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 quickly approaching, so make your plans to attend!  Registration is now open (see “Registration” tab for link).  We are offering a Friday night buffet meal ticket that will include a no host bar.  Join us for a meal together before the Presidential Address at 8 pm.

Information about housing at the Crowne Plaza, our conference hotel, is available under the “Annual Meeting” tab.  Make your reservations early.  A free shuttle will be available between the Crowne Plaza and Marylhurst University.

A Preliminary Program (subject to change) has also been posted (see “Preliminary Program” tab).

Under the “Awards” tab you will find information about the Region’s Student Paper Competition for undergraduates and graduate students.  Instructions for the SBL Regional Scholar Award can also be found here.

On a sad note, Roger Anderson, regionally elected coordinator representing ASOR and member of the Executive Committee, died unexpectedly last October.  There is more information about him under the “In Memoriam” tab.

Regional Authors
We are highlighting the publications of our members in the Pacific Northwest Region on our website.  If you would like your book included, send the information directly to me (bassa@gonzaga.edu).

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