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2011 Annual Meeting

San Francisco, CA

Meeting Begins11/19/2011
Meeting Ends11/22/2011

Call for Papers Opens: 1/25/2011
Call for Papers Closes: 3/4/2011

Participation Details

Participation Limits

  • A person is normally limited to participate in no more than two regular program sessions as a presenter, panelist, or respondent. Committee and business sessions do not count towards this total.
  • Regarding the program including AAR, a person may participate a total of three times, in which case the parameters specified above still pertain.


  • Proposals require presentation title and an abstract of approximately 300 words.
  • Papers are most often allotted 20-25 minutes in a session, with 5-10 minutes for discussion.
  • Transliterate foreign text and limit diacritical notations to basic marks (e.g., ä, ç, é, ø).
  • If you have a question about a particular program unit, email the chair listed in the Call for Papers for that unit.
  • Proposals must be submitted through the online system.
  • All presentations must be new presentations of the scholar's own original work. In absentia presentations are not typically accepted.
  • First-time proposers may be required to submit the full paper to the program unit chair.
  • Papers cannot be repeated in other sessions or at other SBL meetings.

Registration and Membership Requirements

SBL Program

  • SBL Membership is required at the time of a proposal for the SBL program.
  • SBL Membership will be checked by June 1 and non-current members will be removed from the program at that time.
  • SBL Membership must be current at time of the Annual Meeting.

Affiliate Organization Programs

  • Affiliate organization membership is required to participate.
  • If a member of an Affiliate organization intends to participate in an SBL session, the member is required to have current SBL membership.

Registration for Meeting

  • All meeting participants must be registered by June 1. Registration will be checked and those not registered will be removed from the program.

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