Category: SBLAAR

Final day of SBLAAR20

By Erica Mongé-GreerErica Mongé-Greer/ 2 comments
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom—Tenth Day of a 10-day online academic conference Two years ago, at SBLAAR18 in Denver, CO, I gave a presentation on the final morning of the conference. It

Day 9 of SBLAAR20

By Erica Mongé-GreerErica Mongé-Greer/ 2 comments
Fatigue in a Virtual Conference—Ninth Day of an Academic Conference in 2020 My first two sessions have been assigned to me as SBLAAR20 Tech Assist. I am pleased to say

Day 8 of SBLAAR20

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Hermeneutics & the Hebrew Bible—Eighth Day of an Academic Conference in 2020 This morning’s session at SBLAAR20 focused in a specific area of biblical studies that intersects directly with my

Day 7 of SBLAAR20

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STEM, Science Fiction, and Religion—Seventh Day of a 10 day Academic Conference in 2020 Today marked my earliest morning attendance for this virtual conference. The “wildcard” session on religious responses

Day 6 at SBLAAR20

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Synchronicity is a Thing—Sixth Day of a 10 day Academic Conference in 2020 Expecting a live stream, I planned my day and family life around this SBLAAR20 scheduled event. You

Rest & Recoop—Fifth Day

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Day 5 of a 10 day Academic Conference in 2020 There are a few publisher sessions advertised on the conference app, but after dedicating most of this week to a

Tech in a Virtual Conference—Fourth Day

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Day 4 of a 10 day Academic Conference in 2020 I responded to a request to serve as “tech assist” during the virtual conference. This meant that I attended a

Coffee & Zoom—Third Day

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Day 3 of a 10 day Academic Conference in 2020 The adrenaline that helped me wake up early this week has now gone away, and it is shear self-determination that

Busy Just Sitting Around—Second Day

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Day 2 of a 10 day Academic Conference in 2020 Scanning for name badges takes on a whole new meaning in a virtual conference. Half of the meetings I attended

Not Zoom Fatigued Yet—First Day

By Erica Mongé-GreerErica Mongé-Greer/ no comments
Day 1 of a 10 day Academic Conference in 2020 Today began the first ever Virtual SBLAAR Conference. This seeming innocuous shift actually impacted my personal life in several ways.