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The 86th International Meeting of CBA is being planned as a hybrid meeting (in-person at The Catholic University of America & virtual participation via Zoom) August 3-6,2024. Registration is open to CBA members (Full, Associate, Graduate Students), member candidates, and those invited by the CBA President.

Register early and save $75!
EARLY REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 1st at 11:59 pm EDT.

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE at 11:59 pm EDT 

  • JULY 4th for in-person participation and 
  • JULY 24th for virtual participation.
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Registration is open to CBA members (Full, Associate, Graduate Students), member candidates, and those invited by the CBA President. In addition, in-person registrants may register a companion (e.g., spouse) to purchase a meal plan and/or housing for the companion. You will need to login in order to register. 
  • In-Person
    • Early Registration (until June 1st, 11:59 PM EDT): $150 
    • Registration (June 2 - July 4th, 11:59 PM EDT):  $225 
  • Virtual
    • Early Registration (until June 1st, 11:59 PM EDT): $125 
    • Registration (June 2 - July 4th, 11:59 PM EDT):  $200 

N.B. CBA is subsidizing the registration fees in an effort to reduce the financial burden on members who wish to attend. The actual cost to run the meeting is closer to $273 per person.

Registration Closes:

  • JULY 4 (11:59 EDT) for In-Person Participation

  • JULY 24 (11:59 EDT) for Virtual Participation

Refund Policy

Email your registration confirmation to the CBA Office (cba-office@cua.edu) with a refund request ON OR BEFORE JULY 5th (or July 25th for virtual participant registrations).

  • After May 27: 75%
  • After June 16: 50%
  • After June 27: 25%
  • After July 5: 0% for In-person participant registrations
  • After July 5: 10% for virtual participant registrations
  • After July 25: 0% for virtual participant registrations

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  • Meals will be in Garvey Dining Hall, a residential dining facility that features various concepts including Pure Eats (avoiding gluten and/or other major allergens), Homestyle (carved meats and all your favorite sides), Innovation Kitchen (international cuisine), Rooted (plant forward options), Chopd & Wrapd (artisanal sandwiches and salad bar), Grill (grilled classics), 500 Degrees (pizza), The Nook (self-serve items such as breads, waffles, and more), and Sweet Shoppe (desserts). 
  • There is no pay-as-you-go option.
  • Two meal plans are available
    • 9 meal plan (Sat Dinner - Tue Lunch): $128
    • 6 meal plan (Sat Dinner - Tue Lunch, no breakfast): $102
  • If you arrive early, or if you do not purchase a meal plan, there are many dining options in the CUA - Brookland area.

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On Campus Housing

  • ROOM OPTIONS:
    Sleeping rooms are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis
    • Availability: On campus housing is available only for the nights of Friday, August 2 through Tuesday, August 6 (Wednesday check-out).
    • Locations: Millennium Halls North and South
    • Room Types: Suite Single (11' x 8'); Apartment Single (10' x 8'); and Apartment Double (16' x 11¾')
      • Furnishings include a twin x-long bed frame, twin x-long mattress, dresser, desk, desk chair, and wardrobe/closet per student.  All units include living room furnishings: couch, coffee table, and chairs based on the number of students in the unit.  Kitchen units include stools, full size refrigerator and stove/oven. 
      • One mini-fridge with microwave unit per room in suite-style units only.  Apartment-style units (kitchen included) do not have mini-fridge with microwave units in the bedrooms. 
    • Fees: Single room is $70 per night, plus one time linens fee of $15 (see below). Double room is $53 per night per person, plus one time linens fee of $15. 
      A 15.95% DC room tax has been added to the room fees

Number of
NIGHTS

 SINGLE 

 DOUBLE, per person

    *1 night

$85

$68

    *2 nights

$155

$122

    3 nights

$225

$174

    4 nights

$295

$227

    5 nights

$365

$279

*Neither Friday nor Tuesday nights are available for 1 night or 2 night stays.


  • LINEN PACKAGE: 1 time charge of $15.
    • Pillow
    • Pillowcase
    • Top and bottom sheet
    • Blanket
    • 2 bath towels (no washcloth or hand towel)

Off Campus Housing

The Catholic University of America is located on the Red Line at the Brookland-CUA Metro station. The CUA website contains suggested hotels, sorted by the closest Metro station to those hotels.

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N.B. During the AGM,
the Metro Red Line will be closed
for construction between the
Glenmont and Takoma stations
(including Silver Spring).

Off Campus Housing Options

CBA will be using the following buildings:

  • Pryzbyla Center (Pryz): General Sessions, Simultaneous Sessions,
    Task Forces, Exhibits, Breaks, and Socials
  • McGivney Hall: Research Reports and Continuing Seminars
  • Garvey Hall: Meals
  • Millennium South and North: Housing
  • St. Vincent de Paul Chapel: Liturgies

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On campus parking is available at specific lots after purchasing a permit from CUA's Office of Transportation and Parking Services.

Fee: $10 per day

At the time of purchasing the permit, have ready the make, model, color, and license plate number of your vehicle. CUA uses an License Plate Regulation (LPR) based parking system for permitting and enforcing all vehicles parked on campus.

Guest Parking Map
Order Parking Permit

At the time of registration, all participants are encouraged to select the Continuing Seminar / Task Force that interests them. While registrants are not committed to their selection, the registrations assists in the planning for room size and other meeting materials. 

Conveners will receive a roster of those who have registered for their seminar or task force.

Exhibitor Invitation

  • Location
    • Exhibits will be in Great Hall A on the 3rd floor the Pryzbyla Center (Pryz).
      Coffee breaks also will be in Great Hall A.
    • General Sessions will be in the adjoining Great Hall B.
  • Exhibit Hours

 

Set up Saturday:

  8:30 am –   1:00 pm

 

    Saturday:

 

  2:00 pm –  6:00 pm

 

    Sunday:

 

  8:30 am –  6:00 pm

 

    Monday:

 

  8:30 am –  6:00 pm

 

    Tuesday:

 

  8:30 am – 10:00 am

 

Tear down Tuesday:

 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Fees
    • Registration fee is $200 and includes one 6'x2' table, UNdraped.
      N.B. Exhibitor representatives who also are CBA FULL Members should register first as a member, then request a promo code from the CBA Office (cba-office@cua.edu) which will deduct $150 (member registration fee) from the Exhibitor registration.
    • A limited number of additional tables may be reserved at $25 each.
    • In order to make participation more affordable, CBA is underwriting some of the cost. The actual cost is closer to $273.

  • Refund Policy: Email your registration confirmation to the CBA Office (cba-office@cua.edu) with a refund request ON OR BEFORE JULY 5.
    • After May 27: 75%
    • After June 16: 50%
    • After June 27: 25%
    • After July 5: 0%

 EXHIBITOR FACT SHEET

 EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • Participants are invited to attend as many sessions as possible.
  • The Meeting Schedule is the starting point for the virtual program.
    From the Schedule, you may click on the links to view more information on the Task Forces, Continuing Seminars, and Research Reports.

  • Zoom links will be posted to each of these pages. At that point, only those who have registered for the meeting will have access to those pages. Once the program and abstract booklets are completed, links to download the pdf versions will be posted to the website.

  • Update the Zoom application prior to the event (current version is 6.0.0.).

N.B. the Metro Red Line will be closed for construction between the Glenmont and Takoma stations (including Silver Spring) during the AGM.

All registrants must agree to adhere to the CBA Event Policies.

All participants are expected to behave in accordance with norms for participation in academic conferences, and in particular are asked to note the following:

  • Most sessions are offered in a hybrid format, meaning that some presenters will participate virtually while others will be in-person. Participants are asked to be mindful to include both their in-person and virtual colleagues in conversation. 
  • Presenters should arrive to the meeting space in-person or virtually join the session at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the session to connect with the session chair.
  • We ask that in-person presenters who desire to use visual aids (e.g., Powerpoints, digital handouts) store their media online (e.g., google drive, email) so they might access them quickly for their presentation. Some users of Mac M1 laptops have reported issues connecting to Creighton University’s classroom media stations.
  • In-person participants are invited to engage with the presentations during the open discussion by physically raising their hands, while virtual participants are invited to use Zoom’s chat or ‘raised hand’ feature to engage with the presentations. Session chairs will call on interlocutors, as time allows. Inappropriate comments or behavior will lead to immediate removal from the conference.
  • All sessions will have a technical assistant in or immediately adjacent to their meeting space to help with technical concerns and the flow of the session. Additional technical assistance is available by email at cbatechhelp@gmail.com
  • Participants are expected to attend as many sessions as possible. 
  • Update the Zoom application prior to the event (current version is 6.0.0.).
  • RECORDING: All sessions will be recorded for archival purposes, and some will be shared on the CBA website and social media sites. By agreeing to attend the virtual, you grant permission to CBA to record and broadcast your likeness.

 

CBA Professional Conduct Policy

Harassment of the Catholic Biblical Association (CBA) and its employees, members, or volunteers and other individuals attending (“attendee”) CBA operated, sponsored and/or affiliated events on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or other basis, including sexual harassment (as defined and protected by applicable law) is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment has been defined generally as including unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature whenever: (1) submission to the conduct is either an explicit or implicit term or condition of employment; (2) an individual's reaction to the conduct is used as a basis for employment decisions affecting that individual; (3) the conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with the individual's work performance; or (4) the conduct has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.


No employee, member, volunteer, or attendee should be subjected to sexual harassment or unsolicited and unwelcome sexual overtures, nor should any employee, member, volunteer, or attendee be led to believe that any benefit will in any way depend upon “cooperation” of a sexual nature.

Sexual harassment is not limited to demands for sexual favors. It also may include such actions as: (1) sex-oriented verbal “kidding,” “teasing,” or jokes; (2) repeated offensive sexual flirtations, advances, or propositions; (3) continued or repeated verbal abuse of a sexual nature; (4) graphic or degrading comments about an individual or his or her appearance; (5) the display of sexually suggestive objects or pictures; (6) subtle pressure for sexual activity; and (7) inappropriate physical contact.

Sexual harassment does not refer to occasional compliments of a socially acceptable nature or consensual personal and social relationships without a discriminatory employment effect. It refers to behavior that is not welcome and that is personally intimidating, hostile, offensive.

 

Other Unlawful Harassment or Conduct

Harassment on any grounds is prohibited.

Scope of Policy

This policy prohibiting harassment, whether sexual or of another nature, is not limited to relationships between and among employees, members and volunteers, but also extends to interaction with attendees and vendors. No officer, director, members, or other volunteer shall subject any employee, member, volunteer, attendee, or vendor to sexual or other harassment of any nature, including that conduct described above. Any forms of harassment as described in this policy are reportable immediately to the CBA Executive Director or the Chair of the Executive Committee.

CBA will fully investigate all complaints and will maintain confidentiality to the extent possible. Anyone who is found to have engaged in harassment will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, which may include the following: (1) a written reprimand or censure; (2) a request for resignation; (3) removal of such person from the individual’s position within CBA; or (4) termination of the individual’s membership, employment, engagement, and/or participation in current and/or future CBA operated, sponsored and/or affiliated events. No individual will be retaliated against for making a complaint or assisting with the investigation of a complaint.

Procedure for Investigation and Determination

Any person who has experienced a serious harassment or any physical assault should contact law enforcement officials immediately. Any person who desires to report a possible violation of the CBA Professional Conduct Policy at an CBA sanctioned event should promptly contact the CBA Executive Director or the Chair of the Executive Board. CBA has established Professional Conduct Investigation Procedures that provide guidelines for gathering information, maintaining confidentiality to the extent possible, reaching an initial determination, allowing for an appeal, and determining disciplinary action. An investigation may not be conducted without the consent and participation of the alleged victim.

PLEASE NOTE: After in-person registration closes at 11:59 pm EDT on July 4th, 
 on campus housing and meal plans no longer will be available.

Refund Policy

Email your registration confirmation to the CBA Office (cba-office@cua.edu) with a refund request ON OR BEFORE JULY 5th (or July 25th for virtual participant registrations).

  • After May 27: 75%
  • After June 16: 50%
  • After June 27: 25%
  • After July 5: 0% for In-person participant registrations
  • After July 5: 10% for virtual participant registrations
  • After July 25: 0% for virtual participant registrations