NetVUE will host an AAR/SBL pre-conference meeting on the theme of “Vocation and/as the Work of Our Hands” during November 16-17. Aligning with the 2023 AAR theme (“La Labor de Nuestras Manos”) and building on previous NetVUE pre-conference meetings, this event will consider how our work, as educators in the field of religious studies and theology, might support our students’ hands-on efforts to discern their many callings. The all-star lineup of speakers (pictured below, left to right) includes Krista Hughes (Newberry College), Niki Johnson (University of Mount Union), Jason Mahn (Augustana College, IL), David McCarthy (Mount St. Mary’s University), Charles Mathewes (University of Virginia), Rodney Palmer (Andrews University), Darby Ray (Bates College), and Deanna Thompson (St. Olaf College). The gathering runs from Thursday, November 16, at 2:00 p.m. through Friday, November 17, at noon. The cost for those from member institutions is only $25, which includes a Thursday evening reception and dinner, as well as a light breakfast on Friday. Interested parties from non-NetVUE institutions may participate as well at a slightly higher cost.