AM2018 - Call for Participation


The Eighty-first International Meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association will be held at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, July 28-31, 2018 (Saturday-Tuesday). For those wishing to stay on campus the cost of rooms will be $37-$61 per night for a single apartment/suite dorm room or $33-$50 per night for a double occupancy apartment/suite dorm room. For those staying on campus, there will be a one-time fee of $15 to cover linens and sundries (towels, sheets, pillow, blanket, soap, cup). Campus apartment/suite rooms are available at the same rate for those wishing to arrive early (Thursday or Friday) or stay-over Tuesday night, departing on Wednesday. A basic 9 meal package (Saturday dinner – Tuesday lunch, including breakfast) will cost approximately $95. Other meal options will be available. The registration fee which covers materials, breaks, socials, etc. is estimated at $127. There is free Wi-Fi available on campus. For those wishing to stay at a hotel, there are several options suggested on the Regis University website. Additional details and information on registration will be sent later and posted to the CBA website (

All dues paying Full Members willing to present Research Reports and/or establish Continuing Seminars or Round Tables are requested to submit an application no later than Friday, March 9, 2018 to:

Research Reports

Research Reports are allotted 40 minutes, which includes 10 minutes for discussion. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals to present, and have critiqued, work recently published or still in progress. Submit the following information in the body of an email (not as an attachment) to Karina Hogan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):

  1. Full name (as it should appear on the program, i.e., no nick-names),
  2. Institution,
  3. Short title for report - no more than 55 characters
  4. Abstract - no more than 100 words (following the conventions of CBQ)

If the paper is accepted for the program, the summary will be included in the booklet for distribution to those attending the 2018 meeting. Preference will be given to prompt submissions and consideration will be given to create a balance between OT and NT presentations. 

Continuing Seminars

A Continuing Seminar is so called because it 'continues' to convene on each day of the meeting. A Continuing Seminar may be established for one year or may continue for additional years. It is also possible for a Continuing Seminar to develop into a Task Force (see below).

Seminars are normally convened by one or two individuals who arrange to have paper presenters or provide other materials for discussion. CBA members will be invited to register for a Continuing Seminar of their choice through the CBA website at a later date. Materials that will be used for that year's Continuing Seminar (such as papers, bibliographies, and outlines) will be made available through the CBA website or by some other means to those members who have signed up for the seminar.

If you desire to establish a Continuing Seminar for this year's meeting, please contact Toan Do by e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Task Forces

A Task Force has a group of core members who are committed to meeting for at least five years in order to pursue a common long-term goal which may or may not include a publication. The Task Force leader(s) may circulate papers or other materials before the meeting. Please notify Todd Hanneken by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you wish to establish a new Task Force or continue one from last year. You will need to provide him with the names and institutional affiliations of your core members for the 2018 meeting.

Round Tables

Round Tables meet during the Research Reports both on Sunday and Monday afternoons. The Round Table is an opportunity to explore an important topic, issue, new form of criticism, or even a particularly important new scholarly work. Ideally it would be led by two members of the association, and would meet for one year. However, if sufficient interest is manifest it may be proposed as a Continuing Seminar in the following year. Examples of appropriate topics would be: “Reflection on the Vocation of a Biblical Scholar” or “The Translating Alterity Project of the Nida Institute.”

The Round Table will not involve a presentation taking more than a third of the time allotted. It is important that the session involve serious give and take of discussion.

The purposes of this format include:

If you wish to propose a Round Table for this year please send a short proposal to Karina Hogan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Accepted proposals and their conveners will be listed in the program of the Annual General Meeting.

N.B. The deadline for proposals for Research Reports and Round Tables, as well as any new Continuing Seminars or Task Forces is Friday, March 9, 2018.

Additional Information: