What is B'yachad Convention?
Welcome to the NTO Carnival! This term's Regional Convention will be called B'yachad, meaning togetherness. We want this convention to rely heavily on Jewish values while helping to create a sense of community in our region. Your Weekend Coordinators will be the 38th Regional S'ganim and Shlichim, Taylor Levy Josh Rajunov, Shayna Rubinstein, and Harrison Buchhalter.
This convention will be open to all BBYO members (9-12 grade) to create meaningful Jewish experiences, community, and unforgettable experiences.
This is NTO's biggest convention of the year! It's an overnight event packed with everyone's friends having the best time. It's an opportunity to unplug, learn, connect, and celebrate the fact that we are all in this together.
Conventions are a space where new members of the community can feel the energy and love of a global movement. A space for like-minded people to belong and learn new ideas, so they’re inspired to create the work that’s within them.
What will we do at Regionals?
We will celebrate Shabbat through Friday night and Saturday morning services as well as Havdalah on Saturday night. We will learn more about BBYO Summer, teens will attend various breakout sessions, and spend the night dancing and celebrating at NTO's Carnival! We will host our annual sports tournament (AZAA & BBGG) at Sportsplex.
Who is invited?
Open to BBYO members in 9th-12th grade
What does it cost?
Registration opens Thursday, September 15th at 5 PM and closes on Wednesday, October 19th at 11:59 PM.
- FlashSale: $335 from September 15th at 5 PM - September 16th at 11:59 PM
- Early Bird: $360 from September 17th - September 28th at 11:59 PM
- Regular Price: $399 September 29th -October 19th at 11:59 PM
The price includes a hotel room with 3 roommates (4 to a room), all meals, all programs, transportation for Tulsa teens, and the convention giveaway.
Do you offer scholarships?
Scholarships are available. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is Sunday, October 9th scholarship forms must be completed online AFTER teens are registered for the convention: Regional Scholarship Online Form.
Each family will be contacted, via email, by the regional office with the amount of scholarship awarded by the end of the week of October 10th.
Register for Convention – fill out our secure registration form below
Make sure you are answering all questions – specifically those about food allergies
If you are having a problem registering, please call Annie, Associate Regional Director, at 972-974-1932 or email [email protected]
Refunds will not be given if you cancel on/after Thursday, October 20th
Payment is due in full on Friday, October 28th
Should you have any issues with registration or putting down the deposit amount please contact Annie, Associate Regional Director, at 972-974-1932 or email [email protected]
REQUIRED FORMS: BBYO uses 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 all the forms. These forms provide dietary, medical, and other important information. Teens will not be allowed to attend conventions without completed forms.
*These forms need to be completed once annually. Many of you likely need to log on to your accounts and update your CampDoc profiles. Should you need any assistance, please contact Courtney at [email protected]
TRANSPORTATION: Round-trip transportation will be arranged for Tulsa teens. Dallas teens need to be dropped off and picked up at the hotel. Teens can not drive themselves to the convention.
SUPERVISION: The convention will be staffed by BBYO professionals and our Adult Volunteer Chapter Advisors. We will also have a nurse and wellness specialist onsite throughout the weekend.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND WHAT TO BRING: Please bring enough clothes for 3 days and 2 nights, athletic clothes for the sports tournament, toiletries, NTO/Chapter Spiritwear, and AZA/BBG pins. Teens who are registered plus their parents will receive a packing list about a week before the convention.
Participants, staff, and volunteers in any overnight program are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. The following vaccines are recognized by BBYO - Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, AstraZeneca, and Novavax. Everyone is encouraged, but not required, to be boosted for COVID-19
Prior to an overnight program at the regional level, all participants (teens, staff, volunteers, speakers) are required to provide documentation (a photo is acceptable) of a negative rapid/antigen test taken on the day of travel. Home tests will be accepted for regional conventions. We will be checking the at-home test at registration on-site at the hotel.
(due by 10/28/2022)
Deposit Amount: $180.00