We hope these conferences will be of interest to our readers. Note that four are the same weekend, October 11-12.
Joseph Smith Papers Conference
“Joseph Smith’s Expanding Visions and the Practical Realities of Establishing Nauvoo” Friday, October 11, 2019, 8:00-4:35
Salt Lake City, Conference Center Theater
Presenters are Spencer W. McBride, Benjamin E. Park, David W. Smith, Jennifer Reeder, Jonathan A. Stapley, Megan Stanton, Matthew C. Godfrey, Gerrit J. Dirkmaat, Christian Heimburger, Gary James Bergera, Andrew F. Ehat, Janiece Johnson, Ryan Bell, Brian Passantino, Jordan Watkins, Susan Staker, and Christopher James Blythe. See here for the schedule and other information.
Jerusalem Center: Thirtieth Anniversary of the Dedication of the BYU Jerusalem Center
Friday, October 11, 2019. 9:00-5:00
BYU Campus, Varsity Theater (9:00-11:45) and JSB Auditorium (1:15-5:00)
Presenters are Elder Jeffrey R. Holland (afternoon keynote speaker), BYU faculty who have participated at the Jerusalem Center, and students. The morning session will focus on events leading up to the dedication of the Center in 1989. The afternoon session will focus on the Center since 1989. The full program will be posted on this page shortly. Free and open to the public. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BYU New Testament Commentary Conference
“Hebrews: The Sacred Powers of Jesus, the Great High Priest”
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9:00-4:00
BYU Campus, 205, 206, and 306 J. Reuben Clark Law School Building
Presenters are Philip Allred, Del Clark, Kevin Christensen, Julie M. Smith, Brent J. Schmidt, Tom Roberts, Matthew Grey, Avram Shannon, and a panel. The full schedule with titles is listed at byuntc.org.
Presentations will be recorded and made available later. The conference is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the lots adjacent to the J. Reuben Clark Law School building.
Book of Mormon Studies Association Conference October 11-12, 2019, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Academic study of the Book of Mormon from a variety of disciplines.
Friday, October 11, 9:00 – 8:30
Saturday, October 12, 8:45-8:30
Presenters include several professors and researchers from Brigham Young University, the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, and other institutions. The full schedule is listed here.
Looking way ahead: BYU Church History Symposium, March 12-13, 2020
The Department of Church History and Doctrine at BYU and the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announce the BYU Church History Symposium, March 12–13, 2020. The symposium will convene at Brigham Young University (March 12) and at the Conference Center Theater in Salt Lake City (March 13). Keynote speakers include Sheri Dew and Richard Lyman Bushman (March 12), and President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (March 13). Information will be posted here.