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2012 International Meeting

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Meeting Begins: 7/22/2012
Meeting Ends: 7/26/2012

Call For Papers Opens: 10/15/2011
Call For Papers Closes: 2/1/2012
Requirements for Participation

Participation Details

Participation Limits

  • A person is normally limited to participate in no more than two regular program sessions as a presenter, panelist, or respondent.
  • Appearances on Affiliate programs count towards this total.
  • SBL Committee and business sessions do not count towards this total.

Proposals

  • Proposals require presentation title and an abstract of approximately 300 words—longer abstracts will be shortened.
  • Papers are most often allotted 20-25 minutes in a session, with 5-10 minutes for discussion.
  • If you have a question about a particular program unit, email the chair listed in the Call for Papers for that unit.
  • Proposals must be submitted through the online system.
  • All presentations must be new presentations of the scholar's own original work. In absentia presentations are not typically accepted.
  • Papers cannot be repeated in other sessions or at other SBL meetings.

Registration and Membership Requirements

General Information

  • All participants and attendees are required to register through SBL.
  • Registration rates are the same for members of EABS, OTW, SBL, and SOTS.

SBL Program

  • SBL Membership is required at the time of a proposal for the SBL program.
  • SBL Membership will be checked by May 1 and non-current members will be removed from the program at that time.
  • SBL Membership must be current at time of the International Meeting.

Affiliate Organization Programs

  • Affiliate organization membership is required to participate.
  • If a member of an Affiliate organization intends to participate in an SBL session, the member is required to have current SBL membership.
  • Please note that members of EABS may submit paper proposals to SBL program units without needing to obtain SBL membership. Likewise, SBL members may submit paper proposals to EABS program units without needing to obtain EABS membership.

Registration for Meeting

  • All meeting participants must be registered by May 1. Registration will be checked and those not registered will be removed from the program.

Waivers of Registration and/or Membership Requirements

  • The consideration for waiver is not simply whether one is or is not a "biblical scholar," but whether one works regularly with the literatures, histories, and cultures (material and social) that interface "Bible," broadly construed.
  • Membership in other related organizations (e.g., AAR, ASOR) does not qualify one for a waiver.
  • Waivers are granted on a one-time basis only. If a waiver recipient wishes to participate on the program a second time in subsequent years, he or she must join the SBL.
  • Waivers will not be granted to expired SBL members.
  • A waiver for the International Meeting includes:
    • Waiver of membership requirement;
    • Complimentary meeting registration;
  • The waivers program is administered by the Congresses staff in consultation with the Executive Director and the International Meeting Program Committee.
  • Waivers register using a waiver registration form, which is usually sent to all waiver recipients by May 15.
 
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