Tentative Schedule

Saturday, May 14th - Havdallah & Dessert Reception (9p)
Sunday, May 15th - programming, plenary lunch, host community event
Monday, May 16th - plenary breakfast, programming, small group lunches 
Tuesday, May 17th - programming, closing plenary (ends at noon), CEO Council    


Note: JFS San Diego employees, Conference Sponsors, Meyerhoff Fellows and those who are entitled to a Senior Resource Connect discount will receive emails from AJFCA Staff with alternate registration instructions.

Book your hotel room and learn more about the Westin San Diego here.

Please contact Megan with questions.

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego, CA May 15-17, 2016

AJFCA is committed to the inclusion of all interested parties in the AJFCA Annual Conference. If you would like to request accommodations to enable you to participate fully in the event please contact AJFCA's Director of Older Adult & Disabilities Services, Liz Woodward, by April 15, 2016 at 410-500-5372.
Annual Conference Awards  
The deadline for the 2016 Annual Conference Awards is Friday, February 12th. Click here to view the guidelines for the categories below.
  • Kovod Award
    • Agency Video
    • Replicable Programming in the area of:
      • Disabilities Services
      • Behavioral Health Services
      • Holocaust Survivor Support Services
  • Joseph S. Kaplan Memorial Scholarship Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Leadership Award