Annual Meeting 2024

Seattle, WA

January 2-5, 2024


Early Registration
Members: $425  |  Visitors: $475

Late Registration
Members: $475 |  Visitors: $475

On Site Registration
There will be no on site registration this year.

Attendance at the Annual Meeting is limited to Members and Visitors.  First time visitors should apply for visitor status no later than September 30, 2023.

Registration opens September 15, 2023.

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The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Conference Rates
Single/Double Occupancy: $150 USD per night
Contact Courtney to reserve a room at the retired rate.
Last day to Book: Sunday, December 11, 2023

Please note: Using our Academy hotel helps us reach the minimum room block that permits us to obtain substantially reduced prices for our meetings. Failing to meet that block can lead to a substantial cost penalty to the Academy. Please consider impacts on the Academy if considering other housing.  If you need assistance with finding roommates to help offset room costs, please contact our meeting Manager, Courtney Murtaugh (

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Annual Meeting Schedule

January 2

Orientation for New Visitors
Opening Rite

January 3

Seminars and Plenary Sessions

January 4

Seminars and Plenary Sessions
Business Meeting
Berakah Award Banquet

January 5

Denominational Meetings


A limited number of scholarships to offset the cost of registration are available to both members and visitors.

Apply by November 1

Scholarship recipients will be notified in time to complete early registration.

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COVID-19 Protocols

Masking in Public Spaces: In an abundance of caution and concern for our hotel staff and members, all attendees will be expected to wear a mask at all events in public spaces in the hotel, unless actively eating or drinking. Seating protocols will be followed for gatherings at tables and in meeting rooms. Seminars will decide on mask protocols for themselves.

Local Protocols: We will adhere to any additional protocols required by the city of Seattle, the state of Washington, and the US government.


Seminars are at the heart of our Annual Meeting. These working groups foster the scholarly exchange of our members on a wide variety of liturgical topics. Seminar members actively support and learn from one another in and sometimes across our chosen specialties within the wider fields of liturgical studies and allied disciplines.

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Emerging Scholars

Emerging Scholars is a group for liturgy scholars in the early stages of their career, particularly tailored to the needs of those in graduate school up through the first few years of their first permanent position. Anyone is welcome to attend the Emerging Scholars meetings. They provide a space for peer-to-peer networking, advice on writing and job searches, a spotlight on the work of visitors and new members, and an introduction to the work of the Academy, as well as giving emerging scholars a chance to reflect on the future of the Academy. Contact Kim Belcher for more information.


A number of denominations and associations gather in conjunction with our Annual Meeting. Beginning in 2022, these meetings will be held following the annual meeting. Interested participants should contact the meeting organizers directly for more information.

Episcopal/Anglican | Contact Sylvia Sweeney
Free Church | Contact Sarah Johnson
Lutheran | Contact Kyle Schiefelbein-Guerrero
Roman Catholic | website
United Methodist | Contact TBD

If you would like to host a post-meeting, complete the form below no later than November 30.

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Member Resources

During the annual meeting, members gather to share their research and scholarship, to celebrate one another’s accomplishments, and to conduct the business of the Academy.

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Visitor Resources

Before applying for full membership in the Academy, candidates are ordinarily expected to participate at least twice in the Annual Meeting as approved visitors.

In addition to participating in the regular events at the annual meeting, there are several events especially for visitors.

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Exhibitor Resources

NAAL was proud to welcome the following exhibitors to our 2023 Annual Meeting in Toronto, ON:

OCP, Oregon Catholic Press
Sacred Liturgy Ministries
Liturgy Training Publications (LTP)
Novallis Publishing
Church Publishing
Liturgical Press
Baker Academic
CCCB Publications
Augsburg Fortress Press

NAAL members may also arrange to display their books published with other presses.

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Future Meetings

At their 2023 meeting, the members of the academy affirmed a proposal for Academy meetings from 2024-2026. You can read the proposal below.

Academy Committee Proposal 2025 and beyond
Need Help?

Do you have questions about the Annual Meeting? Our Meeting Manager, Courtney Murtaugh, and our Academy Committee are here to help!

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