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BEFORE YOU REGISTER, YOU WILL NEED:

  • SBL ID number and contact information
  • Emergency Contact information (Name, relation, email, phone)
  • Arrival and departure dates for hotel accommodation
  • Credit card to register and guarantee your hotel reservation

Online Registration as an SBL Member or Dual SBL/AAR Member
If you are a member of SBL, you can receive valuable discounts on your registration. Please login by entering your SBL member number in the box to the left and clicking Login.
Online Registration as an Affiliate of a Partner Organization
Register as an Affiliate
If you are a member of a qualifying affiliate organization, you can receive valuable registration discounts.
Online Registration as a Non-Member
Register as a Non-Member
Alternatively, join now to become eligible for discounted member registration rates.

REGISTRATION FEES

SBL membership must be current to receive the Member Rate. Please note that the date on which your registration form is received determines the rate you are charged. Dates are noted in parentheses.

 
Member Student
Member
Non-Member Affiliate Member Spouse/Partner*
Super Saver
(Open–June 15)
$150 $80 $325 $175 $100
Early Bird
(June 16 - August 15)
$200 $120 $375 $225 $160
Advance
(August 16- Nov 21)
$250 $160 $425 $275 $220
Onsite
(Nov 22 - Nov 26)
$300 $200 $475 $325 $280

*Spouse/Partner Rate is applicable only to spouses, partners, and family members. It is not valid for colleagues.


HOUSING
 
During the registration process, you will have the option to book a room at one of our conference hotels. Please click here for more information on the locations and costs of these hotels.

Update on Baltimore Hotel Labor Issues: We are pleased to inform you that Unite Here and the employees of the Sheraton Baltimore City Center have agreed to a new contract and the boycott has been lifted.

We are pleased to report that the Hyatt Hotels and Unite Here announced that they have reached a national agreement that ends the global Hyatt boycott. Unite Here released this statement on 1 July 2013.

SCHEDULE
Basic SBL Meeting Schedule
 
 

November 22

Friday

November 23

Saturday

November 24

Sunday

November 25

Monday

November 26

Tuesday

Early Morning SBL Committee Meetings
Pre-meeting Workshops
Affiliate Sessions
Registration Open
(10:00am)

early morning sessions

(breakfasts, committee meetings etc,)

early morning sessions

(breakfasts, committee meetings etc,)

early morning sessions

(breakfasts, committee meetings etc,)

early morning sessions

(breakfasts, committee meetings etc,)

9:00am-11:30am Registration opens at 10:00am morning sessions morning sessions morning sessions morning sessions
1:00pm-3:30pm   afternoon sessions afternoon sessions afternoon sessions Exhibit Hall closes at noon
4:00pm-6:30pm   evening sessions evening sessions evening sessions  
Evening Employment Center
orientation
SBL Presidential Address plenary sessions and receptions plenary sessions and receptions  
All Day SBL committee meetings, pre-meeting workshops, affiliate sessions

regular program sessions

Registration open

Exhibit Hall open

Employment Center open

regular program sessions

Registration open

Exhibit Hall open

Employment Center open

regular program sessions

Registration open

Exhibit Hall open

Employment Center open

 

Please note that the Full Session Schedule Begins on Saturday morning as in prior years.
Business Sessions, some workshops, and additional meetings will be held on Friday as usual.


Sessions

The Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


Hilton Baltimore Convention Center
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Sheraton Baltimore City Center
101 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Exhibit Hall

The Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD  21201
Halls A-C


Employment Center

The Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD  21201


 
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