2020 Annual Meeting

Your AAR staff continues to work toward holding the Annual Meeting in Boston, Nov. 21-24, 2020. We are aware of the uncertainty and contradictory projections related to the COVID-19 pandemic and with health and safety as a priority, we will continue monitoring the guidance of governments and health experts as we plan and make decisions. Should any changes need to be made related to the 2020 Annual Meeting, we will promptly notify you.

2020 Regional Meetings

Open Registration:

All remaining regional meetings for 2020 have been canceled

General Information

2020 AAR Annual Meeting • Boston, Massachussetts • November 21–24


Join us for the 2020 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings in Boston! 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 John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, and the Employment Center will be in the Boston Park Plaza. Sessions will be held in the Hynes Convention Center, Sheraton Boston, Marriott Copley Place, Hilton Boston Back Bay, and the Westin Copley Place. Conference hotels are located within walking distance of one another. Registration will open in April, so 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 15, 2020)

Annual Meeting Travel Grants (Deadline: April 15, 2020)

At-A-Glance Schedule

Audio-Visual Needs at the Annual Meeting

Call for Proposals

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 2020 Annual Meeting
  • Guide to the 2020 AAR Annual Meeting in Boston

Hotels and Local Transportation Information

Local Information

  • Local Boston Restaurants 
  • Places of Worship
  • Discover Boston (Includes discounts to cultural attractions, sports, and restaurants)

Location Guide, Including Floor Plans of Meeting Facilities 

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


Program Book

  • AAR Online Program Book
  • AAR and Other Events PDF 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 

  • 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

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