22nd Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest

November 22 - 24, 2019
San Diego, California

- Dr. Mark Goodacre, Duke University, Plenary Speaker

FEST starts today! Day rates available. REGISTER HERE!

The Biblical Archaeology Society is delighted to host its 22nd annual Bible and Archaeology Fest program in the beautiful city of San Diego, CA. Join us this fall as we convene with over 20 leading scholars from around the world to hear their latest research in the field of Biblical archaeology and scholarship. This is our largest and most popular, once-a-year seminar series designed specifically for the interested lay person and caters to a wide variety of intellectual interests.

Concurrent sessions over two and a half days will cover topics from the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and the latest archaeological discoveries pertaining to the world of the Bible.

For over 20 years, the Biblical Archaeology Society is proud to be the only organization bringing current Biblical research to the public straight from the scholars who are at the forefront of their fields.

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Mark Goodacre

Duke University

Plenary Speaker

Yuval Gadot

Tel Aviv University


Joe Uziel

Israel Antiquities Authority


James Charlesworth

Princeton Theological Seminary

Agnes Choi

Pacific Lutheran University

Cavan Concannon

University of Southern California

Erin and Robert Darby

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Jennie Ebeling

University of Evansville in Indiana

Bart Ehrman

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mark Fairchild

Huntington University

Ralph Hawkins

Averett University

Jill Hicks-Keeton

University of Oklahoma

Mahri Leonard-Fleckman

College of the Holy Cross

Beth Alpert Nakhai

University of Arizona

Roger Nam

Portland Seminary/George Fox University

R. Steven Notley

Nyack College

Nava Panitz-Cohen

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

William Jessup University

Matt Suriano

University of Maryland

James Tabor

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Mark Wilson

Asia Minor Research Center

Ben Witherington III

Asbury Theological Seminary


Accommodation Information:

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina Bay Tower
1590 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Bible and Archaeology Fest participants are entitled to a special rate of $169.00 per night plus tax, double or single occupancy.

Instructions on how to receive the special rate will be provided once you register.


  • Deposit of $100 (payable by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) is required with registration form.
  • Regular: $695/per person
  • Full payment is due by November 4, 2019.
  • Pricing Includes all lectures, breakfast, break refreshments and the Saturday night banquet. Does not include hotel accommodation, dinners (except Saturday evening), lunches, and items of a strictly personal nature such as alcohol, spa services, etc.
  • * Hotel is not included in program price and must be booked separately.*
  • Received By Date Refund Amount
  • Sept. 3, 2019 Full amount
  • Sept. 4-Nov. 4, 2019 Full less $100 administrative fee
  • After Nov. 4, 2019 No refund



If you are unable to fill out the electronic registration form, please contact the Travel/Study department at 1-800-221-4644 ext. 216.

To pay off your balance, click here.


For more information contact:

Alicia Bregon
202-364-3300 ext 216
Email: [email protected]
Biblical Archaeology Society
4710 41st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016