Virtual Annual Meetings 2020 hosted by SBL & AAR
Registration Rates and Deadlines

Virtual Meeting
 $200 $80 $135 $225 $385 

*Student rates are available to SBL and AAR student members only.
**Accompanying person rate is for spouses, partners, and family members only; it is not valid for colleagues.
Why is there a registration fee for a virtual meeting?
The registration fee helps to cover the substantial costs that come with producing a conference of this size, even a virtual one. Such costs include the virtual platforms that will host sessions and exhibits, the development of the mobile and desktop apps that will be even more important this year, the year-round staff who plan the logistics of the meeting, and the hiring of additional staff to ensure that sessions run as smoothly as possible in an environment that will be unlike any of the previous Annual Meetings. The typical in-person Annual Meetings hosts around 150 simultaneous sessions at peak times. Even with an expanded schedule, we anticipate that there may be as many as 50 simultaneous sessions for a virtual meeting. There is substantial expense in running, managing, and staffing platforms that can organize and execute a program of that complexity. We hope that since the registration fee is only a small portion of the cost of the typical in-person meeting, attendees will still see a significant overall cost reduction to attend and participate in the meeting.