Observe the Scholars’ Seminar in action the day before the Festival Gathering begins!

Those who sign up in time to participate will be responsible for making their own accommodations with the the hotel.
Observers are welcome to our discounted group rate at the Marriott at the University of Dayton.


Our focus for the 2020 Scholars’ Seminar is on the Gospel of Mark. We will explore its dynamics and also how it carries within itself echoes of God’s more ancient story. 

This is a select opportunity to observe the work of the NBS Scholars as they participate in active scholarship through the lens of biblical performance criticism.

Limited Space

A limited number of observer spaces are available (10) on a first-come, first-serve basis. The space usually fills up in less than 36 hours.

Keep an eye on your email for updated information about the observer application date!