The 2021 Annual Meetings in San Antonio, Texas, November 20–23, 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. More than 1,000 events take place during the Annual Meetings, including a plethora of academic sessions, workshops, meetings, receptions, and tours. The Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall, with more than 130 publishers exhibiting, is the best place to review the latest publications within the field. At the Annual Meetings, there are unparalleled opportunities to engage with leading scholars and scholarship within the field of religion. Register soon to receive the best attendee rate and hotel selection, and join the 10,000 attendees who are expected to attend the 2021 Annual Meetings!
Note: The AAR staff will hold an in-person Annual Meeting in San Antonio along with offering a limited number of virtual sessions, too. We are aware of the uncertainty and contradictory projections related to the COVID-19 pandemic and with health and safety as a priority, we will continue monitoring the guidance of governments and health experts as we plan and make decisions.
The answers to many of your Annual Meeting questions can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Have a question not on the FAQ?
There are two ways to join in on the virtual component of the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting this year: the Annual Meeting Web Planner and the Mobile App. The web planner will be the easier option for most attendees. Both the Web Planner and the Mobile App will help you navigate in-person sessions as well!
If you can't locate your number in your email, you can find it by following these instructions.
There are two ways to join in on the virtual component of the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting this year: the Annual Meeting Web Planner and the Mobile App.
Make the most of your trip! See what tours are available to you.
In addition to in-person sessions, a limited number of virtual sessions will be offered to virtual registrants. Recordings of virtual sessions will remain available through January 2022.
Religion, Poverty, and Inequality: Contemplating Our Collective Futures
Marla Frederick, AAR President 2021
Online Program Book