The First Enoch Symposium will be held in Berlin in early August, immediately before 2017 ISBL, which also will be held in Berlin.  Our Symposium will examine the subject of heavenly ascents in early and late antique Judaism and Christianity. Our focus will be on the myriad expressions of the trope, in light of the full evidence (the later books of the Hebrew Bible, the OTP, the NTA, the DSS, and so-called ‘gnostic” texts) and with a view to issues of the nature and vehicle of the seer/visionary, and the transmission, reception, and verification of the heavenly information. We look forward to paper proposals for a limited number of open sessions and to all our Enoch Seminar colleagues who wish to attend.