Annual Meeting 2023

Toronto, ON

January 2-5, 2023


Early Registration (now extended through December 8)
Members: $395  |  Visitors: $425

Late Registration (Dec. 8 – Dec. 15)
Members: $445 |  Visitors: $450

On Site Registration
Members: $500 |  Visitors: $500

Attendance at the Annual Meeting is limited to Members and Visitors.  First time visitors should apply for visitor status no later than December 1, 2022.

Registration opens September 15, 2022.

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Sheraton Center Toronto
123 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M5H 2M9, Canada
Reservations: 1-888-627-7175
Conference Rates
Single/Double Occupancy: $169 CAD / $129 US
Retired Rate: $129 CAD / $99 US
Contact Courtney to reserve a room at the retired rate.

Last Day to Book: December 8, 2022

Using our Academy hotel helps us reach the minimum room block that permits us to obtain 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 when considering other housing.

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COVID-19 Protocols

Vaccination Required: To register for the 2023 Annual Meeting, you must be fully vaccinated and provide a copy of your vaccination card with the corresponding ID. NAAL will keep a record of your card through January 6, 2023. After January 6, 2023, all copies of vaccine cards will be purged and deleted. A copy of your card and ID can be emailed to

Masking in Public Spaces: 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 Toronto, the province of Ontario, and the Canadian government. Wearing masks on planes and trains is no longer required, but still strongly recommended.

To save time upon arrival, every traveler to Canada, including those entering by car, are encouraged to download the ArriveCan app and complete all entry requirements stated in the app.  For the latest information on arrivals to Canada, click here.

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Annual Meeting Schedule

Monday, January 2

3pm Registration Opens
4pm Orientation for New Visitors
7pm Opening Rite

Tuesday, January 3

Seminars and Plenary Sessions

Wednesday, January 4

Seminars and Plenary Sessions
Business Meeting
John Courtney Murray Award Banquet

Thursday, January 5

Denominational Meetings

Full meeting schedule will be available prior to our Annual Meeting.


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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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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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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Exhibitor Resources

NAAL is proud to welcome the following exhibitors to our 2022 Annual Meeting:

OCP, Oregon Catholic Press
Liturgy Training Publications
Liturgical Press
Augsburg Press

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2022 Sponsors


Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary


Styberg Preaching Institute at Garrett-Evangelical


Montfort Missionaries
The Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, CT


National Catholic Reporter
Oregon Catholic Press
Notre Dame Center for Liturgy


Sponsor the Annual Meeting
Future Meetings

Mark your calendars now for our upcoming meetings!

2024: January 2-5 | Seattle

2025: January 2-5 | TBD

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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