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


General Information

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

Atlanta 2017 Annual Meeting Banner

Join us for the 2017 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings in Boston! More than 1,200 events—academic sessions, additional meetings, receptions, tours, and workshops—will be offered. Registration, the Exhibit Hall, and the Employment Center will be held in the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115. Sessions will be held in the Hynes Convention Center, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Hilton Back Bay, Marriott Copley Place, Park Plaza Hotel, Sheraton, and Westin Copley Place. Conference hotels are located within walking distance of one another, except the Park Plaza, which will have a shuttle from the Hynes at peak hours. Register soon to get the best attendee rate and hotel selection!

Accessibility Information

Additional Meetings Reservations

Annual Meeting Religion and the Arts Travel Grant (Deadline: April 17, 2017)

Annual Meeting Travel Grants (Deadline: April 17, 2017)

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 Maps and List of Exhibitors

Frequently Asked Questions

Guides to the Annual Meeting

Hotels and Local Transportation Information

Local Information

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


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

Presentation Tips for Presenting at the Annual Meeting

Press Information


Program Book

  • AAR Online Program Book
  • SBL Online Program Book

Program Units

Program Unit Chair Resources

Registration and Housing

Safety Policies at the Annual Meeting

Social Networking

Student Events

Sustainability Initiatives

Tour Descriptions and Reservation Form

Travel and Destination Information

Visa Letters

Women's Mentoring Lunch

Workshop Descriptions (12 workshops) and Reservation Form

Workshop: Confronting Islamophobia

Worship (Places of Worship)

Contact the AAR's Director of Meetings if you have additional questions.