2013 NSJP Conference Registration is Now Open!

Dear student activists,

Registration for the 3rd National Students for Justice in Palestine Conference is now open! This year’s conference will be held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California on the weekend of October 25-27th. The theme and title of this year’s conference is ‘From Margin to Center: Connecting Struggles, Forging a National Movement.’

Through awesome workshops and critical discussions, we will share our collective wisdom and hone our organizing skills for better BDS campaigns and greater political awareness within our organizations. We will also reflect on our progress in building the National SJP network and discuss how we can improve our connections to the broader movement for Palestinian liberation. We encourage SJPs across the country to register and attend.

Registration fees: Registration is $25 per student until October 7th, after which late registration will be $35. Get your registration in early! Registration for the conference will close on Monday, October 21st. We will not take late applications, and there will not be registration at the door.

Registration caps: SJPs and qualifying student groups with 1-5 active members may send up to 2 delegates to the conference, groups of 6-10 may send up to 3, groups of 11-15 may send up to 4, groups of 15-20 may send up to 5, and groups of 21 or more may send up to 6. This year, participants will register through their SJP/student Palestine solidarity group. If you are not currently affiliated with an SJP because you are looking to start one or you recently graduated, please email us at nsjp.coordinating at gmail.com to talk further.

Financial aid: We are committed to not letting financial difficulty deter student activists from attending the conference. However, while financial support will be available for students we also encourage SJPs to fundraise for as much of their travel costs as possible. This is a crucial part of making the conference happen: we can’t bring everyone out to the conference by ourselves. Some fundraising ideas include applying for university travel funding, hosting fundraisers, and reaching out to local allies for donations. For more information and resources, check out our travel support page.

Room & Board: We are organizing solidarity housing at Stanford University, and will make more information about this available as soon as possible. Meals will be provided between Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.

Links: The registration form can be found here. Please note that each SJP chapter should only fill out the form once. Alumni must register separately here. The travel support form is available here

We encourage everyone to register for the conference as soon as possible. If your SJP is not ready to register quite yet, it is a good idea to begin fundraising efforts in advance if you plan on attending. We also recommend that more than half of your group’s delegation be freshmen/sophomores and less than half be juniors/seniors. It is imperative that people who will be on your campus the longest acquire the skills needed to run campaigns and keep the group organized!

Please direct financial questions to nsjp.ff at gmail.com. If you’d like to help plan the conference or bring in more SJPs, or have any other inquiries, please reach out to us at nsjp.outreach at gmail.com or nsjp.coordinating at gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you in Palo Alto!

National Students for Justice in Palestine