2019 Annual Meeting, Nov 23-26

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be in San Diego, CA, November 23-26. Register Now!

2020 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: January 20, 2020

General Information

2019 AAR Annual Meeting • San Diego, California • November 23–26


Join us for the 2019 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings in San Diego! More than 1,200 events—academic sessions, other events, receptions, tours, and workshops—will be offered. Registration and the Exhibit Hall will be held in the San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101. Employment Center will be in the Grand Hyatt. Sessions will be held in the San Diego Convention Center, Hilton Bayfront, Marriott Marquis and Marina, Grand Hyatt and the Omni Hotel. Conference hotels are located within walking distance of one another. Register soon to get the best attendee rate and hotel selection! 

Please check back for updates as there is more to come on the following: 

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 19, 2019)

Annual Meeting Travel Grants (Deadline: April 19, 2019)

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

Dates and Deadlines

Employment Center

Exhibitor and Advertiser Information

  • Exhibit Hall List of Exhibitors and Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Guides to the Annual Meeting- 

  • New Members Guide to the 2019 Annual Meeting
  • Guide to the 2019 AAR Annual Meeting in San Diego

Hotels and Local Transportation Information

Local Information

  • Lunch Restaurants Nearby 
  • Local San Diego Restaurants 
  • Places of Worship
  • Discover San Diego (Includes discounts to cultural attractions, sports, and restaurants)

Location Guide, Including Floor Plans of Meeting Facilities 

Look Who's Coming to the Meeting

Mobile App

  • Download the App

    • App Store
    • Google Play
    • Web Version
  • Online Planner
  • Mobile App Frequently Asked Questions

Other Events Reservations

  • Other Events Call for Papers


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

Presentation Tips for Presenting at the Annual Meeting

Press Information


  • Full Paper Submission Program
  • Plenary Sessions
  • Presidential Theme

Program Book

Program Units

Program Unit Chair Resources

 Registration and Housing 

Safety Policies at the Annual Meeting

Social Networking

  • Look Who's Coming to the Meeting
  • Facebook
  • Twitter (hashtag #aarsbl19)
  • Instagram Contest
  • Best Practices for Social Media Use at the Annual Meeting

Student Events 

  • Student Roundtable Sessions

Sustainability Initiatives

Tour Descriptions and Reservation Form

Travel and Destination Information

Visa Letters

Women's Mentoring Lunch

Workshop Descriptions and Reservation Form

Worship: Places of Worship

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