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BEFORE YOU REGISTER, YOU WILL NEED:

  • SBL ID number and contact information
  • Emergency Contact information (Name, relation, email, phone)
  • Arrival and departure dates for hotel accommodation
  • Credit card to register and guarantee your hotel reservation

Online Registration as an SBL Member or Dual SBL/AAR Member
If you are a member of SBL, you can receive valuable discounts on your registration. Please login by entering your SBL member number in the box to the left and clicking Login.
Online Registration as an Affiliate of a Partner Organization
Register as an Affiliate
If you are a member of a qualifying affiliate organization, you can receive valuable registration discounts.
Online Registration as a Non-Member
Register as a Non-Member
Alternatively, join now to become eligible for discounted member registration rates.

REGISTRATION FEES

SBL membership must be current to receive the Member Rate. Please note that the date on which

you register determines the rate you are charged. Dates are noted in parentheses.

Member

Non-Member

Student Member

Affiliate/RSO

Member

Spouse/Partner*

Super-Saver

(Open–May 22)

$155

$330

$85

$180

$105

Early Bird

(May 23–June 19)

$205

$380

$125

$230

$165

Advance

(June 20–August 14)

$255

$430

$165

$280

$225

Regular

(August 15–November 20)

$305

$480

$205

$330

$285

Onsite

(Nov 21–Nov 25)

$355

$530

$245

$380

$345

*Spouse/Partner Rate is applicable only to spouses, partners, and family members. It is not valid for colleagues.

HOUSING

During the registration process, you will have the option to see hotel descriptions and prices and book a room at one of our conference hotels.

SCHEDULE

Basic SBL Meeting Schedule

November 21
Friday

November 22
Saturday

November 23
Sunday

November 24
Monday

November 25
Tuesday

Early Morning

SBL Committee Meetings
Pre-meeting Workshops
Affiliate Sessions
Registration Open
(10:00am)

Early Morning Sessions
(Breakfasts, committees, etc.)

Early Morning Sessions
(Breakfasts, committees, etc.)

Early Morning Sessions
(Breakfasts, committees, etc.)

Early Morning Sessions
(Breakfasts, committees, etc.)

9:00am -11:30am

Morning Sessions

Morning Sessions

Morning Sessions

Morning Sessions

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Afternoon Sessions

Afternoon Sessions

Afternoon Sessions

Exhibit Hall Closes at Noon

4:00 pm - 6:30pm

Evening Sessions

Evening Sessions

Evening Sessions

Evening

Employment Center Orientation

SBL Presidential Address

Plenary Sessions and Receptions

Plenary Sessions and Receptions

All Day
Regular Program Sessions,

Registration Open,
Exhibit Hall Open,
Employment Center Open

All Day
Regular Program Sessions,

Registration Open,
Exhibit Hall Open,
Employment Center Open

All Day
Regular Program Sessions,
Registration Open,

Exhibit Hall Open,
Employment Center Open

Please note that the Full Session Schedule Begins on Saturday morning as in prior years. Business Sessions, some workshops, and additional meetings will be held on Friday as usual.

Employment Center
Registration for candidates is open! Please go to www.aarsbl.org for more information and to register for the Employment Center. There is a $25 fee for candidate registration.

MEETING LOCATIONS

Sessions

San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Hilton Bayfront
One Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

Marriott Marquis & Marina
333 West Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101

Omni Hotel
675 L Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Exhibit Hall

San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101


Employment Center

Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101

 
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