BAR 27:02, Mar/Apr 2001
First Person: Opryland = Orlando2
A host of problems plague SBLs Annual Meeting
How could they do it? No one ever thought that the organizers of the joint Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and the American Academy of Religion (AAR) could surpass the 1998 Disney World meeting in Orlando, Florida, for confusion and inconvenience.a But they did it. Someone aptly described the AAR/SBL meeting this past November at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville as Orlando squared.
I missed half the papers I wanted to attend because I couldnt find the meeting rooms. When I did find them, I was often too late. Many chairpersons opened sessions with congratulations to the audience for having found its way there.