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2022 Conference Speaker Information

Welcome and thank you for agreeing to teach and share your wisdom at the 20th Annual North American Kavod v’Nichum Chevrah Kadisha and Jewish Cemetery Conference, June 12-14, 2022, to be held online.

All workshop and plenary speakers are offered an honorarium to recognize the effort it takes to do this. We appreciate your time and dedication, and look forward to learning from and with you at the conference.  If you would like to promote your books or artwork in the Kavod v’Nichum bookstore, please fill out this bookstore participation form.

Workshop Session Information

The speaker information for the conference is comprised of two parts:

  1. Filling out your session information: This form collects your session description, including the title, description, your bio, and a photo of you
  2. A 90-second video of you summarizing your session topic and content (more information below – we’ll help with this!)

Please complete the Session Information Form before April 29th

Session Overview Video

Once you have registered, we will be in touch to arrange a Zoom session in which we will record you speaking for 90 seconds to give an enthusiastic summary of your session. This video will then be uploaded and available for attendees to quickly see what each session is about. These are simple to do using Zoom, requiring only that you introduce yourself, give an overview of your session topic (with enthusiasm), and invite folks to join you at the conference. It’s amazing how short 90 seconds is!

Thanks for helping to make this a fabulous event.

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Guidelines for Navigating the Registration Form

Please follow these steps to provide us with the information we need for the conference program.

Step 1: Click here to start registration

This link takes you to the EventSquid platform hosting our conference.

Step 2: Click the box that says Click Here to Continue

Step 3: Complete the form with your contact information, then click “Yes” to the query at the bottom.

Step 4: Click the Continue button to enter the next section that allows you to upload files such as your photograph and session handouts.

 A popup window appears entitled “Upload your Avatar” – a place for you to upload a head-shot photo of you to go with your biography in the program. You can upload your photo at this time by clicking on the orange Upload button at the bottom of the popup, or skip it now and email your photo to rlight@Jewish-Funerals.org.

Once you upload your image (or skip it by clicking the X in the upper right corner of the popup), you can upload session handouts now or go to the next section by clicking the Continue button.

You upload files by clicking the +Add File button.  When ready, click the Continue button to enter your session information.

Step 5: Enter your session information

    • Session title
    • Session description – a short overview of what you will cover in the session (100-200 words)
    • Speaker biography (100-200 words)

After entering your biography, you get the opportunity to donate or receive your speaker honorarium. All speakers are offered a nominal payment in appreciation for sharing wisdom with us at the conference.

Step 6: Answer questions to give us more about you and your attendance.

Step 7: Click the Continue button to finalize payment and complete your registration (for full conference at a discounted rate, or just your own session).

Once you have registered, you can always come back to edit what you have entered, or you can send us an email and we will edit your information appropriately. (See below for how to update your registration info.)

Please complete the Speaker Registration Form by 5:00pm EDT April 29th, 2022.

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Updating Your Session Information

After you have entered your personal and session information through the process described above, you can come back any time to modify or update it. (You can also email us new information and we will install it for you.) The online update process is simple:

Step 1: Click here to start the process

This link takes you to the EventSquid platform hosting our conference.

Step 2: Click “Modify My Registration” at the bottom of the gray box.

Step 3: Click “Change My Personal Information”

This takes you to your personal profile page with a popup window that allows easy editing of your entered information. Your profile is displayed first. To modify other information, click “Your Responses” in the vertical menu on the left.

Step 4: Click X in upper right corner to close the popup.

You can return to the conference webpage by clicking “View Event Website” in the list of items shown.

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Questions or Concerns

Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or additional information:

Sarit Wishnevski, Executive Director

Rick Light, Program Coordinator


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