About BBYO International Convention (IC)

Over Presidentsʼ Day Weekend in February 2016, thousands of the Jewish community’s top teen leaders, educators, professionals and philanthropists from across the world will come together in Baltimore, Maryland for one of the largest Jewish communal events of the year. They’ll hear from and meet inspiring speakers, deepen leadership skills, serve the local community, celebrate Shabbat and learn together, have access to exclusive music performances and do their part to further a strong Jewish future.

In addition to showcasing spirit and community pride, IC delegates will join in the democratic process of furthering BBYO’s agenda and elect AZA and BBG’s next International Board. Opportunities to be a part of IC’s Host Region, engage with the local community, reunite with old friends and build lifelong global friendships are constants of every IC, and are sure to be major highlights of IC 2016!


Thank you to our Hosts

Behind IC is a group of dedicated individuals and organizations in IC's host region who are working endlessly to ensure all attendees have an unforgettable IC experience. We thank our IC Host Committee and local partners who are committed to making IC a success for the BBYO family.

Host Committee

Robb Cohen
Sheryl Etelson
Laurel Freedman
Bob Hallock
Bonnie Kandel
Lynn Morgan
Carrie Quigley
Monica Recht
Marcie Shapiro


Host Partner Organizations

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
The Jewish Federation of Howard County
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore
The Associated