MOre than 4,000 Maryland JEWISH TEENS ARE HAVING THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES WITH BBYO EACH YEAR - AND WE'RE GROWING!

BBYO is the world's largest pluralistic Jewish teen movement reaching 83,000 teens, including an AZA and BBG membership growing toward 19,000 members, across 600 chapters in 35 countries and more than 400,000 alumni annually. Maryland is home to one of BBYO's leading, and fastest growing, communities worldwide inspiring more than 4,000 involved local teens each year. Don't miss out on one more day - find yourself here with us!

Each February, over Presidents’ Day Weekend, thousands of the Jewish community’s top teen leaders, educators, professionals and philanthropists from around the world come together for BBYO International Convention (IC). This year, Baltimore, MD hosts the Jewish future! Delegates will 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.

Every Maryland area Jewish teen is invited to be a part of all of the fun and excitement! Join us for any of this year's Host Community events listed below, and be in touch with us at AZABBGIC@bbyo.org with any questions regarding 'IC' or getting more involved with BBYO Baltimore.


Schedule of Events - 'A Taste of IC'

When food or refreshments are provided at any events listed below, all Jewish dietary laws are followed. Locations and additional event specifics will be shared with registered teen attendees and their parents. Community service hours can be awarded for select events. Please check below for correlating age criteria for select events. Events have distinct deadlines for registration - read below!

FEBRUARY 6 / 08:00 PM - 10:30 PM - Glow Big or Glow Home
Don’t miss the biggest party for local Jewish teens this year as we launch Baltimore's Host City celebrations! Join 1,000+ of your friends from DC, Baltimore, Northern Virginia and 25 countries around the world for a massive glow dance all night long! Refreshments will be provided and transportation is available from/to Owings Mills from Northern Virginia, Rockville and Howard County. Teens are also welcome to arrive on-site! You can pre-register below for bus transportation by Thursday, February 4th or you’re welcome to join us at the door.

Only $15 for teens providing their own transportation! Open to EVERY Maryland area Jewish teen in 8th - 12th grade. It's best to register ahead of time! Note: Bus registration closed as of February 2, 2016.

FEBRUARY 7 / 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - ‘SOUPER BOWL’ Community Service Project
Kickoff the Super Bowl begins on Sunday morning in Baltimore as hundreds of teens from across the community and around the world come together to prepare meals for hungry local families. Register below if you'd like to join us in making a difference before the big game!

Free. Open to EVERY Maryland area Jewish teen in 8th - 12th grade. It's best to register ahead of time by Friday, February 5, but teens are also welcome to arrive on-site!

FEBRUARY 8 / 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM - THANK YOU Host Community Events (Rockville & Owings Mills)
Join hundreds of local AZA and BBG members, their families and the leadership of Baltimore's and Washington, DC's Jewish communities as we celebrate the start of BBYO International Convention and thank the many families, volunteers and partner agencies that have helped make 'IC' a great success. Get a taste of the BBYO experience, hear more about where BBYO in the area is headed and feel the energy building in town!

Free. Open to EVERY Maryland area Jewish teen in 8th - 12th grade. It's best to register ahead of time by Monday, February 8, but teens are also welcome to arrive on-site!

FEBRUARY 11 / 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM - BBYO IC 2016 Opening Ceremonies Mega-Event
BBYO International Convention Opening Ceremonies kicks off one of the Jewish world's biggest annual events and the largest gathering of Jewish teen leaders worldwide. Join us for an exciting and dynamic night of live music, beautiful multimedia, inspiring words and a few surprises, ending with a convention-wide, dance party and concert to celebrate the start of our Movement’s biggest moment.

Free. Open to Jewish teens (9th - 12th grade) involved with select local Jewish agencies, leadership networks, congregations and partners. Any Jewish teen can request credentials to attend. Credentials are requested by registering below.* Registration is required in advance via this site by Monday, February 8.

FEBRUARY 12 / 08:00 AM - 10:15 AM - 'BBYO LEADS' Plenary
Get ready to hear from some of our community’s biggest role models and admired heroes. Each year, International Convention’s Friday plenary kicks off a day of program opportunities for all attendees to further their skills, global awareness and impact via a variety of tailored leadership labs and service-learning experiences. This session is filled with world renowned social good exemplars, renowned government officials and icons of Jewish life. Previous speakers have included: President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Ambassador Susan Rice (U.S. National Security Advisor), Michael Froman (US Trade Representative), Ben Keesey (CEO, Invisible Children), Karen Katz (CEO, Neiman Marcus), Michael Steinhardt (Philanthropist), Ben Rattray (CEO, Change.org), Michael Skolnick (Civil Rights Activist), Karen James (Olympian), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Actress), Kat Graham (Actress) and Rabbi Lord Jonathon Sacks (Scholar) to name a few.

Free. Open to Jewish teens (9th - 12th grade) involved with select local Jewish agencies, leadership networks, congregations and partners. Any Jewish teen can request credentials to attend. Credentials are requested by registering below.* Registration is required in advance via this site by Monday, February 8.

FEBRUARY 13 / 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM - IC LIMMUD: Day of Learning
IC Limmud has evolved into one of the richest and most diverse learning environments for Jewish teens worldwide. All day Saturday, teens have nearly 200 electives to choose from to learn as they want and with whom they choose. Hosted by experts, celebrities, educators, teen leaders, partner agencies and guests from around the world, the sessions resemble a Jewish 'TED' conference or 'SXSW' festival. Almost every program offered is infused with Jewish content or values, teens are able to participate in both large and intimate breakouts with the people they want to meet and the content they want to learn. It’s a great way to spend Shabbat, and often, those that join us at IC for Limmud are seen on tour in the months that follow across the BBYO network visiting communities and enriching the program content locally for thousands of more teens. Most sessions throughout IC Limmud are Shomeir Shabbat friendly.

Free. Open to Jewish teens (9th - 12th grade) involved with select local Jewish agencies, leadership networks, congregations and partners. Any Jewish teen can request credentials to attend. Credentials are requested by registering below.* Registration is required in advance via this site by Monday, February 8.

FEBRUARY 13 / 08:00 PM - 10:15 PM - BBYO HONORS: The State of the Order and BBYO Awards Gala
AZA and BBG are flourishing, growing rapidly across North America and around the globe while empowering more Jewish teens in more places than ever before. Join us for a powerful Havdallah and a tour across the movement led by BBYO's International Board as we celebrate the past year's successes and set next year's priorities. Similar to a blend of the 'State of the Union' and a 'CNN Heroes' special, the night will also include several exciting honors for members of the BBYO family and feature a line-up of celebrities, social entrepreneurs and thought leaders that will leave you inspired and hungry for more. Great things are happening - the state of AZA and BBG are strong!

Free. Open to Jewish teens (9th - 12th grade) involved with select local Jewish agencies, leadership networks, congregations and partners. Any Jewish teen can request credentials to attend. Credentials are requested by registering below.* Registration is required in advance via this site by Monday, February 8.

*BBYO reserves the right to approve or deny credentials to any specific request made below.


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