Call for Participation: 2023 CBA AGM

Conferences & Events,

Dear CBA Member,

The Eighty-fifth International Meeting of The Catholic Biblical Association will be a hybrid-meeting held at Creighton University, July 22-25, 2023 (Saturday-Tuesday). The in-person registration fee which covers
materials, breaks, socials, etc. is estimated at $271.The virtual participation registration fee is estimated
at $100. Registration fees will be finalized in March.

For those wishing to stay on campus, the cost of rooms will be approximately $40 per night for a single
room or $26 per person per night for a double occupancy room. For those staying on campus, there will
be a one-time fee of approximately $10 to cover linens (towels, sheets, pillow, blanket). For those wishing
to stay at a hotel, there are several facilities within a short drive to the CU campus (Hampton Inn & Suites
and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Omaha, to name two).

A basic 9-meal-package (Saturday dinner – Tuesday lunch, including breakfast) will cost approximately $78.
Other meal plan options will be available but pay as you go is not an option. Alternative eating venues are
posted on the CBA website. There is free Wi-Fi available on campus.

Additional details and information on registration will be sent later in the Spring and posted to the CBA
website (

PLEASE NOTE: Given the early date of the meeting, the CBA Office will be sending an email survey
in February to gauge the numbers interested in participating virtually as opposed to those planning
on attending in-person. Your participation in the survey will assist CBA in contracting the appropriate
number of rooms.

Call for Participation

The annual meeting offers the following fora for participation. 

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): 

1' Full name (as it should appear on the program, i.e., no nicknames)
2. Institution
3. Short title for report (no more than 55 characters/spaces)
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 participating in the meeting.  Preference will be given to prompt submissions and consideration will be given
to create a balance between  OT, NT, Deuterocanonical, and related literature. 

Please send proposals to Charles Hughes Huff ( no later than
Friday, March 17, 2023.

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 or to renew an existing Continuing Seminar for this year's meeting, please contact Jaime Waters ( no later than Friday, March 17, 2023.

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. For further guidelines, see the CBA website.
Requests for establishing a new Task Force or renewing an existing one for this year’s meeting should
include the names and institutional affiliations of core members. Please send requests to Mark Ojonugwa Enemali, C.S.Sp. ( no later than Friday, March 17, 2023.

Additional Information

Details of the program will be posted on the CBA web page and published in the CBA Newsletter as they become available. Registration, including on-campus housing and meal plans, will be available on the CBA website as well.
CBA members will receive notification and member candidates will receive an invitation when the registration site
is activated. Exhibitor invitations will be issued separately. 

Archie T. Wright
Executive Director

2023 CBA AGM