This is just a gentle reminder that the Mid-Atlantic Regional meeting is occurring now!
March 15–16, 2012
Mid-Atlantic Annual Business Meeting
The annual business meeting will be held on Friday, March 16, 10:45 AM–11:55 AM. Elections will be held for two available officer positions and other opportunities to serve the region will be made available. Please attend, get a free lunch, and seize this opportunity to serve the region in a leadership position! We are particularly interested in faculty stepping forward into regional leadership. Regional leaders are very welcoming with great collegiality, a great way to get to know people, and build community.
Sections at the Regional Annual Meeting
- Christian History and Theology
- Contemporary Theology (Nineteenth Century to Present)
- East Asian Religion
- Global Religion and Pluralism
- Medieval Studies
- Philosophy of Religion
- Psychology and Religion
- Regional Religious History
- Religion and the Arts
- Religion and Ethics
- Religion, Gender, and Sexuality
- Religion in America
- Religion, Pop Culture, and Media
- Scriptural Reasoning
Note about Registration Fees for Non-Presenters
Conference attendees who are not presenting may register at a discounted rate of $30. Note that presiding at a session is not considered presenting, and non-presenters who volunteer to preside at sessions will still be charged this discounted rate of $30. Both presenters and non-presenters are encouraged to volunteer to preside at sessions. The preregistration form below has an area that you may check off if you are interested in presiding at a session.
Mid-Atlantic Regional Awards
As has become our custom, MAR–AAR will award the Kate Connolly-Weinert Prize of $200 to the most innovative group session (or panel) dealing with peace issues or women’s studies.
To help foster graduate student participation, the Executive Committee of the MAR–AAR will again award the Robert F. Streetman Prize of $200 for the best student paper presented at the conference by an AAR regional member.
Both awards will be presented at the joint regional meeting of the Mid-Atlantic and New England–Maritimes Regions.
New England–Maritimes Regional Awards
To help foster graduate student participation, the Executive Committee of the New England–Maritimes Region will again bestow the NEMAAR Graduate Student Awards for Excellence for the three best student papers presented at the conference by a NEMAAR regional member.
Online preregistration is now available online. Please utilize the AAR website for registration, as it saves paper and helps the region fulfill our national AAR mandate to promote environmentally sustainable gatherings. Preregistration for the meeting using a paper form is no longer available.
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
Two Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
The Hyatt Regency is offering hotel room registration for the MAR/NEMAAR regional meeting. You may call Hyatt Central Reservations at 888-421-1442 to reserve rooms. Please indicate that you are attending our conference so that you can receive the conference rate. Normal hotel rates will apply given the lateness of the date. Since only fifty discounted rooms have been reserved for Wednesday, March 16, and Thursday, March 17, and fifteen discounted rooms have been reserved for Friday, March 18, we strongly encourage you to reserve your room early. Parking is available at the Hyatt for conference participants at a discounted rate of $6 a day.
As part of the American Academy of Religion’s commitment to host environmentally-sustainable meetings, we are asking participants to consider bringing reusable beverage containers and name badge holders from previous conferences in order to cut down on waste at the conference.
For any ongoing updated conference information please consult our website at http://www.aarweb.org/About_AAR/Regions/Mid-Atlantic. Information will be posted as it is available during the upcoming academic year.