The Conference Circuit

PM Ariel Sharon and Chief of General Staff of the IDF Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz will be the guests of honor at the annual general meeting of the Israel Management Center.

Thursday, September 29 Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Chief of General Staff of the IDF Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz will be the guests of honor at the annual general meeting of the Israel Management Center that will take place at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds and Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. Sharon will speak at the opening session, as will IMC Chairman Benny Gaon, IMC Director-General Itzhak Chen, Histradut Chairman Amir Peretz, Bank Hapoalim Board of Directors chairman Shlomo Nehama and Israel Makov, president and CEO of Teva. Speakers at other sessions will include senior managers of Israel's leading companies. Subjects tabled for discussion include: Challenges for the Israel Economy; Management in Israel in a Changing Geo-Political Environment; Industry of Tomorrow - Macro Vision; Nano Preparedness; Sea and Land Infrastructures for a Better Future; The Israel Financial Market and the Effects of Reforms; Looking at Education; The Face of Industry in the Next Decade. The cover of the invitation to the conference features a reproduction of the historic photograph of David Ben Gurion proclaiming the creation of the sovereign State of Israel. For registration and further details call: (03) 671-1900. The Hebrew University's Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Al-Quds University and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation have joined forces to sponsor a symposium on Restrictions on Movement: Balancing Legitimate Security Concerns with Palestinian Welfare. The symposium will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Notre Dame Center, 3 Hatzanhanim Street, Jerusalem, opposite the New Gate to the Old City. Root and Branch presents two lectures at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The first, under the title 'Ark,' will be delivered by Aryeh Gallin. The second, 'Looking at History Through a Jewish Lens: One More Time' will be presented by Reuven Kossover. Both lectures will be in English and will take place at the Israel Center at 22 Keren Hayesod, Jerusalem. Entry fee is NIS 25 per person, Israel Center members NIS 20, students NIS 10. Friday, September 30 The Holon Academic Institute of Technology will host the Second Holon Workshop on Mathematics of Image and Signal Processing from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Conference Hall, Building 3 on the HOC campus, 52 Golumb Street, Holon. Keynote speaker will be Ronald R. Coifman of Yale University, who will speak on Multiscale Analysis for Data Streams and Sensor Array Fusion. Register attendance with The Konrad Adenauer Foundation will launch a series of events related to the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The events, under the heading of 'Between War and Peace,' will take place between September 30 and October 2 at the Konrad Adenauer Conference Center in Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem, and will begin with a photo exhibition depicting a variety of war- and peace-related images. Prominent figures from Germany and Israel will subsequently share memories and impressions of war and peace. Thursday, October 6 On the occasion of the Fast of Gedaliah coinciding with Ramadan, Dr. Deborah Weissman and Hanan Abu-Dalu will speak in English on 'Is this the Fast that I have chosen? Fasting in Jewish and Muslim traditions.' The dialogue will take place at the ICCI Education Center, 43a Emek Refaim, Jerusalem. Reservations should be made in advance at (02)-561-1899. Wednesday, November 2 The Intel Development Forum, which is held worldwide but has not yet taken place in Israel, will have its Israel launch at the David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv. Discussions will focus on technology and research, the digital organization, mobility and communications, the digital home, the development of multi-platform software, platform, platform components and solutions for digital organization. Keynote speakers will include: Brian Harrison, Intel vice president and general manager of Intel Europe, Middle East and Africa; Dadi Perlmutter, Intel vice president and general manager of Intel Corporation's Mobility Group, and Dianne Bryant, vice president of the digital organization group and CEO of the quantitative server product line at Intel International. For full details see Sunday, November 13 The College of Judea & Samaria will host the Fourth Annual David Bar-Illan Memorial Conference on the Media & the Middle East. Keynote speaker will be Ambassador Dore Gold, Israel's former envoy to the United Nations and president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. For further details call the Office of Development & External Affairs College of Judea & Samaria, Ariel. Telephone: (03)906-6222 Hold the date: January 15-18, 2006 for the AACI Seniors Congress 2006 at Caesar's Hotel, Tiberias. The conference theme is 'Adding Years to our Lives and Life to our Years.' Participation fee is US $235 (or NIS equivalent) per person for 3 nights, half board sharing a double room. Single room supplement for 3 nights is an additional US$150 (or NIS equivalent) and three people to a room is US$200 (or NIS equivalent). Registration has opened and must be finalized by December 20, 2005.