Religion and Bible Society

of the Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Region

With the Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Region of the American Academy of Religion

Regional Meetings

Participating Schools and Universities

Regional Officers

Regis University will host the 2023 Regional Meeting on March 24-25, 2023, in Denver, CO

Click here for the final program!

At this time, you may register for the meeting at this link. Registration fees include coffee breaks, lunch for both days, Friday’s reception, and Saturday’s Regional Conversations dessert event (new!). This year’s fees are $10 for students, $40 for contingent faculty and independent scholars, and $100 for ranked faculty.

If you need hotel accommodations, we have made arrangements with Hilton Garden Inn – Arvada for a group rate ($119.00/night + tax; includes breakfast) and will be organizing shuttles from the hotel to campus and back. HGI-Arvada is one block from the RTD Olde Town Arvada train station, which is approximately 90 minutes to/from Denver International Airport with a transfer at Union Station from the A-line to the G-line. It is in the midst of Olde Town Arvada dining and shopping, and a short train ride into downtown Denver.

You can book your room in one of two ways:

1) Click this link.

2) Call the Hilton Garden Inn – Arvada at (303) 420-9799. When making your reservation, be sure to let the agent know that you are booking with the Rocky Mountain Great Plains Regional Meeting and refer to group code RMGPRM.

Hotel reservations must be made by Friday, March 3, 2023 in order to receive the group rate.

The Friday plenary will be given by Kareem El Damanhoury (DU) on the topic of extremism and the media, followed by an interview with Dheepa Sundaram (DU), who will bring Kareem’s work on Isis and Al-Qaeda into conversation with other forms of religious extremism (e.g., Hindu Nationalism, White Nationalism).

The Saturday plenary will be given by Amy C. Cottrill (Birmingham-Southern College), who will share something related to her recent book Uncovering Violence: Reading Biblical Narratives as an Ethical Project.