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.

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2016 AAR Annual Meeting • San Antonio, Texas • November 19–22

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2016 Registration Fees Regular
Super Saver (Open–May 19) $170 $85 $110 $190 $340
Early Bird (May 20–June 23) $220 $125 $170 $240 $390
Advance (June 24–August 18) $270 $165 $230 $290 $440
Regular (August 19–November 17) $320 $205 $290 $330 $490
Onsite (November 18–November 22) $370 $245 $350 $390 $540

All rates expire at 11:59 pm Eastern Time, except for the Regular rate on November 17, which expires
at 11:59 pm Central Time.

*Student rates are available to AAR and SBL student members only.
**Accompanying person rate is for spouses, partners, and family members only; it is not valid for colleagues.

Registration Links

AAR Member (click here)
If you are a Regular, Student, or Retired AAR Member, or a Dual AAR/SBL Member, use this link to register for the Annual Meeting. If you have not already logged into the AAR website with your Member ID, this link will require you to do so.

RSO Member (click here)
If you are a member of an AAR Related Scholarly Organization (RSO) but not a member of the AAR, use this link. Note: You will be asked to verify your membership in the RSO. This rate is higher than the AAR Member Rate.

Non-Member (click here)
If you are not a member of the AAR or an RSO, use this link. In most cases, it is less expensive to join the AAR and register at the Member Rate than it is to pay the Non-Member Rate. If you would like to join the AAR so that you may register at the discounted member rate, click here.

Links to Helpful Information

Get all of your hotel information, as well as transportation to, and getting around, San Antonio

General Information
Any and all information on the Annual Meeting

For the first-timer: basic meeting schedule and locations, along with more questions answered

Your printable guide to the Annual Meeting

Know when our deadlines are so you don’t miss them

If you need assistance, we’re happy to help

For any questions or concerns regarding registration and housing, you may contact
or 1-404-727-7972 or 1-855-836-0001.