14th Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest
San Francisco, CA | November 18 - 20, 2011
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Join us this November in San Francisco for our most popular yearly event: the 14th annual Bible & Archaeology Fest! This year marks the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, and we’ll bring you the experts who will illuminate the famous Bible translation as well as a wide variety of other exciting topics and latest research. As always, Bible & Archaeology Fest will feature a lively Q&A session with two eminent and engaging panelists moderated by BAR editor Hershel Shanks.
Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to enhance your knowledge of Biblical scholarship and archaeology while experiencing one of America’s most magical cities!
If you are unable to fill out this registration form, please contact the Travel/Study department at 1-800-221-4644 ext.208
Full program price includes all lectures, Saturday evening banquet, daily continental breakfasts and coffee breaks as well as continuing education units. Full payment is due upon registration.
This year’s speakers include new, rising stars in the fields of Biblical archaeology and scholarship, as well as some of BAS’s most popular speakers. These experts will be coming together to present you with their exciting research and discoveries in Biblical scholarship and archaeology. You will have the opportunity to interact directly with the experts themselves and be among the very first to hear about their findings.
Our programs always feature top scholars both from North America and from around the world. Explore the unparalleled credentials of our distinguished scholars, and let their enthusiasm for the Bible and archaeology inspire you. Visit the Scholars page for detailed biographies of our lecturers from past programs, abstracts of their lecture topics, and articles and books they have published on the Bible and archaeology.
The daily program schedule will be updated as new information is available.
Download Daily Schedule (PDF)
Our program will be held this year in San Francisco—the beautiful and famous “City by the Bay.” One of the world’s most popular international destinations, this historic Californian city is a part of what makes America so special. Famous for its beautiful scenery and landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and Alcatraz Island, San Francisco also boasts exquisite Victorian architecture, diverse historic neighborhoods and world-class shopping, restaurants and theater. It has been voted the #1 city to visit in the United States by both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel and Leisure.
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Exclusive discounted room rate for B.A.S. Bible and Archaeology Fest participants: $149.00/night
For reservations, please call 1-800-424-8292*
*Don’t forget to mention that you are booking for the BAS Bible Fest 2011 event in order to receive your special rate!
You can also make your reservations online by booking online at: www.bib-arch.org/hilton
Commanding sweeping views of the majestic San Francisco Bay, the Hilton San Francisco Financial District is located between the landmark sites of the Hilton San Francisco Financial District and neighboring Portsmouth Plaza. Portsmouth Plaza dates back to the mid-19th century, before the formal formation of the city. The Plaza was the center of activity for early San Francisco settlers—it saw the erection of the first public schoolhouse, post office, and city hall as well as the announcement of the gold discovery that heralded the gold rush as well as the notification of California statehood.
The site of the Hilton, meanwhile, progressively transformed from a humble potato patch into a celebrated theater, scandal-ridden City Hall, and imposing Hall of Justice. Today, the Hilton San Francisco Financial District soars proudly into the city skyline, an iconic image marking the junction between the modern-day bustle of the Financial District and the historical import of Portsmouth Plaza.
The recently renovated downtown Hilton Hotel raises the bar on luxury lodging. You will experience spacious, amenity-rich guestrooms and suites, first-rate service, and upscale extras for the utmost in comfort. A luxurious full-service spa, 24-hour fitness and business centers and access to the city’s most famous eateries are just a few of the benefits offered by this deluxe property. Complimentary in-room internet is provided to B.A.S. Bible and Archaeology Fest participants.
Past Participant Testimonials
Matching the quality of the teaching at our yearly Bible and Archaeology Fest seminars is the high level of interest on the part of our participants. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds with a wide range of knowledge and delight in the company of their fellow participants—people who share their love of the Bible and archaeology.
Bible & Archaeology Fest XIII question and answer session with Sidnie White Crawford, Hershel Shanks and Jodi Magness.
Bible & Archaeology Fest XIII attendees smile while listening to a lecture.
James Charlesworth lectures at Bible & Archaeology Fest XIII.
For complete details on this exciting opportunity, please contact the Travel/Study Department at 1.800.221.4644 x 208.
Biblical Archaeology Society Travel/Study Programs
4710 41st Street NW
Washington, DC 20016-1700
Toll free: 1-800-221-4644 ext.208
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