Go to www.aarweb.org/Members/My_AAR/default.asp and enter in your email you registered with under “Lost Member ID”. You may also call 1-404-727-3049. Please remember that you cannot register for the meeting at the discounted member rate until your membership is up-to-date.
You don’t need to be a member to attend the Annual Meeting, but you will miss out on the discount registration rates. Participants in the Annual Meeting must be registered for the meeting by June 15 per Program Committee policy in order to remain on the program. This is an almost universal practice amongst the ACLS organizations.
Yes, you can do this when you join online. A temporary ID will allow you access to the online registration form. If you wish to register by fax or by mail, you will need to wait 2-3 business days for your membership to be processed.
Yes, you can do this if you renew online. A temporary ID will allow you access to the online registration form. If you wish to register by fax or by mail, you will need to wait 2-3 business days for your membership to be processed.
Registration is open until the final day of the meeting, Tuesday, November 26. We will mail name badges to people who register before October 1. After that date, people who register will need to pick up their name badge onsite at the registration desk.
Annual Meeting registration is handled through the AAR Registration Bureau, which can be reached by phone at +1-855-836-0001 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-404-727-7972 (elsewhere), or by email at email@example.com.
Registration refunds must be requested in writing by November 1, 2013. Send to:
AAR Registration Bureau
American Academy of Religion
825 Houston Mill Rd NE, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30329
Or by fax at 1-404-935-5321
Please return the name badge and tote bag ticket with your request. A $40 administrative fee will be assessed. All housing cancellations must be sent in writing to the AAR Registration Bureau (addresses and numbers above).
The closest airport is the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). The most economical and green way to get downtown is on the Light Rail, which is $1.60 each way (mta.maryland.gov/light-rail). A taxi fare between the airport and downtown is approximately $35. Metered rates apply to all destinations.
There isn’t one specific headquarters hotel this year. Registration, the exhibit hall, and the Employment Center will be held in the Baltimore Convention Center. Sessions will be held in the Convention Center, as well as nearby hotels: Hilton Baltimore Hotel, Hyatt Regency, Marriott Inner Harbor, Radisson Plaza Lord, Renaissance Harborplace, Royal Sonesta Harbor Court, Sheraton City Center, and the Sheraton Inner Harbor.
Baltimore Convention Center - 1 West Pratt St, 21201
Admiral Fell Inn - 888 South Broadway, 21231
Brookshire Suites - 120 East Lombard St, 21202
Days Inn Inner Harbor - 100 Hopkins Place, 21201
Embassy Suites - 222 St. Paul Place, 21202
Fairfield Inn - 101 President St, 21202
Hampton Inn Downtown - 550 Washington Blvd, 21202
Hampton Inn Inner Harbor - 131 East Redwood St, 21202
Hilton Baltimore Hotel - 401 West Pratt St, 21201
Hilton Garden Inn Inner Harbor - 625 South President St, 21202
Holiday Inn Express - 1701 Russell St, 21230
Holiday Inn Inner Harbor - 301 West Lombard St, 21201
Home2 Suites - 8 E. Pleasant St, 21202
Homewood Suites - 625 South President St, 21202
Hotel Monaco - 2 North Charles St, 21201
Hyatt Regency - 300 Light St, 21202
Marriott Inner Harbor - 110 South Eutaw St, 21201
Marriott Waterfront - 700 Aliceanna St, 21202
Mount Vernon - 24 West Franklin St, 21201
Peabody Court - 612 Cathedral St, 21201
Pier 5 Hotel - 711 Eastern Ave, 21202
Radisson Plaza Lord - 20 West Baltimore St, 21201
Renaissance Harborplace - 202 East Pratt St, 21202
Residence Inn Downtown - 17 Light St, 21202
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court - 550 Light St, 21202
Sheraton City Center - 101 West Fayette St, 21201
Sheraton Inner Harbor - 300 South Charles St, 21201
Springhill Suites Inner Harbor - 120 East Redwood St, 21202
Only to specific locations. The AAR and SBL have made arrangements for those who are staying in the further hotels in our block to have a ride to the Convention Center and back. Check here: https://www.aarweb.org/Meetings/Annual_Meeting/Current_Meeting/default.asp for more details in the fall.
The AAR Annual Meeting program sessions begin on Saturday, November 23 at 9:00 AM (9.00h) and end on Tuesday, November 26 at 12:00 PM (12.00h). Pre-conference meetings hosted by the AAR and other organizations may begin as early as Thursday. Please check the online Program Book for more information.
Session Information November 18, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm, Welcome Reception
November 17, 9:00 am–6:30 pm Program Unit Sessions
November 18,9:00 am–6:30 pm Program Unit Sessions
November 19, 9:00 am–6:30 pm Program Unit Sessions
November 20, 8:30 am–11:30 am Program Unit Sessions
Full program schedule and descriptions available July 1 in the Online Program Book!
Onsite Registration & Exhibit Hours
Registration and the Exhibit Hall are located in McCormick Place West. Registration
November 16, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
November 17, 8:00 am–5:30 pm
November 18, 8:00 am–5:30 pm
November 18, 8:00 am–5:30 pm
November 20 8:00 am-10:00 am
November 19, 8:30 am–5:30 pm
November 20, 8:30 am–5:30 pm
November 21, 8:30 am–5:30 pm
November 22, 8:30 am–12:00 pm
A name badge is required to enter all sessions and the exhibit hall.
Yes, depending on what country you're coming from, you may need to allow several months to get a visa for travel to the USA. Visit UnitedStatesVisas.gov for the latest information on visas and whether or not you're required to have one. Also http://www.state.gov/ is the general website for the US State Department.
There is a free cyber café in the exhibit hall. The Baltimore Convention Center is working on providing free wifi in all piblic spaces. We will keep you informed on the progress. All the hotels have internet access available in their business centers or guest rooms. The hotels may charge a fee to access the Internet.
Yes. Please indicate your specific need at the time of registration. If using fax or mail, you will need to include a separate description of the need. If you are using the online system, there will be the opportunity to describe the need in the system.
This varies for the sections (5) and groups (1-3). Seminars may have one session. Sections and groups may each receive one additional session if they co-sponsor a session with another unit. Seminars are exempt from this bonus session
We are no longer printing a Program Planner. We will be mailing a full Annual Meetings Program Book (with all AAR, SBL, and Additional Meetings session information, including room locations) to everyone who has registered for the meeting before August 30, 2013, unless you have indicated on your registration that you do not wish to receive one. If you do not register for the Annual Meeting by August 30, you will not receive a Program Book in the mail. Program Books will only be available for those onsite that registered after August 30.