2023 Annual Meetings

The 2023 Annual Meetings in San Antonio, Texas, November 18–21, hosted by the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), is the world's largest gathering of scholars interested in the study of religion.

You do not want to miss the opportunity to connect with colleagues, publishers, and friends, engage with leading scholars within the field of religion, and network with potential employers and others from around the world.

There will be over 1,000 events, including many academic sessions, workshops, meetings, receptions, and tours. The Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall will feature more than 100 publishers, and you will be able to pitch ideas, connect with others, and review the latest publications within the field

You will be able to register soon to receive the best attendee rate and hotel selection and join the 10,000 attendees who are expected to attend the 2023 Annual Meeting!

Go to Registration

The answers to many of your Annual Meeting questions can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Have a question not on the FAQ?

Online Program Book Now Available

You can always find the most up-to-date program available at this link

Find Your Reference Number

If you cannot locate your Annual Meeting reference number in your email, you can find it by following these instructions

Presidential Theme

La Labor de Nuestras Manos
Amir Hussain, AAR President 2023

Other Events

Submit your "Other Event" by July 10 for inclusion in the Program Book!

San Antonio Tours

Make the most of your visit to San Antonio by taking in a tour.


Immerse yourself in a pre-conference workshop. All workshops will be held on Friday, November 17.

Visit San Antonio welcomes AAR! Take a look at their helpful guide