19th Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest

San Antonio, Texas


The Biblical Archaeology Society is delighted to host its 19th annual Bible and Archaeology Fest program in the beautiful, vibrant city of San Antonio, Texas. Join us this fall as we convene with 21 leading scholars from around the world to hear their latest research into the field of Biblical archaeology and scholarship. This is our largest and very popular, once-a-year seminar series designed specifically for the interested lay person.

Concurrent sessions over two and a half days will cover topics from the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and the latest archaeological discoveries pertaining to the world of the Bible.

For 19 years, the Biblical Archaeology Society is proud to be the only organization bringing current Biblical research to the general public straight from the scholars who are at the forefront of their fields.

This year's renowned speakers include:
Click on Scholar Name to View Lecture Summary

For purposes of flight arrangements, lectures begin Friday Nov. 18 at 9:00 am. Program concludes Sunday, Nov. 20 at 12:00 pm.

Lecture Program

Click here for the speaker's schedule. Please note that this program is still being finalized and that the schedule is subject to change. Please continue to check back here for updates.


If you are unable to fill out the electronic registration form, please contact the Travel/Study department at 1-800-221-4644 ext. 216.

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Seminar Price

$595.00 per person. Includes all lectures, breakfast, break refreshments and Saturday night banquet. Does not include dinners (except that on Saturday evening), lunches, and items of a strictly personal nature such as alcohol, spa services, etc. Please contact the Travel/Study department for information regarding group discounts for 6 or more people.

Hotel is not included in program price and must be booked separately.




Hotel Contessa
306 West Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Situated directly on San Antonio’s famous, lively Riverwalk, the Hotel Contessa is a four-diamond rated, all-suite property featuring modern, elegant suites beautifully furnished to reflect the unique vibe of San Antonio. The refined suites with colorful Spanish flair offer river or city views, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi, plus granite-topped desks and separate living areas with pull-out sofas. Room service is available. Amenities include a heated rooftop pool and hot tub with city views, a 24-hour exercise room and a full-service spa (surcharge). There’s also a Spanish-themed tapas restaurant, a cocktail bar and a coffee shop.

This beautiful hotel is one block away from the Briscoe Western Art Museum and is only a ten-minute walk from the historic Alamo. Whether you want to explore the colorful network of shops, restaurants and museums along the San Antonio River, revel in the rich history of one of America’s most historic cities or simply relax in a quiet, luxurious environment, the Hotel Contessa is the perfect choice for visitors to this most vibrant Texas city.

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For more information on the hotel property, please visit their website at:

Bible and Archaeology Fest participants are entitled to a special rate of $152.00 per night plus tax, double or single occupancy. Instructions for securing this rate will be provided upon the completion of your Bible and Archaeology Fest registration. For more information, please contact the Travel/Study Department at 202-364-3300 ext. 216.

Alternative Parking Options:

Market Street Garage
421 W. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
$18 overnight

River Bend Parking Garage
210 N. Presa
San Antonio, TX 78205
$18 overnight


Cancellation Policy

The Biblical Archaeology Society must adhere to the following cancellation policy for the Bible and Archaeology Fest program:

• Cancellation on or before September 4, 2016: Full refund
• Cancellation September 5 - November 4, 2016: Refund of payment less $100.00 administrative fee
• Cancellation on or after November 5, 2016: No refund


For more information contact:

Alicia Bregon
202-364-3300 ext 216
Biblical Archaeology Society
4710 41st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Fax: 202-364-2636