Discovering the Bible's Voice in the Public Square
Following the decision at the end of 2021 to switch the Annual Meeting due to be in Athens to Philadelphia, PA preparations are now in place with our great friends American Bible Society for our first in-person meeting in three years!
You can find out all you need to know about the Annual Meeting through the tabs above or you can ask the Forum staff team anything else through the 'Questions?' tab.
22 April: COVID-19 Restrictions Update
The Hospitality Sector
The City of Philadelphia announced today 22 April 2022 that residents and visitors are 'strongly encouraged, but not required to wear a mask in indoor public spaces'.
This recinds the announcement of 18 April 2022 that made masks mandatory.
The Wyndham Hotel will waive any penalty charges for anyone who has to cancel their booking owing to a COVID infection.
American Bible Society Offices
ABS is complying with the City of Philadelphia announcements.
COVID-19 and International Travel
If you are travelling to the meeting from outside the US, you will still have to conform with US government COVID regulations that you can find on the CDC website as well as the requirements of your airline. Please note that currently all international air passengers need to show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel.
If you require a letter of invitation to the Annual Meeting in order to obtain a visa to enter the USA please contact Jenny Stewart by email as soon as possible.
About the Annual Meeting in General
The Annual Meeting is the key event for member CEOs or equivalent. The meeting is open to senior staff of member organizations and specially invited guests, but only with prior agreement of a member organisation's CEO, President or Executive Director.
The meeting normally takes place in April / May convening in alternating years in the USA and outside the USA.
Annual Meetings provide an opportunity for networking and building relationship across different ministries. The theme each year is designed to explore the leading edge of a particular aspect of Bible mission and ministry decided by the membership.