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2019 PNW AAR & SBL Conference

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Central Washington University

400 E University Way

Hogue Technology Building on Dean Nicholson Blvd

Ellensburg, WA 98926

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The 2019 annual conference for the Pacific Northwest Region of the AAR and SBL with ASOR as a program unit.

Cherished Friends and Respected Colleagues, we are looking forward to meeting and learning together you at our 2019 Regional Conference being hosted by Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA from May 3 to May 5, 2019.

Our conference is an enjoyable and lively scholarly event marked by a genuine spirit of good will, professional engagement 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 welcoming to all, while rigorously engaging the wide-ranging scholarship of our conference members across multiple perspectives. This spirit of engagement and the diversity of excellent scholarship makes our annual conference a professional treasure each year.

Our conference is marked by excellent and engaging sessions, including panels and individual presentations, Friday night Presidental Address, Special Planetarium lecture on Friday night, Saturday Business Meeting, and Saturday Banquet Dinner (registration required) and Address by Plenary Panel followed by a complementary Community Dessert Reception open to the public.

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 (paused until 2020)
  • Theology and Philosophy of Religion
  • Women and Religion
  • Special Topic: Gender, Religion, Sexuality, and Power (GRSP)
  • Special Topic: Religion and the Social Sciences


On this website you may register for the conference and conference meals. You may also make donations and request a partial scholarships for registration or meals, if you are student and/or under employed colleague. Please be sure to include your meal registrations for Saturday lunch and Saturday Banquet Dinner.

Travel, housing and meals are the responsibility of each attendee. Please see helpful information below. Also, check out our Facebook Event Page for any carpooling and room sharing options that other participants might share about.

ALL attendees -- including presenting participants and their guests, as well as student paper competition candidates -- are required to register. Undergraduate student paper candidates can register without cost.

You have options to register for the conference, Saturday Lunch, Saturday Dinner Banquet, as well as make Donations that will contribute to partial scholarships to empower the participation of graduate students and our colleagues who are underemployed. Please consider giving even a modest contribution that will allow the region to generously to faciitate the participation of those 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 because firm catering deadlines must be honored.

There may be partial scholarships for Saturday's lunch and Banquet Dinner for underemployed colleagues or presenting students. Availability is limited and based on a first-come, first-served basis.


Travel, housing and meals are the responsibility of each attendee. Please see helpful information below.

What about rooming for this event?

Discounted Lodging available at:

On a first come first served basis discount rooms have been reserved at the Hampton by Hilton Ellensburg until April 15th. These are available via https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=YKMELHX&spec_plan=CHHPNW&arrival=20190503&departure=20190505&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Hampton by Hilton – Yakima/Ellensburg

2705 Triple L LoopEllensburg, WA, 98926 USA

Phone Number: +1 509.933.1600

25 rooms have been reserved on a first come, first served basis.

15 King rooms at the rate of 119.00 plus tax per room per night

10 Double Queen rooms at the rate of $129.00 plus tax per room per night.

The cutoff date for our group rate is April 15th. Rooms are expected to fill up quickly (they do every year, so early reservations are strongly recommended.

UPDATE as of 3/31/2019: there are no more rooms available on Friday night at the Hampton by Hilton; only a few remain for Saturday night.

Other Lodging Options:

Holiday Inn Express (right on the in-city shuttle route) https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/ellensburg/elnwa/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=YextLocal-_-EX-_-US-_-ELNWA

Best Western https://www.guestreservations.com/best-western-plus-ellensburg-hotel/booking?msclkid=d6c9b5b0c5ee138950e0e9d2d1f8c636

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Transportation options to Ellensburg from the Seatac or Yakima Airports:

Bellair Shuttle 1-866-235-5247 or http://www.airporter.com/schedules/schedules-rates-cwa $82 Roundtrip from SEATAC to Ellensburg or $41 one-way. This is a shuttle service that runs several ime a day between Yakima Air Terminal Shuttle and SEATAC Airport with two stops in Ellensburg. Stop One: CWU Starbucks on 908th E 10th Avenue. Stop Two: LOVE'S Travel Stop -- gas station one block from the Hampton by Hilton -- 1512 US 97 (corner of HWY 97 and University Way).

Transportation Services in Ellensburg:

Arranging airport tranfers to and from lodgings to Central Washington University remains the responsibility of attendees. Below are some Transportation Services in Ellensburg:

Central Transit Free Shuttle Service in-city that runs with limited hours and routes: https://ci.ellensburg.wa.us/centraltransit

Rodeo Town Taxi 509-929-4222

K.C. Cab 509-929-3055

What's the refund policy?

PARTIAL refunds for registration (not meals) are possible upto 10 days prior the the conference, and are subject to fees incurred for Eventbrite processing the transaction. NO refunds are possible after April 23th for registration or meals.

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.

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?


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Central Washington University

400 E University Way

Hogue Technology Building on Dean Nicholson Blvd

Ellensburg, WA 98926

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