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2020 Annual Meetings

At the 2020 Annual Meetings in Boston, Massachusetts, November 21–24, hosted by the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion, scholars convene for the world's largest gathering of those 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 Employment Center provides job seekers and employers a convenient, private setting for interviews. The Exhibit Hall, with more than 130 publishers, 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.

Note: Your AAR staff continues to work toward holding the Annual Meetings in Boston. We are aware of the uncertainty and contradictory projections related to the COVID-19 pandemic. With health and safety as a priority, we will continue monitoring the guidance of governments and health experts as we plan and make decisions. Should any changes need to be made related to the 2020 Annual Meetings, we will promptly notify you.  


Answers to many Annual Meeting questions can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Have a question not on the FAQs? Feel free to contact the appropriate department below:

Presidential Theme

The AAR as a Scholarly Guild
José Ignacio Cabezón, AAR President 2020


Boston, Massachusetts


November 21-24, 2020

Registration Deadlines

  • Early Bird: July 30, 2020
  • Regular: August 20, 2020
  • Late: November 24, 2020