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SBL Annual Meeting

The SBL Annual Meeting brings together professors and students, authors and publishers, religious leaders and interested laypersons, to its venue each year. Co-hosted by the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion, the Annual Meetings focuses on the fields of biblical scholarship and research, religious studies, and theology. Attendees of the event will have access to more than 1,200 academic sessions and workshops. The Exhibit Hall features one of the world’s largest collections of books and digital resources for biblical study, as well as a vibrant networking space where attendees can present ideas to publishers, browse the latest publications, and connect with colleagues.

Important Announcement

As we continue to plan for the 2021 Annual Meeting, the health and safety of our members and attendees continues to be a high priority. Our aim is provide options that best meet everyone’s needs and concerns. We will keep monitoring public health conditions and guidance from national health experts.

We have heard from many members and exhibitors that they are looking forward to the in-person meeting in San Antonio. We also have also heard from members that they will not be able to travel this year. We know, too, that your planning for an Annual Meeting is challenging during this ongoing uncertainty and risk. We want to keep you as transparently informed about the challenges we face organizing, as well as the new opportunities for the future.

We are happy to announce a dual format for the 2021 Annual Meeting. This will include two distinct types of sessions: in-person sessions in San Antonio and limited virtual sessions.

Although we cannot offer a fully hybrid Annual Meeting, we are actively planning an alternative: a dual-format 2021 Annual Meeting in which some sessions are held only in-person and others are conducted strictly virtually—all during the same November 20–23 period. Members who travel to San Antonio will, of course, be able to participate in both types of sessions, while those unable to attend in-person in San Antonio will still have access to a rich program of sessions streamed online. Recordings of the virtual sessions will remain available through January 2022.

Registration & Housing information for In-Person SBL Annual Meeting 2021

Registration & Housing information for In-Person SBL Annual Meeting 2020 is open! Register here. For more information regarding the In-Person Meeting, including information regarding dates, schedules, and hotels, please go here.

Registration for the Virtual Sessions only SBL Annual Meeting  will be available later this summer. For more Frequently Asked Questions about the Virtual Sessions only, please go here.

2021 SBL Annual Meeting
November 20-23, 2021
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

San Antonio, TX

Have a question regarding the SBL Annual Meeting 2021? Feel free to contact the appropriate department below:

Program questions, contact – programs@sbl-site.org
Registration and logistics, contact - annualmeeting@sbl-site.org
Membership, contact – sblservices@sbl-site.org
Advertisers, contact – adex@annual-meetings.org

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Procedures and Policies
SBL meetings are a harassment-free events for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age or religion. If an individual in attendance at an SBL-sanctioned meeting event is found to have violated the SBL harassment policy, SBL will revoke the individual’s permission to be on the premises and that individual forfeits registration fees. Should such an incident arise, SBL will work directly with security and law enforcement to manage the removal process. If a member is being harassed or notices an act of harassment, contact a meeting staff member immediately.

Paper proposals will be accepted through 11:59 PM (23:59) US Eastern Time (UTC-4) on the date that the call for papers closes. Dates are formatted mm/dd/yyyy.

The original date for the close of the call was originally 23 March. A newsletter listed the date as 24 March, so the deadline has now been extended to the later date.
2021 Annual Meeting
Call for Papers
Call for Papers Opens: 1/20/2021
Call for Papers Closes: 3/24/2021

Program Units

Program Book

The online program book is not yet available.

Registration & Housing

Meeting Abstracts

The abstracts for this meeting are not yet available.

Exhibitor & Advertiser Information

Click here for more information on proposing a new program unit and renewing program units
If you have questions regarding the SBL Annual Meeting email annualmeeting@sbl-site.org or call : +1-877-336-6798
 
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