Conference Circuit

The 24th World WIZO Conference will be held at the Tel Aviv Hilton on January 13.

Sunday, January 13 THE 24TH World WIZO Conference will be held at the Tel Aviv Hilton. The four-day event will be attended by representatives of more than 50 WIZO Federations from around the globe. Thursday, January 17 THE EILAT Business Conference for small- and medium-sized business will be held over a three-day period with participation of public relations guru Ran Rahav and government Minister Ruhama Avraham who is the liaison for Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations. For details and registration, call: (03) 638-2875. AN EXHIBITION and sixth annual conference on Events and Exhibitions will be held at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. under the auspices of Face2Face, a subsidiary of Events act. Theme-wise, the conference will focus on Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations and will feature the latest technologies available for turning functions into extraordinary events. The conference is intended for industrialists, marketing, public relations and advertising executives and for organizers of community festivities. Wednesday, January 23 As a prelude to the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel, the Friends of the Hebrew University will host a seminar on the generation of 1948 and The War of Independence. Participants will address issues such as: What became of "The Young and the Beautiful?" The Generation of 1948? A portrait, a memory, a heritage; the Palmach; the War and its warriors; politics and religion, the "Old Jew" and the "New Jew;" the formation of collective Israeli memory; myth and reality; criminal activity and the War of Independence; the few against the many; the creation of the refugee problem; the legacy of the Generation of 1948 - Does the "Sabra" still exist...? Other related topics will also be discussed. Among the participants are: Prof. Alon Kadish, Prof. Yehoshua Ben-Arieh, Prof. Israel Bartal, Prof Daniel R. Schwartz, Prof. Raphael Israeli, Prof. Yechiam Weitz, Prof. Oz Almog, Prof. Maoz Azaryahu, Dr. Mordechai (Mora'le) Bar-On, Dr. Hillel Cohen, Former MK Geula Cohen, Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, Major General (Res.) MK Matan Vilnai, Major General (Res.) Dr. Elad Peled, Authors Yoram Kaniuk, Haim Gouri, Didi Manusi, Israel Harel and Rachel Rabin-Jacob. The seminar will be held at the Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem.