2024 AGM - Call for Participation

Announcements, Conferences & Events,

Dear CBA Member,

The Eighty-Sixth International Meeting of The Catholic Biblical Association will be a hybrid meeting held in Washington, DC at The Catholic University of America, August 3-6, 2024 (Saturday-Tuesday). The in-person registration fee which covers materials, breaks, socials, etc. is estimated at $265. The virtual participation registration fee is estimated at $150. Registration fees will be finalized in March.

For those wishing to stay on campus, the cost of rooms will be approximately $70 per night for a single room or $53 per person per night for a double occupancy room (room rates include 15.95% DC room tax). For those staying on campus, there also will be a one-time fee of approximately $15 to cover linens (towels, sheets, pillow). For those wishing to stay at a hotel, there are several facilities listed on the CUA website close to the DC metro and/or within a short drive to the CUA campus.

A basic 9-meal-package (Saturday dinner – Tuesday lunch) will cost approximately $120. Other meal plan options will be available. Alternative eating venues will be 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 (https://www.catholicbiblical.org/meetings/2024-agm).

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 active Full Members to present  work recently published or still in progress for discussion and feedback. 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 (chugheshuff@shsst.edu) no later than Friday, March 1, 2024.

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 Najeeb Haddad (nhaddad@ndm.edu) no later than Friday, March 15, 2024. 

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. (enemalimark@gmail.com) no later than Friday, March 15, 2024.

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