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SBL Annual Meeting

2021 SBL Annual Meeting
November 20-23, 2021
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

San Antonio, TX

The SBL Annual Meeting brings together professors and students, authors and publishers, religious leaders and interested laypersons, to its venue each year. Co-hosted by the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion, the Annual Meetings focuses on the fields of biblical scholarship and research, religious studies, and theology. Attendees of the event will have access to more than 1,200 academic sessions and workshops. The Exhibit Hall features one of the world’s largest collections of books and digital resources for biblical study, as well as a vibrant networking space where attendees can present ideas to publishers, browse the latest publications, and connect with colleagues.

The mobile app and online planner are now available!
The app and online planner offer the most complete session listings and serve as the meeting platform. When you log in with your registration reference number and last name, you can access any uploaded files, join virtual sessions, and access any pre-recorded presentations.

Important Announcement

We are happy to announce a dual format for the 2021 Annual Meeting. This will include two distinct types of sessions: in-person sessions in San Antonio as well as virtual sessions.

Although we cannot offer a fully hybrid Annual Meeting, we are actively planning an alternative: a dual-format 2021 Annual Meeting in which some sessions are held only in-person and others are conducted strictly virtually—all during the same November 20–23 period. Members who travel to San Antonio will, of course, be able to participate in both types of sessions, while those unable to attend in-person in San Antonio will still have access to a rich program of sessions streamed online. Recordings of the virtual sessions will remain available through January 2022.

Information and instructions for specific meeting roles:

Annual Meeting Update Letter about Safety Protocols and Flexibility for Participation (14 Sept 2021) 

For more information about either of the 2021 Annual Meetings, In-Person and Virtual-Only Sessions, please go here.

If you have additional questions about the 2021 SBL Annual Meeting that cannot be answered in our FAQ’s, feel free to contact the appropriate department below:

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Procedures and Policies
SBL meetings are a harassment-free events for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age or religion. If an individual in attendance at an SBL-sanctioned meeting event is found to have violated the SBL harassment policy, SBL will revoke the individual’s permission to be on the premises and that individual forfeits registration fees. Should such an incident arise, SBL will work directly with security and law enforcement to manage the removal process. If a member is being harassed or notices an act of harassment, contact a meeting staff member immediately.

Paper proposals will be accepted through 11:59 PM (23:59) US Eastern Time (UTC-4) on the date that the call for papers closes.

Dates are formatted mm/dd/yyyy.
2022 Annual Meeting
Call for Papers
Call for Papers Opens: 1/19/2022
Call for Papers Closes: 3/15/2022

Requirements for Participation

Call for Papers

Program Units

Program Book

The online program book is not yet available.

Registration & Housing

Registration is not yet open.

Meeting Abstracts

The abstracts for this meeting are not yet available.

Exhibitor & Advertiser Information

Click here for more information on proposing a new program unit and renewing program units
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