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2013 Annual Meeting
Baltimore, MD

11/23/2013 to 11/26/2013

Baltimore, Maryland's largest city and economic hub, hosts the 2013 Annual Meeting. It is known for its beautiful harbor, quirky neighborhoods, and unique museums.

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2012 Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL

11/16/2012 to 11/20/2012

Centered at McCormick Place, located on Lake Shore Drive just minutes from downtown Chicago and comprised of four state-of-the-art buildings, this year continues the Society's history of premier meetings and collaboration with the American Academy of Religion.

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2011 Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA

11/19/2011 to 11/22/2011

The 2011 SBL Annual Meeting renews a long-standing history of cooperation and collaboration between the Society and the American Academy of Religion. See you in San Francisco!

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2010 Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA

11/20/2010 to 11/23/2010

Symbolized by the peach and the phoenix, Atlanta has risen to be the cultural capitol of the South and of genteel hospitality. We hope to see you there!

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2009 Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA

11/21/2009 to 11/24/2009

Join us in 2009 in New Orleans

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2008 Annual Meeting
Boston

11/22/2008 to 11/25/2008

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2007 Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA

11/17/2007 to 11/20/2007

Join us by the harber in San Diego for a meeting featuring an exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park.

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2006 Annual Meeting
Washington, DC

11/18/2006 to 11/21/2006

Join us in Washington, DC, for an exciting meeting featuring sessions on everything from the Freer Gallery's manuscript collection to the role of the Bible in the 2006 Elections.

See you in DC!

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2005 Annual Meeting
SBL's 125th Anniversary
Philadelphia, PA

11/19/2005 to 11/22/2005

Join us in Philadelphia as we celebrate the Society's 125th Anniversary with special sessions and events.

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2004 Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas

11/20/2004 to 11/23/2004

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Past International Meetings

2014 International Meeting
Vienna, Austria

7/6/2014 to 7/10/2014

Vienna is an idyllic European city, compact and comparably easy to negotiate, with urban layers surrounding the city’s historic center—a UNESCO world heritage site. Often known for its art, museums, music, theater, parks, and cuisine, this leading center of music boasts 50 theaters and 100 museums and is often ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world.

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2013 International Meeting
St. Andrews, Scotland

7/7/2013 to 7/11/2013

From big city last year to quaint village this year, we hope to see you in beautiful and historic St. Andrews, set on the Fife coast surrounded by miles of open countryside. Founded in 1413, Scotland's first university will host this year's meeting.

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2012 International Meeting
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

7/22/2012 to 7/26/2012

Held in conjunction with the European Association of Biblical Studies, the Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap in Nederland en België, and the Society for Old Testament Study.

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2011 International Meeting
London, United Kingdom

7/3/2011 to 7/7/2011

Celebration of the 400th anniversary of the KJV!

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2010 International Meeting
Tartu, Estonia

7/25/2010 to 7/29/2010

Join SBL and EABS for our meeting in Tartu, the “Athens on the Emajõgi River.” East and West converge in this former Hanseatic town, now a burgeoning cultural center and the promising site for the 2010 International Meeting. Thanks to our host, the University of Tartu, which was founded in 1632 and spearheads the country’s reputation in higher education as Estonia’s leading center of research and training.

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2009 International Meeting
Celebrating the Centenary of the PBI
Rome, Italy

6/30/2009 to 7/4/2009

Join us for the 2009 International Meeting in Rome

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2008 International Meeting
Auckland, New Zealand

7/6/2008 to 7/11/2008

Join the SBL and more than 20 other organizations for our meeting in Auckland.

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2007 International Meeting
Vienna, Austria

7/22/2007 to 7/26/2007

Join us for the 2007 International Meeting in Vienna.

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2006 International Meeting
Edinburgh, Scotland

7/2/2006 to 7/6/2006

Join us for the 2006 SBL International Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The opening session and reception will be held at the New College. The remainder of the sessions will be held at the George's Square complex.

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2005 ANZATS / ANZSTS / SBL Conference in Perth
Perth, Australia

7/4/2005 to 7/8/2005

The SBL will hold sessions at the 2005 ANZATS / ANZSTS Annual Conference in Perth, Australia. Please see the conference website ANZATS ANZSTS 2005 Conference for further information on registration and accommodation.

2005 International Meeting
Singapore, Malaysia

6/26/2005 to 7/1/2005

The 2005 SBL International Meeting will take place at the Meritus Mandarin Hotel. Our institutional host is Trinity College of Singapore. We will be meeting in conjunction with several other organizations. Paper or session proposals on any topic related to biblical, theological, or religious studies are welcome.

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2004 International Meeting
Groningen, The Netherlands

7/25/2004 to 7/28/2004

The SBL International Meeting is held every summer outside of North America.

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