When and where does Limmud Toronto take place?
This year Limmud Toronto will be happening on Sunday November 21, 2021 on Zoom. Join our newsletter and follow us on social media for updates.
How is the day-long Limmud Toronto event structured?
Around nine 50-minute sessions (to be confirmed) are offered simultaneously throughout the day with ten-minute breaks between timeslots. We encourage potential Presenters to plan to have your session run between 35-45 minutes and approximately 5-15 minutes for Participant questions and engagement. As a Presenter you are also a Participant and are able to attend the other sessions.
I want to be a Presenter at Limmud. What should I do?
First, we highly recommend reading through this entire FAQ. Have a look at last year’s schedule to get a sense of a Limmud presentation. When the submission period begins we ask that you fill out the form. If your session is accepted, you then register for the conference and provide any additional information required. Presentations are not confirmed and scheduled until the Presenter has registered for Limmud Toronto 2021.
What topics can I cover in my session?
You can decide – anything goes as long as there’s a Jewish link. Limmud works best if people speak about what they are passionate about. In thinking of a topic consider our Limmud values and past sessions.
Can I present more than 1 session?
Most of our Presenters lead only one session, to enable as many different people as possible to present. You may wish to submit more than one idea, in case your first topic is already being covered. It is possible that your session may not be approved for inclusion in this year’s conference due to our efforts to maintain diversity and balance in our topics, Presenters, and the timing of our sessions. We will let you know if your session proposal has been accepted several months before the event. Please be understanding if your session is not accepted for this year – last year we had twice as many submissions as we had time slots for. We hope you’ll reapply for future Limmud Toronto events.
Do I need to clear my entire presentation with Limmud?
No, we do not need to see your whole session plan. We will need your topic title (12 words max) and brief description (600 characters max) as part of your presenter submission process. We ask that you consider the diversity of the audience, which includes Jews across the demographic, religious, political, ethnic and educational spectrum.
What other information do I need to provide?
We will need a very brief biography (600 characters max) as part of the submission process as well as a headshot that we can publish.
Can I choose when to present?
While we cannot guarantee a time slot to anyone in advance we will do our best to accommodate time constraints. For constraints please advise us after you have received an acceptance letter. We try very hard to maintain diversity and balance in our topics, presenters and the timing of our sessions. Once the schedule is finalized, we will let you know when you will present your session.
Can I tell all my friends?