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2024 International Meeting

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meeting Begins7/28/2024
Meeting Ends8/1/2024

Call for Papers Opens: 11/29/2023
Call for Papers Closes: 2/13/2024

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.
  • SBL committee and business sessions do not count toward this total.


  • 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

Program Participation

  • Membership is required from the time of proposal through the meeting.
  • Membership status will be checked by May 1 and non-current members will be removed from the program at that time.

Registration for Meeting

  • All participants and attendees are required to register through SBL.
  • 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 may include:
    • Waiver of membership requirement;
    • Complimentary meeting registration;
  • The waivers program is administered by the Programs staff in consultation with the Executive Director and the International Meeting Program Committee.
  • Waiver recipients register using a waiver registration form, which is usually sent to all waiver recipients by May 15.


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