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2017 AJPA Conference Agenda*

PLEASE NOTE: Events in purple are GA Plenary events which AJPA conference attendees are invited to participate in.

To view the tentative GA schedule, click here.



 Sunday, November 12, 2017


JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live

 7 a.m.
-  
9 p.m.  GA Registration


1 p.m.
-
6 p.m.

 AJPA Registration


2:30 p.m.
-
4:30 p.m.

 GA Opening Sessions: The Hottest Topics Facing Our Movement Today
 Get ready to venture further into four of the most pressing issues facing the Jewish community today. You’ll be guided by some of the most in-   demand thought, business, and religious leaders as well as top journalists and political experts.

 These sessions have two parts, so make sure to stick around for both!
  • Diaspora Relationships with Israel: What's Next Amid a Changing Reality
  • Did You Hear?: Informed Looks Inside the Current Political Climate
  • Imagining and Re-Imagining, Engaging and Re-Engaging: The Present and Future of Jewish Life
  • Discourse & Donor Flight: Maintaining Mission Amid Conflict


5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  GA Afternoon Plenary
 The first plenary of the 2017 GA promises to be inspiring, informative, emotional and thoroughly thought-provoking — not to mention a   showstopper.  We’ll hear from Hollywood celebrities and the people who keep them connected to Jewish community.

 Monday, November 13, 2017


JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live

7 a.m. 
-
2:30 p.m.
 AJPA Registration
     

 


7 a.m. 
-
8:30 a.m.
 GA Breakfast
     

 

9 a.m.



- 10:30 a.m.



 GA Morning Plenary
 Hear right from the sources about two very different but pressing issues – Millennial connection to Jewish life and the impact of hate rhetoric and   deep  political divisions on the community and Federation work. Two roundtable discussions featuring Jewish millennial leaders from across the   spectrum of Jewish life and thought leaders on what is tearing at America’s fabric discuss these topics.
     

 


11 a.m.
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12:30 p.m.
 AJPA Welcome & General Session
     

 Location: Plaza 1


    12:30 p.m.    
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1:45 p.m.
 GA Lunch
     


1:45 p.m. -
2:15 p.m.  70 Faces Media User Session
       Location: Plaza 1
       
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

 AJPA Business Breakout Roundtable: "What Keeps You Up at Night?"
 Moderator: 
Jamie Janoff, Publisher, Jewish Standard 
 Back by popular demand, we will kick off our Business Roundtable with Q & A sessions on what concerns you the most about the business we   are
 in. Bring your burning questions and the group will answer with solutions that are working in their respective markets. 

 Location: Georgia 1


2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  AJPA Editorial Breakout Session: "What Ought Rabbinic Leadership Look Like in a Time of Moral Crisis?"

 Considering issues such as the Jewish community's split over polarizing political figures such as President Donald Trump and activist Linda   Sarsour, disputes with activist groups over partnering with Zionist and Israeli participants, an apparent surge in anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi groups,   political fights in Israel regarding non-Orthodox Judaism, and many other issues, a diverse group of prominent Los Angeles rabbis will discuss if   indeed, this is a time of moral crisis, and whether a rabbi should speak and act on political issues from the bimah, in the media, and elsewhere.


     

 Location: Plaza 1


4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 GA Afternoon Plenary
 From tech to tradition, this plenary will inspire you to think big, think new, and remember the legacy that we carry on each and every day through   the work that we do.
       
      OUE Skyspace LA

Open-air observation deck providing 360-degree views of the city & a unique glass slide.
     


5:45 p.m.


 Transportation departs from Luxe City Center Hotel to OUE Skyspace LA
 
Complimentary round-trip shuttle service is available from Luxe City Center Hotel to the Simon Rockower Awards Reception and Banquet.
 Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.


 
Buses will depart from the OUE Skyspace at 9 p.m.

       
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.   Simon Rockower Awards Reception
 Sponsored by Bluelight Strategies 


7 p.m.   9 p.m.  Simon Rockower Awards Banquet
     
9 p.m.


   Transportation departs from OUE Skyspace LA to Luxe City Center Hotel

 Tuesday, November 14, 2017


JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live

 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
 GA Breakfast
     


8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.





 AJPA GA Session: "Show & Tell"
 Moderator: 
Ellen Futterman, Editor, St. Louis Jewish Light
 This Show & Tell sharing session will showcase our publications' best and most creative work. Fresh ideas, best practices and tips on how to 
 create excellent stories. Pieces from the following categories will be showcased: Holidays (Passover, Hanukkah, Jewish New Year etc.), covers,  website, webpages that are particularly innovative, special sections/magazines, features, advertisements, enterprise journalism and short 3-   minute videos.
       Location: Plaza 1

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Networking Break



 
9:30 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.  AJPA Business Breakout Session
 

 Location: Georgia 1

9:30 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.










 AJPA Editorial Breakout Session: "Learning From Our Mistakes? Will Coverage of the 2018 Elections Be Any Better Than in 2016?"
 Moderator: Jacob Kornbluh, Political Correspondent, Jewish Insider
 Speaker: Juliet Lapidos, Editor, Los Angeles Jewish Times

 Leading media analyst Jay Rosen has said that the routines of American political journalism were based on premises that Donald Trump has   upended, and that therefore, those routines must be rebuilt. Is this assessment correct, or do the old rules still apply? What were the failings of   American political journalism in 2016? Are they being repeated today? How will coverage of the 2018 elections – a cycle already underway –   look? Two senior political journalists with differing views of American politics will discuss these issues under the guidance of one of the new   leading lights in Jewish political journalism.

 
Combined, our panelists have more than 65,000 followers on Twitter and have written about 170,000 posts.

 
       Location: Plaza 1

11 a.m.

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 12:30 p.m.
 
 GA Closing Plenary
 This GA draws to a close with an incredible finale. We’ll be hearing from some of the most recognized names in the Jewish political world. And   you’ll leave so inspired you’ll want to immediately share everything you’ve learned with your community. 
     

Hebrew Union College

  12:45 p.m.

 Transportation departs from Luxe City Center Hotel to Hebrew Union College


1:15 p.m.
-
2:15 p.m.
 AJPA Lunch & Hebrew Union College (HUC) Informational Session
     


2:15 p.m.
- 3:15 p.m.  AJPA Business Breakout Session
     


2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
 AJPA Editorial Breakout Session
     


3:15 p.m.
-
4 p.m.
 AJPA Business Breakout: The Ad Network
     


3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.  AJPA Editorial Breakout Session: Freelancer/Reporter Pitch
       
4 p.m.      Transportation departs from Hebrew Union College to Luxe City Center Hotel
       
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  AJPA Executive Committee Dinner
 *Invitation Only

   

 Wednesday, November 15, 2017


JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live

7:30 a.m.
- 8:30 a.m.  AJPA Breakfast
     

 Location: Plaza 1

 

8:30 a.m.

- 9:45 a.m.
 AJPA General Session: "Trends in Israeli Media - The Ugly, the Bad, and the New"
 Sponsored by the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
     

 Location: Plaza 1


9:45 a.m.
- 10:15 a.m.  Networking Break
     


10:15 a.m.
- 11:30 a.m.  AJPA General Session: "Learning From and Working with Ethnic Media"
     

 Location: Plaza 1


11:30 a.m. -
12:30 p.m.  AJPA Annual Meeting
     

 Location: Plaza 1



*subject to change


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