The 2013 Annual Meetings in Baltimore, November 23–26, hosted by the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature, is the world's largest gathering of scholars interested in the study of religion. Academic sessions, workshops, meetings, receptions, and tours … over 1,000 events take place during the Annual Meetings. The Annual Meetings Employment Center provides job seekers and employers a convenient, private setting for interviews. The Annual Meetings Exhibit Hall, with more than 200 publishers exhibiting, is the best place to review the latest publications within the field. The Annual Meetings offers unparalleled opportunties to engage with leading scholars and scholarship within the field of religion. Register today to receive the best attendee rate and hotel selection, and join the more than 10,000 attendees who are expected to attend this year's Annual Meetings!
Registration & Housing
Registration for the Annual Meeting is open! AAR members receive a deep discount on registration rates. Renew your membership today to take advantage of the savings.
Housing is also available! AAR has negotiated special conference rates at more than two dozen luxurious, convenient hotels. Registration is required to arrange housing.
From child care information to maps of meeting venues, from audio visual needs to workshop descriptions, check out this A-Z list for all your Annual Meeting questions. Not finding what you need? For questions about the Annual Meeting program or publications, contact Robert Puckett at 1-404-727-1461 or email@example.com; and for questions about logistics, registration or housing, contact Soraya Shahrak at 1-404-727-7972 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than 1,000 academic sessions, additional meetings, receptions, workshops, and tours will be offered at the 2013 Annual Meetings. Most sessions will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center located at 1 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
The Annual Meeting Program Book will be mailed in early October to all registered attendees as of August 30. The At-A-Glance, with all the latest session and room updates, will be in the tote bag available onsite to all attendees. The Mobile App will once again be available free of charge for smart phone users. Changes to the meeting program during the meeting will be announced via the Mobile App, which is also available on the Web.
Call for Papers
The 2013 Call for Papers online submission opens on January 22. All proposals will be submitted through PAPERS, the AAR's Program Administration Proposal, Evaluation, Review, and Submission System. The deadline for submissions is March 1. For help using PAPERS, video tutorials are available on the site. If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Additional Meetings is the name given to events scheduled separately from the AAR and SBL programs. Examples of Additional Meetings include receptions, editorial board and business meetings, and breakfast and lunch gatherings. Additional Meetings are published in the Annual Meetings Program Book. Make your reservations here.
Program Units are the organizing research bodies that create the Annual Meeting program each year. AAR has more than 150 program units — a number that reflects the diversity and interdisciplinarity of the field of religious studies. Organized and administered by AAR member volunteers, the program units are charged with issuing the Call for Papers, reviewing the proposals, and organizing the Annual Meeting sessions.
Past and Future Meetings
The Annual Meeting occurs in a different host city each November. The locations and dates for Past and Future Meetings are available, including Program Books and videos for some recent past meetings.