2023 AGM Registration Invitation

Conferences & Events,

Dear CBA Member:
The Eighty-Fifth International Meeting of The Catholic Biblical Association will be held as a hybrid meeting, in-person at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and virtually via Zoom, July 22-25, 2023 (Saturday-Tuesday). 

Registration is open now at this link: https://www.catholicbiblical.org/meetings/2023-agm/registerYou 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 “Forgot Password?” link on the login form. For detailed instructions on how to reset your password, click here.

  • Onsite/In-Person Participation
    • The registration fee is $150 until June 1 (from June 2 - July 1, 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 $125 until June 1 (from June 2 - July 14, 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.
  •  REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 1st for In-Person participation and JULY 14th for Virtual participation.
  • In an effort to reduce the financial burden on members who wish to attend, CBA is subsidizing the registration fees. The actual cost to run the meeting is closer to $270 per registrant.
  • All registrants are required to read and adhere to CBA's Professional Conduct Policy and Virtual Meeting Protocol, including the agreement to have your likeness recorded (applies to both in-person and virtual participation).  
  • For detailed instructions on how to register, click here

Email your registration confirmation to the CBA Office (cba-office@cua.edu) 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%
• After July 1: 10% (virtual participation registration only)
• After July 14: 0% (virtual participation registration)


  • 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.
  • 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. Please note that there are no refunds for meals not taken.
  • 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 22 through Monday, July 25 (check out on Tuesday).
      • A very limited number of rooms are available four-nights stay (Friday, July 21-Monday, July 25).
      • Stay over on the night of Tuesday, July 26 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.


The meeting schedule is posted on the 2023 AGM Event website. From the Schedule, you may click on the links to view more information on the website for Major PresentationsTask 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.

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 Central 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 two 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
  • The New Feminist Biblical Criticism
    Carol J. Dempsey, O.P., University of Portland
    Sarah E. Kohles, O.S.F., Briar Cliff University
    Eloise M. Rosenblatt, R.S.M., Independent Scholar

Continuing Seminars
 Seven 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 Theology and Ministry
    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
  • Paul's Letters
    Convener: Timothy Milinovich, Dominican University     
  • The Earliest Christian Writings
    Convener: Timothy B. Sailors, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
  • Isaiah and the Twelve
    Co-conveners: Joachim Markus Eck, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
    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 form as an email attachment to Felix Just, S.J. at fjust2000@yahoo.com no later than July 1, 2023.

Archie Wright
Executive Director