Welcome to the 2017 JCCs of North America Professional Conference! We’re so glad you will be with us in Orlando.
Professional Conference is where JCC professionals come together. This is your chance to network, learn from the best, and bring back exciting, new ideas to make your JCC shine. It’s four days of non-stop learning—and fun—with hundreds of your peers, eager to make connections and build their network—just like you!
You’ll get to focus on your interests, and take a few excursions into new areas that touch on your JCC work. You’ll learn about what other JCCs are doing, and meet with our newest Program Partners. You will build on your strengths, so that you grow both professionally and personally.
We’re at an exciting time in JCC history. Our movement celebrates its centennial in 2017. We began as the Jewish Welfare Board in 1917 supporting young Jewish men going off to war, to serve their new country. Today we have grown into a network of Jewish Community Centers that serve vibrant, diverse communities across North America. It’s our time to celebrate the past and plan for the future.
The 2017 JCC Professional Conference is designed with your interests at heart. Come to Orlando ready to dive deep and soak up all you can. Whether you are just starting to explore your JCC career or have seen many decades of growth and change, the conference provide tools to help you be at the top of your game.
Job specific tracks run throughout the conference, and you’ll have opportunities to choose your own learning workshops as well. Inspiring keynotes, intimate workshops and thought-provoking JTalks will constantly challenge you to be at your best, while at the conference and when you bring all back home. And don’t forget, there’s plenty of time to make deals with the vendors, mingle with friends during evening activities, and explore Orlando.
Pack your bags and get ready for this electrifying experience. I can’t wait to greet you on March 19!
2017 JCCs of North America Conference Director