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2017 Pacific Northwest AAR/SBL/ASOR Regional Conference
Fri, May 5, 2017, 12:00 PM – Sun, May 7, 2017, 5:00 AM MDT
The 2017 annual conference for the Pacific Northwest Region of the AAR/SBL & ASOR.
Friends and colleagues, we are looking forward to meeting and learning together you at our 2017 Annual Meetingat St. Mary’s University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from May 5-7, 2017.
Our conference is an engaging and lively scholarly event marked by a genuine spirit of good will, professional trust and scholarly respect. Since its inception in 1971, one of the most pleasant and prized features of our region is a friendly collegiality that is warmly welcoming to all, while engaging the wide-ranging scholarship of our conference members rigorously across multiple perspectives. Our spirit of engagement and wide diversity of excellent religious scholarship makes our annual conference a professional treasure each year.
This year all attendees, as well as presenting participants, and student paper competition candidates, are required to register. Additionally, you will have options to register for the conference, Saturday Business Meeting Lunch, Saturday Banquet Dinner, as well as make Donations that will contribute to partial scholarships that empower the participation of graduate students and our colleagues who are underpaid. Please consider giving generously to faciitate the participation of those who are unable to attend without assistance.
All charges will be calculated in U.S. Dollars. Please regard ALL deadlines with care, as fees are tiered for timely and late registration, with firm catering deadlines that must be honored. Travel, housing and meals are the responsibility of each attendee. Please check our website for discounted hotel arrangements at the Wyndam at Wingate Calgary SOUTH. Or contact Gay Ortega of Group Sales to secure our PNWAAR/SBL/ASOR rate of $125/night Canadian at 1-403-254-3560. The hotel is only required to honor this discount until April 20th, 2017, thereafter the rate is not guaranteed. Advanced reservation required to secure rate of: $125/night Canadian dollars, which includes free continental breakfasts and free wifi.
Our conference is marked by excellent and engaging sessions, including panels and individual presentations, Friday night Presidental Address, Saturday Business Meeting, and Saturday Banquet Dinner and Address by a guest scholar, and finally a Saturday Dessert Reception for both registered conference participants and community members at large.
Currently eleven sections are active:
- Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
- Arts and Religion
- Asian and Comparative Studies
- Hebrew Bible
- History of Christianity/North American Religions
- New Testament and Hellenistic Religions
- Religion and Society
- Study of Islam
- Theology and Philosophy of Religion
- Women and Religion
- Special Topics: Mormon Studies
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Arranging airport tranfers to and from the hotel or St. Mary's remains the responsibility of attendees. There is not a shuttle service from the airport to Wingate or St. Mary's University. Calgary now has Uber. Information and bookings can be made at the following link: https://www.uber.com/en-CA/cities/calgary/
The estimated Uber X fare is $39-$51 and Uber XL is $63-83. From the hotel to St. Mary's is a 10-15 min walk with shuttle available during peak hours.
What about rooming for this event?
- Housing information
Wingate at Wyndham Calgary SOUTH (note the designation SOUTH for the property associated with our conference)400 Midway Park SE,Calgary, AB T2X 3S4 Canada403-541-0900 (front desk only)
- All rooms are furnished with 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds and available for a discounted rate of $125/night (Canadian currency). Free Breakfast Buffet, Free WIFI, and the pleasant company of your excellent conference mates, are included in this Wingate by Wyndham lodging experience.
- Contact Gay Ortega of Group Sales at 1-403-254-3560 for our PNWAAR/SBL/ASOR rate
- The discounted rate is property sensitive/direct and secured only by calling the hotel property directly at 1-403-254-3560 and asking for our pre-arranged “Pacific Northwest Conference” rate of $125/night (Canadian currency). Hotel is only required to honor this discount until April 20th, 2017, thereafter the rate is not guaranteed.
What's the refund policy?
Partial refunds are possible upto 1 week prior the the conference, and are subject to fees incurred for Eventbrite processing the transaction.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It's defintiely the smart thing to do!
Can I update my registration information?
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes. If you are unable to attend, you may tranfer your ticket to another attendee/participant by contacting the organizer and notifying of the change in writing.