At the Olami Summit, we will be inspired by top speakers from around the world. They will be at the Summit not just to give a talk or lead a session, but to engage and discuss throughout the weekend.
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The Summit will hold Bet Midrash style learning sessions as well as informal opportunities for students and Rabbis to connect, engage in discussions and for Rabbis to answer questions.
Most of the presentations will be in the participants’ native language. For the major presentations where everyone will be together, simultaneous translation devices or subtitles will be available.
The Summit will gather 1,200 participants from 20 countries. You will have the opportunity to spend time with delegates from around the globe throughout the Summit. Dedicated cross-cultural sessions will take place throughout the Weekend Summit in order to give structured time to cross-country connections.
No! Kosher meals are included in the Summit. Make sure you order kosher food for your flight. Be prepared for beautiful Shabbat meals in an uplifting atmosphere.
This is not going to last long! You will be able to meet local Olami Summit 2017 participants before the Summit, at your local pre-Summit event. At the Summit, you will meet hundreds of people from dozens of different countries, and on Shabbat you will have to opportunity to share meals with participants from your region.
The program is designed to engage, unite and inspire. We will have outstanding speakers, learning sessions, great food and the most amazing atmosphere! We will offer a wide variety of events in order to fit different styles.
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The Olami Summit 2017 will be under 24/7 Community Security Trust CST surveillance. The CST is working closely with West Midlands Police and the NEC. All delegates and staff will be required to wear their Olami Summit badge at all times. You can further help us by ensuring you do not leave any unattended items around the site, and by reporting any suspicious activity.
Your organization’s staff will assign rooms to your delegation.
The Olami Summit 2017 will take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel. This is a large hotel and we are taking over the entire venue.
We will be going to the most historical places in Spain: Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Malaga, Ronda, Gibraltar, Sevilla. Click here to view a sample itinerary.
Upon registration, you will be able to fill out a section detailing your requirements and the Olami Summit 2017 team will assist you and make sure your needs are met.
For students traveling from further afield, the Summit begins with four days in Spain.
For those traveling to Spain, the Summit begins on Sunday 24th and finishes at noon on Sunday 31. For those attending the weekend portion only, the Summit begins on Thursday December 28th at 5pm and finishes at noon on Sunday December 31. Each delegate can choose to extend – not shorten – their stay. If you want to change your flight itinerary please liaise with your local staff member who is coordinating your trip. You can stay for as long as you would like. Each team can arrange their own plans and logistics for extending.
If you are extending your trip within the UK, let us know if you would like help connecting with the local Jewish community.
Every country has different visa requirements. Make sure to check your visa requirements – and passport validity before booking your flights. Some countries require visas to enter the UK and Spain like Russia and South Africa others like USA, Latin America, and Europe do not. Please look through these links to see if you are in need of a visa and how to apply for one. Spain, UK.
Your delegation leader is responsible for booking your group flights through our preferred partners. If you want to extend or change your individual flights it is your own responsibility to cover any additional fees for flight changes, transfers and transportation. You are also responsible for informing Olami of your flight change through your personal profile page.
You will meet your local organization’s delegates and fly together as a delegation. Please get in touch with your local Rabbi in order to find out all the details about your trip logistics.
Registering to the Olami Summit 2017 includes: transportation to and from the Summit venues, access to conferences and other programs, accommodation, meals, many surprises and an amazing atmosphere…
The cost of your flights to and from your hometown is not covered by Olami. And transportation to and from the start and finish venue is only covered IF you come as part of a group. If you arrive or leave independent of your group, you are responsible to cover the cost of any related transportation.
Thousands of students around the world would like to participate in this year’s Summit and spots are limited. We would like to give newcomers the opportunity to enjoy our Summit, therefore they will get priority bookings. There is an option for students who attended last year’s Summit to pre-register. As we get closer to registration deadline, we will open limited registration spots for pre-registered students.
If you would like to register to the Olami Summit 2017, please contact your local staff member. To see a list of participating organizations, click here. The Summit has limited spots available and so this year, is by nomination only. If you are invited to attend, you will receive an email nominating you to register for your spot.
You don’t belong to an Olami-affiliated organization? Find your local Olami member organization here and find out how you can get involved with them. Then hopefully you will be able to attend in 2018.
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