IFHOH Conference:

Overcoming Hearing Barriers

together with

IFHOH BGM (Biennial General Meeting),

EFHOH AGM (Annual General Meeting),

April 5-7, 2014

Jerusalem, Israel

Welcome from the host organization:

Bekol - The organization of hard of hearing people in Israel, wishes to welcome you to Jerusalem, the Capital of Israel, for three interesting days of meetings, social activities and conference with the title “Overcoming Hearing Barriers”

Accommodation and venue: Hotel Leonardo Jerusalem

Address: 9 Saint George Street Jerusalem

Telephone: + 972-2-5320000

Website: http://www.fattal-hotels-israel.com/jerusalem-hotels/leonardo-jerusalem

Bekol has already pre-booked rooms for the Conference, BGM and AGM.  

All we need to know is that you are coming!  

If you wish to extend your stay and have extra nights before or after the conference, write to us as soon as possible to  bgm.2014.ifhoh@gmail.com  and we will try to make it for you with our discount price.

About the Hotel:

The Leonardo Jerusalem is a 4-star hotel located near the American Colony. Comfortable and well-maintained, this 379 room hotel offers excellent value for visitors and is just a quarter-hour walk from the centers of both the Old and New City. The new Jerusalem Light Railway passes close by, making it highly convenient to reach all points of interest.

More details here:

http://www.fattal-hotels-israel.com/jerusalem-hotels/leonardo-jerusalem 

Late Check In on Saturday (Important!)

On Saturday, we get our rooms very late, at around 21:40, due to Shabbat issues.  This means we get the keys for the rooms after Dinner.  The luggage can be kept for us in the hotel until the rooms are ready.  This issue is only on Saturday.  On other days, room check in is at 3pm (check out at 12am)

Language and accessibility:

The language of the conference is English.  The conference and BGM/AGM meeting rooms will be equipped with hearing loop system and speech-to-text interpreters in English.

Preliminary AGENDA

Saturday - 5th of April:

14:00-14:30        Registration to the EFHOH AGM

14:30-18:00        EFHOH AGM.

19:30-22:30        IFHOH Conference Reception at the hotel

Sunday - 6th of April:

08:00-09:00        Breakfast at the hotel

09:00-09:30        Registration to the conference

09:30-13:00        IFHOH Conference “Overcoming Hearing Barriers” at the Hotel.

13:00-14:00        Lunch at the hotel

14:00-16:40        IFHOH Conference continues

18:00-20:00        A guided tour in the special places of Jerusalem

20:00-22:30        Gala dinner

 

Monday - 7th of April:

07:30-08:30        Breakfast at the hotel

08:30-09:00        Registration to the IFHOH BGM

09:00-13:00        IFHOH BGM

13:00-14:00        Lunch

14:00-00:00        Departure

More detailed Conference day program can be found here:  http://goo.gl/4eBSTx 

Registration:

Please register with the registration form here: http://goo.gl/F8K6cK .  Please send mail to  bgm.2014.ifhoh@gmail.com  if you have any questions, or if you need extra days in the hotel before or after the conference.

Hotel check in and check out: Please check-in at the hotel reception desk, when you arrive to the hotel, to get your room keys.  And check out before you leave the hotel.

Conference entry registration: 

There will be a registration desk, at the entrance to the conference room, on Sunday.  There you will receive your name badge and other information.

BGM/AGM entry registration: 

Before the EFHOH AGM and IFHOH BGM, there will be a separate registration of the delegates of Member associations.

What’s included in the conference and hotel fees:

There will be several options. The full package option will include:

•  A room in the Hotel for two nights (write to us ASAP if you need more nights)

•  Breakfast after each night at the hotel.

•  Coffee/Tea during the three days of the meetings.

•  Cake/Fruits breaks.

•  Lunch on Sunday and Monday.

•  Reception on Saturday evening including wine or beer.

•  Gala dinner on Sunday including wine or beer.

Getting to and from the Airport:

Arrival and departure are to and from Ben Gurion international airport (Tel Aviv airport “TLV”).

approximately 40 kilometres from central Jerusalem.

From Ben Gurion airport there are taxis to Jerusalem 24 hours a day.  Price should be 150-200 ILS (Israeli Shekels), which is about 30-40 Euro.

Group taxi is available too for lower rates.

Buses is cheaper but you still need a taxi, or the light trail, or another bus, inside Jerusalem.

Please look in this websites for more details:

http://goo.gl/9TmMf

http://www.neshertours.co.il/about-us

http://www.touristisrael.com/public-transport/getting-to-and-from-ben-gurion-airport/

Visit Jerusalem:

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit one of the very special cities in the world with a lot of nice and unique places, including the famous holy places for the three religions!

Please look in this websites to plan your visit in Jerusalem:

https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/jer_main/defaultnew.asp?lng=2

http://wikitravel.org/en/Jerusalem

http://www.itraveljerusalem.com/

Visit Israel:

This is also your opportunity to visit other special places in Israel.  Use this website to plan your visit:

http://www.goisrael.com/Tourism_Eng/Pages/home.aspx

Currency:

The currency in Israel is the Israeli Shekel, ILS.

1 Euro is about 4.8 Shekels (June 2013)

1 USD is about 3.6 Shekels (June 2013)

Weather:

Jerusalem in April can be from a little cold in the evening to very warm in midday.  Rain is very rare in April.  It is advisable to bring light jacket for the evening.

Transportation inside Jerusalem:

In Jerusalem there are buses, taxis and the light rail.  The light rail is very convenient and recommended.  Payment is in automatic machines in the stations before the ride.  The cost of the ride in buses and in the light rail is 6.60 Shekels (around 1.3 Euro).  You can enjoy significant discount when buying several tickets on a special multiple use plastic card.

Look here for a guide to the transportation in Jerusalem:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_in_Jerusalem

http://www.jet.org.il/Web/En/Default.aspx