Annual Meetings 2021 hosted by AAR & SBL
 

We are pleased to announce the Virtual-Only Sessions portion of the Annual Meetings 2021, hosted by AAR & SBL.  The Virtual-Only Sessions registration will provide: 

  • Access to over 200 SBL and AAR virtual and recorded sessions, which will be accessible through our mobile app and virtual platform through January 31, 2022. 
  • Access to any recorded sessions and pre-recorded presentations, available through the mobile app and online planner through January 31, 2022.
  • Access to participating Virtual Other Events.
  • Access to all Exhibitor Listings, which will include special virtual discounts for new books in the field!  Many exhibitors will also host special virtual publisher events. 
For a list of AAR Virtual Sessions Available, go here.
 
For a list of SBL Virtual Sessions Available, go here.  
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VIRTUAL ONLY SESSIONS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 

I am unable to come to San Antonio. Is there a special registration for only the virtual sessions?

Yes, there will be a special registration that includes only the virtual component of the meeting. Details on this registration, including rates, will be available soon.

What types of sessions will be offered?

The meeting will consist of two types of sessions: in-person sessions taking place in San Antonio and virtual sessions that take place online.

Can I present in or view virtual sessions if I am going to be in San Antonio?

Yes. However, you will be responsible for providing your own equipment and access to the internet.

I am unable to come to San Antonio. Is there is special registration for only the virtual sessions?

Yes, there will be a special registration that includes only the virtual component of the meeting. Details on this registration, including rates, will be available soon.

What if my plans change and I'm able to attend the In-Person Meeting in San Antonio but I've registered as Virtual-Only Sessions?
 
We can upgrade your registration to the Full In-Person registration.  Please contact us at information@annual-meetings.org with this request. 
 
Does registering for the in-person meeting also include access to the virtual sessions?

Yes, registration for the in-person meeting includes the ability to view and participate in virtual sessions as well as in-person sessions.

Will virtual sessions be available to view after the fact?

Virtual sessions will have the option to be recorded and made available through 31 January 2022. The recording availability of a specific session will depend on the presenters granting permission for that session to be recorded. Individual presenters may also pre-record their presentations, which will also be available through 31 January 2022

Why are hybrid sessions (i.e., session available both in-person and virtually) not an option?

Hybrid sessions are not possible due to the extreme complexity and expense of needing to setup and run about 1200 sessions in over 130 rooms spread across six different properties. Between added A/V equipment, labor, and internet access, staging and supporting a hybrid meeting would add over $4,000,000 in expenses to the meeting. The resulting dramatic rise in registration rates would make attendance impossible for most members.

How do I know whether my presentation will be in an in-person or virtual session?

Session can only be virtual if all presenters agree to present virtually. Please be in contact with the chairs of the program unit where you are to present to discuss any updates to plans.

Can I present remotely for an in-person session?

All presenters and participants for in-person session must be on-site. We are not able to offer virtual presentations for in-person sessions.

I have more questions. Whom can I ask?

For general questions about the meeting, please contact: information@annual-meetings.org

For questions related to AAR sessions, please contact Robert Puckett: rpuckett@aarweb.org.

For questions related to SBL sessions, please contact Christopher Hooker:  christopher.hooker@sbl-site.org