Annual Meeting

2017 Annual Meeting in Boston, Nov 18-21


The American Academy of Religion brings thousands of professors and students, authors and publishers, religious leaders and interested laypersons to its Annual Meeting each year. Co-hosted with the Society of Biblical Literature, the Annual Meetings are the largest events of the year in the fields of religious studies and theology.

Registration and Housing

General Information

Employment Center


Program Book

Call for Papers

Additional Meetings

Program Units

Program Unit Chair Resources

Past & Future Meetings

Exhibitors & Advertisers


Instagram Photo Contest

Instagram LogoAAR and SBL will be hosting an Instagram photo contest during the 2016 Annual Meetings in San Antonio! Start looking for the items listed below, snap a photo with your phone, iPad or other device, and upload it to Instagram using the following hashtag #SBLAAR16. Winners will be chosen daily. Valuable prizes such as gift cards and a 2017 Annual Meeting registration will be available to the winners!

How to play:

  1. Make sure your Instagram profile is public so we can see your picture.
  2. Snap a photo at the locations listed below to enter. Add the hashtag #SBLAAR16 to the description or in your comments.
  3. Winners will be contacted via Instagram daily so be sure to check your account!

Snap a photo:

  • At the Annual Meetings Welcome Banner, of your Tote Bag or Program Book
  • With your favorite session author, presenter, or panelist
  • Your favorite spot on the Riverwalk
  • Buying a book in the Exhibit Hall
  • Best snack or meal you've had all day
  • Get a selfie with a new friend
  • With props at our Instagram photo area in the back of the Exhibit Hall
  • San Antonio landmarks
  • Selfie at a sponsor's booth (for a list, look in the Program Book)
  • Shoefie! Take a photo of your shoes with your favorite convention center carpet

Not sure what Instagram is or how to upload it? Check it out at or upload it to your mobile device through Google Play or iTunes App Store.