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I am announcing a special ISS Annual Meeting, to be held April 11-13, 2024, in Atlanta. It will be a hybrid meeting, with the hope of making possible the broadest level of attendance and participation. A Planning Committee, charged to carry out the organization and facilitation of the Meeting, has been organized.
The 2024 Meeting will be special for several reasons.
First, it is a celebration marker: It is the 25th Anniversary of African Americans and the Bible, the publication of a unique collection of multidisciplinary essays that reflected the results of multiple years of collaborative research as part of a project that modeled a new field of research and scholarship. It was the AFAMBIB Project that inspired the founding of what has become the transdisciplinary scholarly initiative and circle of friends that is ISS, which will mark its 20th year (Theorizing Scriptures).
Second, the 2024 Meeting will be opportunity for the circle of members and friends to consider whether ISS should continue for the next several years. If the collective decision is to continue, there should be clear articulation of what in the world as we experience it is or is potentially compelling about ISS, with strong registration of commitment and resolve on the part of many or enough among us to make the continuation viable and compelling. The decision about such matters will need to be a clear, strong, and collective one.
The 2024 Meeting promises to be exciting and meaningful. I hope you will save the dates and even commit to helping with the financing, the planning, communication, and organizational work–in whatever way that makes sense for you. Stay tuned for more information, including registration, theme, program schedule, hotel venue and stay.
Vincent L. Wimbush
20 February 2023
Must be a current ISS member to register. You can sign up here for your ISS membership (at any level)
General Registration: $100.00
Student Registration: $25.00
Virtual attendance: $0.00 (*registration required)
- Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center for $189 per night
- Book your group rate for Institute for Signifying Scriptures by clicking the link
- Non-smoking King bedding accommodations have been blocked for this group. Please note that all guestrooms are non-smoking.
- For any other requests or inquiries, please enter this information within the appropriate request boxes during the reservations process or call the hotel directly by calling (800) 706-2899 or (404) 838-2100.
- Booking deadline: 03-12-24