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Save the Date!

Atla Annual 2022 will be held June 15-18, 2022, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Call for Proposals

Join your fellow theological librarians and submit a proposal for Atla Annual. This is your chance to share your new ideas, new best practices, or new insightful reflections on major events or experiences with your colleagues at other institutions. What do you have to share with the members of Atla?

Read the entire call on the Atla Blog

Submit Your Proposal

To submit your proposal(s), click on this link. You will be asked to log in to or create your account at the My Atla web portal. You do not have to be a member of Atla to submit a proposal, but you must create a free account on My Atla to submit. Once logged in, under “My Activities” select “Submit Proposal” on the left to begin the process.

Submit Proposal

Submissions are due on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Remember that leaders of interest groups and denominational groups should also use this form, submitting business meetings or presentation sessions on behalf of their group.

Proposal Form Template

View a sample copy of the proposal form (PDF).

Conference Proposal Rubric Categories

A copy of the scoring rubric the Conference Committee uses to evaluate proposals is provided below. I hope this resource will help you understand what the Committee is looking for and will help you craft the best possible proposal.

Each category is scored on a scale of 1-4 (1=definitely not, 2=probably not, 3=probably, 4=definitely).

Conference Proposal Timeline

If you have any questions about this call for proposals or the annual conference, please contact me, the Chair of the Conference Committee, or Atla.

The Conference Committee looks forward to reading and considering your proposals!

Atla Annual FAQs

We have provided conference FAQs to help plan for the upcoming Atla Annual 2022 experience happening June 15-18, 2022.

History of Atla Annual

Atla members have met annually since 1947 to develop their skills and connect with other their colleagues in religion and theology.



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Call to Submit Atla Annual 2022 Proposals

The Atla Conference Committee invites members and friends to submit proposals for Atla Annual 2022, June 15-18, 2022.

Atla Annual FAQs

We have provided conference FAQs to help plan for the upcoming Atla Annual 2022 experience happening June 15-18, 2022.

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Conference Committee

The Conference Committee is the strategic and long-range planning agent for the Association's annual conferences.

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