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2018 Annual General Meeting

AM2018 Denver
The Eighty-first International Meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association of America
will be held at Regis University in Denver, Colorado
July 28-31, 2018 (Saturday-Tuesday) 
PLEASE NOTE: As of May 15, all West Hall early arrival rooms are sold out.
VERY LIMITED Residence Village early arrival (July 27) room are still available.

AGM2018 - Housing & Meals


Click here for an information sheet  (PDF).

    • ON CAMPUS: There is limited onsite housing offered on a first come, first served basis. 

      Each guest receives a blanket, flat sheet, fitted sheet, pillow case, disposable pillow, 1 bath towel, 1 face cloth, cup, soap with a one time fee of $15. 
      There also will be a 14.75% lodging tax assessed to all room reservations.

      There are three locations available:
      • West Hall: $37 per night. 70 singles available for the 3 nights of the meeting (Saturday check-in and Tuesday check-out). 
        As of May 14, 2 singles available for late departure (Wednesday, August 1). (Early arrival is sold out).
        • Each suite shares a bathroom with two sinks, two vanities, one toilet and shower
        • Microfridge provided in each room
        • Computer lab and study room located on 3rd floor with a printer for resident's use
        • 24-hour lounge/game room located on 2nd floor
        • Heating and AC unit in each room
        • Two cable, internet, and phone outlets in each room
        • Furnished lounges with flat screen TV and cable located on each wing on every floor. Also located in each lounge is a kitchenette.
        • Free laundry facilities located on the 3rd floor, equipped with LaundryView web application (viewing of washer/dryer availability from your room)
        • Fully functional community kitchen on the 1st floor is available to all residents
      • Residence Village: $60.50 per night. 36 singles available for the 3 nights of the meeting (Saturday check-in and Tuesday check-out).
        10 singles available for early arrival (Friday, July 27) and/or late departure (Wednesday, August 1).
        • A townhome-style complex
        • Units have three bedrooms and 2 (or 2 1/2) baths
        • Living room furnished with one couch, two chairs, large coffee table, side table, lamp and barstools
        • The kitchen consists of a refrigerator, oven, microwave, dishwasher, double sink, and adjacent dining area with bar-style seating
        • Washer and dryer are provided in each unit
        • A 24-hour common area where residents can check their mail, watch television in front of a gas fireplace, and play billiards
        • Community computers and printer for resident use are located in the 24-hour common area
      • DeSmet Hall: $35 per night. 70 singles available for the 3 nights of the meeting (Saturday check-in and Tuesday check-out).
        No early arrivals or late departures available.
        • Co-ed by wing with common restrooms and showers located on each wing
        • Microfridge provided in each room
        • Computer lab located on 1st floor with a printer for resident use
        • 24-hour study/computer room located on first floor
        • Heating and AC unit in each room
        • Free laundry facilities located on the first floor, equipped with LaundryView web application (viewing of washer/dryer availability from your room)
        • A furnished lounge with cable TV
    • OFF CAMPUS - Click here for hotel suggestions from Regis University.


On campus parking is available for $3 per day at the campus kiosk or through the mobile app (Regis University will give more details on the app closer to the meeting date).


There are four meal plans available:

  • 9 meal plan (Saturday Dinner - Tuesday Lunch) - $116
  • 8 meal plan (Saturday Dinner - Tuesday Breakfast) - $105
  • 6 meal plan (Sat Dinner - Tue Lunch, no Breakfasts) - $56
  • 5 meal plan (Sat Dinner - Mon Dinner, no Breakfasts) -$45


AGM2018 - Things to Do in Denver

Exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls

AM2018 DeadSeaScrollDuring the time of the CBA Annual Meeting, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science will be hosting an exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls. For further information on the exhibit, see their website:

A version of this exhibit was on display in New York in 2012 and a smaller version in Salt Lake City. Ten scrolls will be on exhibit in July, including one manuscript that is on public display for the first time.

The Museum accessible by car or taxi; it is about a 15 minute drive from Regis University. (It is possible to take public transit by light rail, but the route is not direct and would take considerable time). There is limited free parking.

Tickets can be purchased on the website, and the Museum advises that tickets be purchased well ahead of time, since many days are selling out.

(Photo source: The Denver Post)



AGM2018 - Refund Policy

Eighty-first International Meeting of The Catholic Biblical Association


REFUND POLICY: Refund requests before July 9 are submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

After May 27: 75%
After June 16: 50%
After July 27: 25%
After July 9: 0%

 Please attach a copy of your registration confirmation/receipt to the email refund request.


AGM2018 - Major Presentations

Saturday Evening Panel Discussion 

 "What's Catholic about Catholic Biblical Scholarship"

    • Peter Williamson, Sacred Heart Major Seminary
    • Harry Attridge, Yale University
    • Anathea Portier-Young, Duke Divinity School
    • Pauline Viviano, Loyola University, Chicago
    • Michael Udoekpo, Sacred Heart Seminary

Sunday Evening Presentation

Presidential Address

Eileen Schuller, OSU, McMaster University

 Monday Evening Panel Discusssion

"Raymond Brown's Legacy"

    • Donald Senior, CP, Catholic Theological Union
    • Respondents:
      • Mary C. Boys, Union Theological Seminary
      • Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM, Graduate Theological Union
      • Ronald D. Witherup, Superior General, Priests of St. Sulpice

Tuesday Morning Presentation

"Psalm 77, Or: How to Read Scripture (especially in Hard Times)"

Brent A. Strawn, Emory University

Simultaneous Sessions

Sunday Afternoon

  • "Re-embodying Old Testament Prophecy: Methodology and Case Study"
    Anathea Portier-Young, Duke Divinity School

  • "A New Covenant Jew: A Response to the Radical New Perspective on Paul"
    Brant Pitre, Notre Dame Seminary

Monday Afternoon

  • "Build the Wall! Social Identities, Ambiguity and Border Construction in the Bible's Shephelah Tales"

    Mahri Leonard-Fleckman, Providence College

  • "Universalizing Paul's Thought: Ephesians as a Rewrite of Paul's Letters"
    Gregory Sterling, Yale Divinity School