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This members-only experience is bound to set the bar. All 8th-12th grade KIO Region teens are invited to Cincinnati, from April 21-23, 2023, for a Spring Convention like you've never seen before. Aside from diving deep into the uniqueness of our BBYO siblinghood, we will celebrate our past year and set our sights on what's to come.
After Basketball Convention we know that a weekend back together is what you need.
WHAT TO EXPECT 👀
Spring Convention is the topper on the cake! It's a weekend that includes unique regional programming, elections of your 69th Regional Board, a private evening off-site social, and so much more. The weekend is tied together on Sunday morning as we move to partake in J-Serve experiences like you've never seen before. Finally, we will wrap up this once of a kind weekend with a moment of celebration with the 2023 KIO awards banquet brunch.
COME J-SERVE WITH US!
Throughout April, teens from across the world will be participating in J-Serve; A unique opportunity to band together through service as a united global network committed to fulfilling the Jewish values of gemilut chasidim, acts of loving kindness, tzedakah, just and charitable giving, and tikkun olam, the responsibility to repair the world. This year, Jewish teens from across KIO Region will spend time on this special day and throughout the convention to make their community and the world a better place.
TRANSPORTATION: All transportation to and from convention is included in your registration fee. Transportation and logistics emails will go out one week prior to the convention and will include transportation info and timing for each city. Please note teens are never allowed to drive to BBYO conventions.
ATTENDEES: This incredible weekend is open to any BBYO member in grades 8-12 in the Kentucky Indiana Ohio Region, BBYO staff, and advisors.
REGISTRATION: Registration will openMarch 13 & close on Sunday, April 2nd at midnight. Late registrations will be accepted based on availability. The last day to receive a refund is April 2nd at midnight.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are available on BOTH the local and regional levels. Please reach out to your local City Director for more info on local scholarships in your community.
The first deadline to submit scholarship applications is Monday, March 27th at midnight. All scholarships turned in by March 20th will also receive early-bird pricing. The scholarship form must be completed online at: https://bbyo.org/scholarship-form. Each family will be contacted, via email, by the regional office with the amount of scholarship awarded by Thursday, March 30th. Once you accept the scholarship, the regional office will register you for the convention, and then you can pay the balance. If you are requesting scholarship money, please do not register online until awards are announced. Scholarships will remain available after the deadline based on availability.
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS AND FORMS: Please view BBYOs updated Covid policy here.
BBYO highly recommends—but does not require—each participant be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including the most recent booster available. BBYO is following the guidance of many public health institutions, scientists, and medical professionals who have led the battle against the coronavirus and are recommending that people be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.
In addition, participants must arrive with a photo of a negative COVID-19 test taken the day of travel to their program or event with their name and the date written next to their test. At-home tests are acceptable.
BBYO works with CampDoc, the leading electronic health record system. All participants and parents are required to complete a health file before attending a BBYO convention. Once you have registered for the convention, you will receive an email inviting you to join CampDoc. Accept the invitation and complete or update all forms. These forms provide dietary, medical, and other important information. Teens will not be allowed to attend without a complete profile.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND WHAT TO BRING: A detailed packing list will be sent out in the weeks leading up to the convention. The teens will be staying in quad occupancy hotel rooms, two teens per bed. The food will be kosher-style – no mixing of milk and meat.