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


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

Join us for the 2020 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings in Boston! More than 1,200 events—academic sessions, additional meetings, 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! 

The print Annual Meetings Program Book will be mailed in October to all registered attendees as of August 20 who elected to receive a printed book by mail. The Mobile App will once again be available free of charge for smart phone users. Changes to the meeting program during the meeting will be announced via the Mobile App, which is also available on the Web.

Coming soon: 

AAR At-A-Glance Schedule

AAR Plenary Sessions

Presidential Theme

AAR Online Annual Meeting Program Book

AAR And Other Events PDF Program Book

SBL Online Annual Meeting Program Book

AAR Full Paper Submission Program

Best Practices for Social Media Use at the Annual Meeting

Safety Policies at the Annual Meeting

Mobile App

  • Mobile App Frequently Asked Questions