General Information

2017 AAR Annual Meeting • Boston, Massachusetts • November 18–21

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Join us for the 2017 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings in Boston! More than 1,200 events—academic sessions, additional meetings, receptions, tours, and workshops—will be offered. Registration, the Exhibit Hall, and the Employment Center will be held in the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115. Sessions will be held in the Hynes Convention Center, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Hilton Back Bay, Marriott Copley Place, Park Plaza Hotel, Sheraton, and Westin Copley Place. Conference hotels are located within walking distance of one another, except the Park Plaza, which will have a shuttle from the Hynes at peak hours. Register soon to get the best attendee rate and hotel selection!

Accessibility Information

Additional Meetings are now called Other Events. Please see below for the link to that webpage.

Annual Meeting Religion and the Arts Travel Grant (Deadline: April 17, 2017)

Annual Meeting Travel Grants (Deadline: April 17, 2017)

At-A-Glance Schedule

Audio-Visual Needs at the Annual Meeting

Best Practices for Social Media Use at the Annual Meeting

Call for Papers

Child Care by KiddieCorp Registration Form (Advance Registration Deadline: October 20, 2017)

Dates and Deadlines

Employment Center

Exhibitor and Advertiser Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Guides to the Annual Meeting

Hotels and Local Transportation Information

Local Information

Location Guide, Including Floor Plans of Meeting Facilities

Look Who's Coming to the Meeting

Mobile App

Other Events Reservations


Past and Future Annual Meetings (including past Program Books and videos, if available)

Presentation Tips for Presenting at the Annual Meeting

Press Information


Program Book

Program Units

Program Unit Chair Resources

Registration and Housing

Safety Policies at the Annual Meeting

Social Networking

Student Events

Sustainability Initiatives

Tour Descriptions and Reservation Form

Travel and Destination Information

Visa Letters

Women's Mentoring Lunch

Workshop Descriptions (11 workshops) and Reservation Form

Workshop: Confronting Islamophobia New!

Worship: Places of Worship

Contact the AAR's Director of Meetings if you have additional questions.