In 2011, I had the pleasure of serving as Claremont Graduate University’s On-Site Representative for the Society of Biblical Literature. I was the liaison between the university’s members and the guild. For one of our professional development events, we had a pre-Annual Meeting gathering called “What (Not) To Do @SBL/AAR. Dean Tammi Schneider lead us in a discussion on making the most of the annual meeting.
Over the years, a lot of people have approached me here or in-person for notes from that really successful evening. So here are some of the points that came up in conversation. Enjoy!
Richard Newton, PhD is curator of Sowing the Seed and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Elizabethtown College. His scholarship focuses on the anthropology of scriptures.