FAQ

What Does it Cost to Attend TribeFest?

TribeFest registration costs $499.

TribeFest will be offering Day Rates for the event. The daily rate will be $250 per day. Only one day pass may be purchased per person and day rates are neither refundable nor transferrable to a different date or person. There will also be a New Orleans Resident rate for the event at $350 until January 20, 2014, and $399 after.

A $50 fee will be charged for all TribeFest cancellations by December 31, 2013.

Between January 1, 2014 and February 13, 2014, the cancellation fee is $150. After February 13, 2014, there are NO refunds.

Please note, there will be NO exceptions or cancellation fees waived.

ALL registration or hotel cancellations MUST be sent in writing to youngleadership@wyndhamjade.com.

The registration fee includes:

• Most meals and snacks
• Participation in all event sessions
• Participation in all Main Stage events
• Event materials
• Amazing evening events
• And more!

Will there be a day rate for TribeFest?

Yes, TribeFest will be offering Day Rates for the event. The daily rate will be $250 per day. Only one day pass may be purchased per person and day rates are neither refundable nor transferrable to a different date or person.

What Is The Cancellation Policy?

If you cancel before January 1, 2014, you will be refunded less a $50 processing fee.

If you cancel between January 1, 2014 - February 13, 2014, you will be refunded less a $150 processing fee.

After February 13, 2014 there are NO refunds.

ALL cancellations MUST be senting in writing to youngleadership@wyndhamjade.com. Please include your confirmation number in your request.

Please note: there will be NO exceptions or cancellation fees waived.

My Travel Schedule - When Should I Plan To Arrive And Depart?

There will be a “Purim party” on Saturday evening, March 15th, following Shabbat - please plan accordingly if you plan to attend this event.

TribeFest will officially kick-off at 3:00 PM on Sunday, March 16th - so, please plan to arrive by 1:00 PM so you can check in at TribeFest registration prior to kick-off. You can check in at the hotel and leave your luggage with the hotel if your room is not yet ready. If you plan to attend the Leadership Development Institute (LDI), you will need to be on-site by 8:30am on Sunday, March 16th.

TribeFest will end by 12:30 PM on Tuesday, March 18th - so, please plan to depart after 2:30 PM to allow yourself time to get to the airport for your flights (if applicable).

What Does Registration Include?

The registration fee will include:

• Most meals and snacks
• Participation in all event sessions
• Participation in all Main Stage events
• Event Materials
• Amazing evening events
• Participation in a hands on service project

What Are The Hotel Accommodations?

Hotel Information:

Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-2500

Hotel Accommodations:

The Sheraton New Orleans is offering a very special rate for TribeFest attendees*:

  • $199 per night based on single/double occupancy plus room tax currently 13% plus $3 occupancy tax.
  • A charge of $25.00 will be added for each guest over double occupancy with a maximum of four (4) guests per room.
  • A one (1) night deposit may be charge to your credit card on, or approximately on, February 21, 2014.
  • A one (1) night room charge will be assessed for room cancellations made within 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival.
  • A one (1) night room charge will be assessed for early departures made within 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival.

     


*All hotel reservations must be booked through the TribeFest registration site. You will not be able to make reservations for this conference directly with the hotel - if you have a special offer through work or other memberships, this rate is not guaranteed. Conference rates apply from Friday night, March 14 through Tuesday night, March 18 (subject to availability).

Rooms must be reserved by Friday, February 14, 2014 to secure the special TribeFest rate.

Want A Roommate?

Having a roommate at TribeFest can help save on rooming costs and enhance the overall conference experience. While we are encouraging participants to share rooms, JFNA will not assign roommates.

For help finding a roommate:
•        Have a friend register with you!
•        Contact your local Jewish Federation to see if they can suggest a roommate.
•        If you plan on sharing a room but have not found a roommate, you should book a single room through our website for the time being. Once you find a roommate, you can go back and modify your registration and change to a double/double room OR you can cancel your room and add your name to your roommate’s reservation.

What is going on during Shabbat at TribeFest?

Rabbi David Polsky of Anshe Sfard Synagogue has graciously invited TribeFest participants who are in New Orleans over Shabbat to attend both his Friday night and Saturday morning services.
Anshe Sfard is a traditional synagogue in the historical uptown section of the city that was once the center of Jewish life in New Orleans.
•      Friday Night Services will begin at 6:30 PM and will be followed by a communal buffet style Shabbat dinner
•      Saturday Morning Services will begin at 9:15 AM and will be followed by a buffet lunch
If you are interested in attending services and or Shabbat Dinner/Lunch please RSVP by clicking here.

Will Child Care Be Available at TribeFest?

The Sheraton Hotel, as a courtesy, provides babysitters through a company called Dependable Kid Care. JFNA has not vetted Dependable Kid Care and does not endorse its services. For more information, please contact Dependable Kid Care directly at (504) 486—5044.