KIO SpringCon 2024

Friday, April 19, 2024 FROM 6:00 PM - Sunday, April 21, 2024 3:00 PM

Columbus, OH

Kentucky Indiana Ohio Region

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Registration is OPEN and early-bird will run until midnight on Sunday, March 10th.


This members-only experience is bound to set the bar. All 8th-12th grade KIO Region teens are invited to Columbus, from April 19-21, 2024, 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. 



Spring Convention is the topper on the cake! It's a weekend that includes unique regional programming, KIO Shabbat experiences, inductions into the region for all new members, elections of your 70th 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 2024 KIO awards banquet brunch. 


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.

Cost: $375.00


Cost: $375.00 regular registration, $350.00 early-bird registration.

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 open February 27 & close on Sunday, March 24th at midnight. Late registrations will be accepted based on availability. The last day to receive a refund is March 25th at midnight. 

SCHOLARSHIPS:  Scholarships are available. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is  Sunday, March 10th at midnight.  The scholarship form must be completed online  at: Each family will be contacted, via email, by the regional office with the amount of scholarship awarded by Thursday, March 14th. 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.  

*Local scholarships are also available. Please contact your City Director for more info. 


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.

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. 

KIO TRANSPORTATION:  A transportation and logistics email will go out one week prior to convention and will include transportation info and timing for each city.  Please note teens are never allowed to drive to BBYO  conventions. Transportation is provided from Louisville, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Dayton. Approximate timing on Friday, April 19th for each city is below. All busses will depart Columbus at 3pm on Sunday. 

Cincinnati: Approx. departure window is from 4-4:30pm

Louisville: Approx. departure window is from 2:45-3:15pm

Dayton: Approx. departure window is from 4:15-4:45pm

Indianapolis: Approx. departure window is from 3:00-3:30pm

Columbus: Local teens should arrive at the hotel from 6-6:30pm


Important Dates:

2/27: Registration Opens

3/10: Early Bird Registration Ends

3/10: Deadline to apply for scholarship application

3/14: Scholarship awards will be announced

3/24: Registration Closes

3/25: Final day to receive a full refund


We can't wait to see you!

Questions? Please reach out to Becca Waller at [email protected]!