Home Annual Meeting 2010 Annual Meeting News

Welcome to the Annual Meeting! PDF-NOTE: Internet Explorer Users, right click the PDF Icon and choose [save target as] if you are experiencing problems with clicking. Print

The sultry South will play host to this year’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. But don’t come expecting antebellum columns and Spanish moss — Atlanta is a booming international city with a little something for everyone. From one of the busiest airports in the world to the dazzling city skyline, Atlanta has a truly cosmopolitan feel. Sessions will be held in the headquarters hotels — the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. They are right in the thick of downtown and are within walking distance of many local attractions. Whether it is museums, art galleries, good food, or shopping, Atlanta has it all!

Registration and Housing is open now!

FAX: 1-301-694-5124

WEB: www.aarweb.org/Meetings/Annual_Meeting/Current_Meeting/registration.asp

MAIL: AAR Annual Meeting Registration and Housing
c/o Experient Registration and Housing Bureau
2451 Edison Boulevard
Twinsburg, OH 44087


TEL: 1-866-229-2386 (U.S. and Canada)
+1-301-694-5243 (outside U.S. and Canada)

E-MAIL: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Don’t forget to renew your membership dues before you register or else you won’t be able to get the lower member registration rates. If you are not certain about your current 2010 membership status, please see www.aarweb.org/Members/Dues or call 404-727-3049.

Getting Around

The hotels are within easy walking distance of one another. In fact, they are even connected by a skywalk. The Atlanta public transit system, MARTA, is your gateway to other area attractions. For more information, visit the MARTA website at www.itsmarta.com.

Additional Meetings

Requests for Additional Meeting space are being accepted through the new online Additional Meeting system. All requests are handled on a space and time-slot available basis. The Additional Meetings program, held in conjunction with the AAR Annual Meeting, is an important service to AAR members. All Additional Meeting participants are expected to register for the Annual Meeting. Be sure to read the instructions carefully before completing and submitting your space request. The deadline for priority scheduling is May 1, 2010. For more information about the Additional Meetings, click here.

Questions should be directed to Aislinn Jones at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Job Center

The 2010 AAR Annual Meeting Job Center will be located in the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Candidates and employers who wish to participate should visit the AAR website at www.aarweb.org/Programs/Career_Services/Job_Center. Candidate registration is open now through the Annual Meeting registration system.


AAR is proud to provide childcare service at the Annual Meeting for the convenience of our members. Childcare is available at an hourly or daily rate. It will be located in the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Registration for childcare service will open in Spring 2010.

Disability Accessibility

AAR members with disabilities or who may have difficulty getting around the meeting are encouraged to note this during registration. AAR will make every reasonable attempt to accommodate you, whether by arranging special services such as sign language interpreters, assigning accessible hotel room space, or through the AAR’s taxi reimbursement policy. Please contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions.

Find A Friend

Please note the box on the registration form that gives permission for your name, institution, and hotel (if any) to be posted on a list of attendees available online at www.aarweb.org/Meetings/Annual_Meeting and onsite on the Find A Friend board. If you do not check the box, your information will not be listed.

International Attendees

It is necessary for those entering the United States to clear customs and immigration. Visitors from Canada and Mexico must present a passport in order to enter the United States. Please be prepared. Non–U.S. citizens should inquire about possible visa requirements from their own country. Official letters of invitation to the Annual Meeting to support visa applications are available. E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your name, address, and the full contact information of the consulate of your country.

AAR Annual Meeting Online Services

At www.aarweb.org/Meetings/Annual_Meeting/Current_Meeting, you can:

  • Register for the Annual Meeting Reserve your hotel room
  • Find a roommate
  • Request Additional Meeting space
  • Register for the AAR Annual Meeting Job Center
  • View the complete AAR program
  • Discover more about Atlanta including tours, museums, houses of worship, restaurants, and much more!

This website contains archived issues of Religious Studies News published online from March 2010 to May 2013, and PDF versions of print editions published from Winter 2001 to October 2009.

This site also contains archived issues of Spotlight on Teaching (May 1999 to May 2013) and Spotlight on Theological Education (March 2007 to March 2013).

For current issues of RSN, beginning with the October 2013 issue, please see here.