Annual Meetings 2017 hosted by AAR & SBL

Join the thousands of professors and students, authors and publishers, religious leaders and interested laypersons at the Annual Meetings 2017 in Boston! With more than 1,200 academic sessions, and workshops, along with one of the world's largest exhibits of books and digital resources for biblical studies, the Annual Meetings is one of the largest events of the year in the fields of biblical scholarship, religious studies and theology. 

Co-hosted by the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, the Annual Meetings 2017 will be held November 18-21 in Boston, MA at the Hynes Convention Center as well as surrounding hotels.

Annual Meeting Locations

Registration, Member Services
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street 
Boston, MA 02115
Main Lobby

Sessions & Workshops
Hynes Convention Center &
surrounding hotel properties
(To view the online program book, please click here)

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street 
Boston, MA 02115
Exhibit Hall C&D

Employment Center
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
Annual Meeting Hours

Exhibit Hours:
Saturday, November 18:   8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday, November 19:     8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday, November 20:    8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, November 21:    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Note: A name badge is required to enter all sessions and the exhibit hall.

Complimentary coffee breaks will take place in the exhibit hall!
Saturday: 11:30 am and 3:30 pm
Sunday:   11:30 am and 3:30 pm
Monday:  11:30 am and 3:30 pm
Tuesday:   8:30 am

Registration Hours:
Friday, November 17:      11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, November 18:   8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday, November 19:     8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday, November 20:     8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, November 21:    8:00 am - 10:00 am

Mobile Meeting Guide

We are very excited to announce the launch of our mobile conference app. Gone are the days when you had to deal with printed programs, handouts and scratch paper. The mobile app takes everything you need to know about the Annual Meeting and puts it directly onto your mobile device. You can start preparing early by viewing session listings and building your personal itinerary ahead of time. Learn about event buzz (or even generate some yourself!) and communicate with other attendees before and during the Annual Meeting.

The mobile app has completely transformed the way we host events by providing everything you need right at your fingertips behind an easy ­to­ use interface.  Use it to view exhibitor info and map locations or take session notes.  Network with other attendees.  It even collects all your notes and any other event information you need into a single downloadable post ­event report. You won’t even have to worry about slow connection speeds.   The mobile app operates offline on your mobile device ­no Internet necessary!

  •      Native app to ensure usability with or without Internet
  •      Real­time alerts that keep you updated
  •       Network and share knowledge via commenting, messaging, and social media
  •       Complete interactive conference program and animated floor plan maps
  •       Note taking, speaker and session rating, and note sharing
  •       Exhibitor details with weblinks and animated expo hall location

Click here for more details and to download the app!



In an effort to cut down on lines for badge reprints at registration, name badges will no longer be sent via postal mail. Instead, check your e-mail in early November for a special link that will allow you to print your name badge and tote bag ticket to bring with you to Boston. If you bring these items to the Annual Meeting, you will not need to stand in line for registration.