Welcome to the official website of the Pacific Northwest Region of the AAR/SBL & ASOR

Annual Meeting at Marylhurst University, March 27-29, 2015
Our Annual Meeting is only a few days away.  Registration is still open (see “Registration” tab for link).  Meal tickets are sold out.

Parking is free everywhere on campus unless it is marked “Reserved.”  A map is also available on our website, along with driving directions and other pertinent information: http://pnw-aarsbl.org/marylhurst-university-conference-information/

You can pick up your program and name tag at Registration in the lobby of Clark Commons (Building B on the map).  Registration opens at noon on Friday and again on Saturday morning.

Wi-Fi is available at no charge on campus.  No password is necessary.

Shuttle to and from the Crowne Plaza
If you are staying at the Crowne Plaza and need transportation to and from campus, a shuttle will be available on a limited basis.  Details will be available to you when you register at the hotel.  The tentative shuttle schedule is as follows:

Friday shuttle to Marylhurst leaves the hotel at 1:00 pm
Friday shuttle to hotel from Marylhurst leaves campus at 9:45 pm

Saturday shuttle to Marylhurst leaves the hotel at 7:30 am
Saturday shuttle to hotel from Marylhurst leaves campus at 9:45 pm

Sunday shuttle to Marylhurst leaves the hotel at 7:30 am
Sunday shuttle to hotel from Marylhurst leaves campus at 12:00 pm

We are meeting during Marylhurst’s spring break.  There are no food services open on campus nor is the campus within walking distance of restaurants, so please plan accordingly.  We do offer some snacks during breaks, but these are minimal.  Marylhurst has free filtered water machines that offer room temp water, cold water, and hot water.  And, of course, there will be coffee, tea and water available at all of the breaks.


Friday afternoon:
Joint Panel for Religion & Society and History of Christianity, Room BP John 303
3:00-3:30              Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen, Pacific Lutheran University         (ihssenbl@plu.edu)
“’Waiting to See and Know’: Disgust, Fear and Indifference in The Miracles of St. Artermios

Saturday Afternoon:
Study of Islam, Room BP John 304
2:00-5:00 pm        Film Screening and Discussion: The Visitor (directed by Thomas McCarthy, 2007)

Sunday Morning:
Hebrew Bible, Room BP John 302
11:30-12:00         Kyle Parsons, Trinity Western University (kyle.parsons@twu.ca)
“A Sanctuary in Time: Genesis 1 was Added as a Countermemory by the Holiness Group”

Social Media

You will find links to our Facebook Page and LinkedIn Group under the “Links” tab.  Feel free to post announcements or begin discussions on these sites.  There is also a link to the Facebook Page for Student Members of the AAR.

If you are interested in starting a Program Unit, send proposals for a Special Topics session to the Executive Committee.

If you would like to volunteer or have suggestions for the Region, feel free to contact me or any of the Executive Committee.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who make our Region such a success!!


Ardy Bass
Executive Secretary
PNW Region