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85th International Meeting - 2023

85th International Meeting - 2023

Open to Full and Associate members and those invited by the CBA President.

Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 7:00 PM (CDT) to Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

Event Details

 Campus     Meeting Schedule


  • The meeting will be hybrid (in-person and virtual via Zoom).
  • Members and member candidates need to login before registering.
  • Exhbitor invitations will be sent late in late Spring.
  • Advance registration ends at 11:59 pm EDT on June 1.

  • REGISTRATION CLOSES at 11:59 pm EDT on

    • JULY 1 for In-Person

    • JULY 14 for Virtual

   Registration Instructions

  • In-Person Registration: $150* 
    (From 6/2/23 - 7/1/23 a $75 late fee will be assessed.)
  • Virtual Registration: $125* 
    (From 6/2/23 - 7/14/23 a $75 late fee will be assessed.)

*CBA is subsidizing the registration fees. The actual cost is $271.

On Campus 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 Saturday, July 22 - Monday, July 24 (check-out on Tuesday, July 15). 
  • Fees: Single room is $40 per night, plus one-time linens fee of $10. Double room is $26 per person per night, plus one time linens fee of $10.

  Number of


per person

    1 night



    2 nights



    3 nights



    *4 nights



*Four nights’ accommodation (Friday, July 21 - Monday, July 24) are very limited. Rooms ARE NOT available on the night of Tuesday, July 25.

  • Linen Package:

  • Flat sheets (2)
  • Pillowcase
  • Pillow
  • Blanket
  • 1 bath towel
  • 1 hand towel
  • 1 face cloth
  • Locations:  For more information on the residence hall, click on the building name.
    • McGloin Hall: Primary residence hall for CBA. Each suite has two bedrooms sharing a living room and bathroom. 
    • Davis Square: Overflow residence hall for CBA.

Off Campus Options

There are a number of hotels within a mile radius of Creighton’s campus. For options, see Creighton’s website (
N.B. The Hyatt Downtown Old Market no longer offers a shuttle to the Creighton campus.

  • Location: The CBA meals will be taken in the Brandeis Dining Hall.
  • Those purchasing a meal plan will receive a meal ticket indicating the number of meals purchased.
  • The first meal is dinner on Saturday, July 22nd
  • À la carte (pay-as-you-go) is not an option.

  Meal Plan


  9 meals (Saturday dinner - Tuesday lunch)


  8 meals (Saturday dinner - Tuesday breakfast)


  7 meals (Saturay dinner - Monday dinner)


  6 meals (Saturday dinner - Tuesday lunch, no breakfast


  5 meals (Saturday dinner - Monday dinner, no breakfast)


  • There also are some dining options in the area.


Exhibits will be in the Ballroom of the Harper Center (#1 on the map below). The room is secure. Coffee breaks also will be in the Ballroom and all sessions will be held within the Harper Center. 


Exhibit Schedule

  Set up Saturday:

  8:30 am –   1:00 pm



  2:00 pm –  6:00 pm



  8:30 am –  6:00 pm



  8:30 am –  6:00 pm



  8:30 am – 10:00 am

  Tear down Tuesday:

 10:00 am - 12:00 pm



  • Registration: The Exhibitor registration fee is $200 and includes one 8 ft. draped table – with additional tables (maximum of 3, for a total of 4) being available for $25 each.
  • N.B. A vendor representative who also is a member of CBA needs to register for the meeting as a member first, then contact the CBA Office ( for a discount code for $150 off from the exhibitor registration.
  • Meals, Housing, and Parking are separate fees. Click on the tabs above for more information.

Exhibitor Registration Process

  • If you are interested in participating this year, you may login and register.
  • If you do not remember your password, or you do not have an active account with CBA please contact the CBA Office (
  • The 2023 annual general meeting registration is open until midnight July 1, 2023. THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE REGISTRATION.
  • For detailed registration instructions [CLICK HERE]

Email your registration confirmation to the CBA Office ( with a refund request ON OR BEFORE JULY 1.

  • After May 27: 75%
  • After June 16: 50%
  • After June 27: 25%
  • After July 1: 0%

Email your registration confirmation to the CBA Office ( with a refund request ON OR BEFORE JULY 14.

  • After May 27: 75%
  • After June 16: 50%
  • After June 27: 25%
  • After July 1:    10%
  • After July 14:   0%

Those attending the Conference must agree to adhere to the following:

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

  • 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. 
  • Participants are expected to attend as many sessions as possible.
  • Update the Zoom application prior to the event (current version is 5.13).
  • Recording: All sessions will be recorded for archival purposes and some will be shared on the CBA website. By agreeing to attend the meeting (virtually, or in person) you grant permission to CBA to record and broadcast your likeness.

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

Harrassment 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.

For More Information:

CBA Office

  See who's registered

    Meeting Schedule    

N.B. Meeting Schedule times are Central.