||Keynote speaker Paul Maier is the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History, emeritus, at Western Michigan University. A specialist in correlating data from the ancient world with the New Testament, he is the author of numerous books and has published more than 250 articles and reviews in general and professional journals. Maier earned master’s degrees from Harvard University and Concordia Seminary and pursued postgraduate studies as a Fulbright scholar at the universities of Heidelberg, Germany, and Basel, Switzerland, where he studied under famed scholars Karl Barth and Oscar Cullmann. He received his doctorate summa cum laude from the University of Basel in 1957, the first American student to graduate with highest honors. Registration is $25 per person, $30 after Feb. 18.