BBYO Central Region West Presents: Fraternity and Sisterhood Convention

Friday, January 25, 2019 FROM 5:00 PM - Sunday, January 27, 2019 12:00 PM

Hotel, CA

Central Region West

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Cost: $355.00 (due by 12/28/2018)
Deposit Amount: $150.00
Early Bird Discount: $20.00

Travel Info

To help keep costs down there is no busing for this event. We encourage carpooling. 


Are you having any special guests? Yes! Comedian and disability advocate Pamela Schuller is our opening keynote. Check out some of her Buzzfeed videos and other media by clicking here. Other guests and organizations include: songleader Stephen Brickman, Girls Leadership, musicians Caleb Spaulding + David Lavin with a program called He-neini, Jewish educator Jenna Shaw, and more to be announced!

Whom is this convention for? This convention is open to all members in grades 8-12 (Note: conventions are members-only experiences)

When is convention? Friday, Janurary 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM through Sunday, Janurary 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Where is convention? Newark/Fremont, CA. Exact location is not shared publicly, and will be shared later with all registrants.

What's the cost for the weekend? Early bird: $335: Early Bibrd is open to the first 105 registrations or through 12/16/18, whichever comes first. Regular registration: $355 

Is there limited space? There are only 210 spots for teens. This convention WILL sell out. Register early to guarantee your spot! 

Is there scholarship available? Yes, Scholarship is available. Please email Ross Glinkenhouse with questions and link to the application.

What else is included in the price of the event? 

  • Meals: Dinner Friday through breakfast Sunday and evening snacks

  • Hotel sleeping accommodations

    • Teens are sleeping in double rooms with 3-4 teens per room.

  • All programming materials, speakers and special guests, Saturday evening festivities

  • Swag (e.g. t-shirts, branded lanyards, etc.)

  • A small portion of convention registration revenue is donated to BBYO's International Service Fund (ISF). ISF is AZA and BBG's treasury that allows our members to be engaged in the affairs of the global Jewish community. More information about ISF can be found by clicking here

What should I pack? Comfortable clothing (layers! We will be inside a convention hall, and temperatures can vary), Shabbat attire for Friday night, Aleph/BBG pin for Mid-States, musical instrument, etc. (A more detailed list will be sent out before the event.)

Cancellation Policy

The deadline to cancel with a full program refund is the final registration deadline for this program. Until that date, full refunds will be granted for cancellations in writing (e-mail is acceptable), for any reason. After the registration deadline, partial refunds may be available based on convention expenses already paid (hotel, transportation, etc..). Within ten days of convention we’ve already confirmed final counts with our vendors, and no refunds will be given. “No shows” will not receive a refund.

Weekend Emergency Phone Number: 650-761-1311 This number will call ALL FOUR BBYO full-time staff members! Phone is active 12:00pm on Friday, Janurary 25 through 3:00pm Sunday, Janurary 27.