Annual Meeting

2017 Annual Meeting in Boston, Nov 18-21

Boston

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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Annual Meeting Dates and Deadlines

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

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Upcoming dates and deadlines for the 2017 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings in Boston are below. To register for the meetings, please see Registration and Housing. For general information about the meetings, please see here.

Date Category Description
March 1 PAPERS Proposal submission deadline. All proposals, participant forms, and abstracts must be submitted to Program Unit Chairs.
April 1 PAPERS Program Unit Chairs send notifications of acceptance/rejection of proposals to submitters. All program participants must renew or establish 2017 AAR membership in order to participate on the Annual Meeting program. Program Unit Chairs must submit session request information (Program Book copy and abstracts) to the AAR Executive Office by this date.
April (early) Employment Center Candidate registration and CV submittal system open. Candidates must be registered for the Annual Meeting before registering for the Employment Center.
May 26 Additional Meetings Deadline to submit Additional Meetings requests for the first round of scheduling. Secure your reservation early as space is limited. See here to submit an Additional Meeting request.
May 18 Registration Super Saver registration rates end. To register for the Annual Meeting, see here.
June 29 Registration Early Bird registration rate ends. To register for the Annual Meeting, see here.
June 29 PAPERS Deadline for program participants to renew or establish their AAR membership and be registered for the Annual Meeting. Names of participants not registered will be removed from the Program Book.
June 29 Housing VIP housing ends.
June 30 Additional Meetings Deadline to submit Additional Meetings requests for the second round of scheduling. Secure your reservation early as space is limited. See here to submit an Additional Meeting request. Note: Any requests received after this date will not appear in the printed Program Book.
July 10 Additional Meetings Confirmations for Additional Meetings reservations will be sent to all who submitted a request during the first round of scheduling.
July (mid) Program Book Program Book available online.
July 28 PAPERS Deadline for program participants to request audiovisual equipment at the Annual Meeting.
July 31 Employment Center Employer Advance Registration opens. To register for the Employment Center, see here.
July 31 Additional Meetings Confirmations for Additional Meetings reservations will be sent to all who submitted a request during the second round of scheduling.
August 24 Registration Advance registration rates end. To register for the Annual Meeting, see here.
August 24 Registration Annual Meeting attendees must be registered by this date in order to receive the print Program Book in the mail and click the box during registration indicating that you will need one.
September 8 Additional Meetings Deadline to submit Additional Meetings requests for the third round of scheduling. Secure your reservation early as space is limited. See here to submit an Additional Meeting request. Note: Any requests received after this date will not appear in the printed Program Book or the At-A-Glance.
October (early) Program Book Program Books mailed to those who registered by August 24. If you do not receive a Program Book, then you'll need to pick one up onsite.
October 2 Additional Meetings Confirmations for Additional Meetings reservations will be sent to all who submitted a request during the third round of scheduling.
October 19 Housing Special housing rates end. Continue to contact the AAR Housing Bureau for housing throughout the meeting. (Remember: You must be registered for the meetings to secure housing.)
October 20 Additional Meetings Deadline to submit Additional Meetings requests for the fourth round of scheduling. Secure your reservation early as space is limited. See here to submit an Additional Meeting request. Note: Any requests received after September 8 will not appear in the printed Program Book or the At-A-Glance.
October 26 Registration Annual Meeting registration refund request deadline. Contact the AAR Registration Department in writing for refunds.
October 28 Employment Center Employer Advance Registration ends. Regular rates in effect starting October 29.
October (late) Program Book Mobile App of AAR & SBL programs available for download.
November 13 Additional Meetings Confirmations for Additional Meetings reservations will be sent to all who submitted a request during the fourth round of scheduling.
November 16 Registration Regular registration rates end. To register for the Annual Meeting, see here.
November 18 Employment Center Candidates may register online or onsite throughout the Annual Meeting.
November 18–21   Annual Meetings of AAR & SBL in Boston, MA.