Prepare for the 2020 IQSA Virtual Annual Meeting!

The 2020 IQSA Annual Meeting held for the first time in a new virtual format is just 10 days away! Please see below for some friendly reminders for participants and attendees as you prepare to attend.

Membership & Registration
Current IQSA membership is required and verified by staff upon registration for the IQSA Annual Meeting. However, SBL/AAR membership is not required to attend the IQSA Annual Meeting. You can renew your IQSA membership HERE.

To register for this year’s meeting, visit the SBL Annual Meeting Page and choose Register for the Annual Meeting. Then, complete a New Registration under the Affiliate Members category, and choose International Qur’anic Studies Association when prompted.

Dates and Times
The virtual meeting schedule is extended to avoid potential timing conflicts, time zone limitations, and religious and Thanksgiving holidays. The meeting will take place Monday – Thursday over two weeks. The new dates are November 30 – December 3 and December 7 – 10, from 9AM to 9PM EST. All times on the conference schedule are listed in Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5).

Program Platform
The SBL and AAR Virtual Annual Meetings Platform is now live on your computer! You can search and browse all of the sessions and publishers who are participating. After you log in, you can start to build your own schedule. Much more functionality will be unveiled once the Virtual Annual Meeting starts!   To log into the Virtual Annual Meetings Platform, you will use your registration Reference Number as your username, and your last name as your password.   Download the Mobile App to access the Virtual Annual Meeting on your mobile device!  

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IQSA Virtual Events
IQSA will still hold its Annual President Address, Business and General Meetings, Graduate Student Roundtable, and a closing session. To participate, members must be registered for the Annual Meeting through SBL/AAR.  

Presidential Address
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Asma Hilali, University of Lille, Panelist (40 min)
Fred Donner, University of Chicago, Respondent (20 min)  

Business Meeting
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
*Members Only

General Meeting
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Open to Public

Graduate Student Roundtable
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Closing Session
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM  

Questions or concerns? For registration and logistics, email For IQSA specific questions, email We look forward to seeing our members and affiliates next month for this exciting event!    

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