2022 AGM Registration Open

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Dear CBA Member:

The Eighty-fourth International Meeting of The Catholic Biblical Association will be held as a hybrid, in-person at Santa Clara University, California and virtually via Zoom, July 30 – August 2, 2022 (Saturday-Tuesday). This event is not a program of Santa Clara University.

Registration is open now at this link:
REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 4th for In-Person participation and JULY 24 for Virtual participation.

You will need to login to the CBA website to access the registration site. If you have forgotten your password, you may request a password reset link be sent to your email address by clicking on the “Reset Password” link on the login form. For detailed instructions on how to reset your password, click here.

  • Onsite/In-Person Participation
    • COVID-19 Precautions
      • SCU requires that all those on campus have proof of being vaccinated against COVID-19 and have a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to arrival.
      • Currently, SCU requires masks to be worn in meeting rooms, subject to change.
      • For complete COVID-19 protocols, click here.
    • The registration fee is $150 until June 1 (from June 2 - July 4, a $75 late fee will be added to the registration fee). Housing and Meals plans are separate fees, see below.
  • Virtual Participation
    • The registration fee is $75 until June 1 (from June 2 - July 24, a $75 late fee will be added to the registration fee).
    • Those registered for virtual participation will have access to Zoom links for all sessions.
  • In an effort to reduce the financial burden on members who wish to attend, CBA is subsidizing the registration fees. The actual cost for in-person is closer to $275 (facility fees, a/v, golf carts, socials, and coffee breaks) and the actual cost for virtual is closer to $95 (facility fees and a/v).
  • For detailed instructions on how to register, click here.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Now that CBA has adopted a policy, all participants (In-Person and Virtual) will need indicate that they have read and agree to adhere to the CBA Professional Conduct Policy (tinyurl.com/52d9ydhs).

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%


  • Fees: For fees and complete information on meal plans and housing, click here.
  • When registering, the meal plans and housing options are only available to those who have selected “In-Person” registration.
  • Housing: There is limited onsite housing offered on a first come, first served basis.
    • There are two room occupancy options:
      • Single Occupancy (1 bed, 1 linen package)
      • Double Occupancy (2 beds per room. Fee includes 1 bed, 1 linen package. Name of roommate is optional but cannot be guaranteed).
    • Each of the two options are available for the nights of Saturday, July 30 through Monday, August 2 (check out on Tuesday).
      • A very limited number of rooms are available four nights stay (Friday, July 29-Monday, August 2).
      • Stay over on the night of Tuesday, August 2nd is not an option.
    • When registering, click on the plus sign to the left of your room occupancy choice, then check the box next to the number of nights that you plan to stay.
  • Meal Plans: As in past years, 5 meal plan options are being offered. When registering, click on the plus sign to the left of Meal Plans, then check the box next to the meal plan of your choice.


Schedule: The meeting schedule is posted on the CBA event website (https://www.catholicbiblical.org/meetings/84th-international-meeting). From the schedule, you may click on the links to view more information on the Task Forces, Continuing Seminars, and Research Reports (The Research Reports page is in progress). 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.

Registrants are encouraged to also sign up for a Task Force or Continuing Seminar. Since Continuing Seminars and Task Forces are scheduled at the same time, those who sign up for a Task Force should not sign up for a Continuing Seminar and vice versa. For over 50 years, these elements have been an integral part of CBA annual general meetings, permitting members to focus on a topic over the course of days and years.

When registering, select only one from either the Task Forces or the Continuing Seminars since these sessions run simultaneously (Sunday – Tuesday, 8:45 – 10:45 am Pacific Daylight-Saving Time). If you are not ready to commit to one at the time of registration, you may come back and sign up at a later date. The Continuing Seminars and Task Force options will remain locked until you commit to either an In-Person or Virtual registration.

Task Forces
There will be three Task Forces this year, as follows:

  • Addressing Representations of Jews and Judaism in Catholic Exegesis, Homiletics, and Catechesis
    Co-conveners: Chris Seeman, Walsh University
    Ximena DeBroeck, Saint Mary’s Seminary and University
  • God in the Synoptic Gospels
    Co-conveners: Séamus G. O’Connell, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth
    Brigid Curtin Frein, University of Scranton
  • Feminist Biblical Hermeneutics
    Sheila E. McGinn, John Carroll University
Continuing Seminars
Eight Continuing Seminars are offered this year:
  • Divinity in Ancient Israel
    Co-conveners: Mahri Leonard-Fleckman, College of the Holy Cross
    Andrew Davis, Boston College School of Ministry & Theology
    Garrett Galvin, O.F.M., Franciscan School of Theology
  • Hebrew Poetry
    Co-conveners: Joseph E. Jensen, Georgetown University
    Pauline A. Viviano, Loyola University, Chicago
  • The Deuterocanonical Books
    Co-conveners: Vincent Skemp, St. Catherine University
    Francis Macatangay, University of St. Thomas in Houston
  • The Gospel and Letters of John
    Co-conveners: Peter Judge, Winthrop University
    Mark A. Matson, Milligan College
  • Methodology and Memory Research in Jesus Studies
    Co-conveners: Rafael Rodriguez, Johnson University
    Brant J. Pitre, Augustine Institute
  • Paul and Method
    Convener: Timothy Milinovich, Dominican University     
  • The Earliest Christian Writings: Texts and Traditions from the First and Second Century
    Convener: Timothy B. Sailors, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
  • Isaiah and the Twelve: Theophanies 
    Co-conveners: Joachim Markus Eck, University of Bonn, Katholisch Theologische Fakultät
    Richard J. Bautch, St. Edward's University
  • All who are interested in volunteering for our liturgical services (singers, readers, greeters, etc.) please click on the Volunteer form, download, and select the options you are interested in.
  • Email the areas in which you would like to serve as an email attachment to Felix Just, S.J. at fjust2000@yahoo.com no later than July 1, 2022.

Archie Wright
Executive Director