15th Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest
Chicago, IL | November 16 - 18, 2012
This November, join us in one of America’s most exciting and historic cities for the 15th annual BAS Bible and Archaeology Fest. This year in Chicago, we are bringing together over 20 of the most prominent scholars in the field of Biblical studies and archaeology to present the most up-to-date research and discuss the most recent, exciting discoveries in the field. We can’t wait to share the most exciting developments in Biblical research with you. You’ll hear it here first, so please don’t miss it!
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.
|Early Bird Registration - before or on October 16||$475|
|After October 16||$575|
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.
|Rami Arav||University of Nebraska, Omaha|
|James Charlesworth**||Princeton Theological Seminary|
|April DeConick||Rice University|
|Robert Deutsch||Tel Aviv University|
|William Dever**||Lycoming College|
|Bart Ehrman||University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill|
|J. Harold Ellens||University of Michigan|
|Mark Fairchild||University in New Testament Studies|
|Aaron Gale||West Virginia University|
|Yosef Garfinkel||The Hebrew University of Jerusalem|
|Mark Goodacre||Duke University in North Carolina|
|Richard Hess||Denver Seminary|
|James Hoffmeier||Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL|
|Jodi Magness||University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill|
|Beth Alpert Nakhai||Arizona Center for Judaic Studies|
|Bezalel Porten||Hebrew University of Jerusalem|
|Dan Schowalter||Carthage College|
|James Tabor||University of North Carolina at Charlotte|
|David Ussishkin*||University of Nebraska, Omaha|
|Mark Wilson||Asia Minor Research Center|
|Ben Witherington, III||Asbury Theological Seminary|
|Bruce Zuckerman||University of Southern California|
Plenary Session Speaker
** Q&A Panelists
The daily program schedule will be updated as new information is available.
Download Daily Schedule (PDF)
Speakers and lecture schedule are subject to change without notice.
LocationDoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Magnificent Mile
300 E. Ohio Street
Hotel rate: $159.00/night
Click here to make your hotel reservation.
If you prefer to make your reservations by phone, please call 1-800-222-8733 and ask for the special “BAS Bible Fest 2012” rate.
Chicago Tourism Information
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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.
Terms and Conditions
PAYMENT: $100 deposit (payable by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) must be sent with the completed registration form. Balance is due by October 16, 2012.
FEE INCLUDES: All lectures, plenary session, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, banquet and Continuing Education Units.
FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Transportation to and from Chicago, Illinois, accommodations, meals (except where stated) and items of a strictly personal nature, such as phone and liquor.
REFUND POLICY: If registration is cancelled up to five business days prior to the start of the program, you will receive the full refund less $75 per person for administrative costs. If less than five business days, there will be no refund. Cancellation requests must be in writing.
For complete details on this exciting opportunity, please contact the Travel/Study Department at 1.800.221.4644 x 216.Biblical Archaeology Society Travel/Study Programs
4710 41st Street NW
Washington, DC 20016-1700
Toll free: 1-800-221-4644 ext.216