Special Feature

What are you doing this weekend? Check out these conferences! Photo by BYU Photo
October 8, 2019
Special Feature
What are you doing this weekend? Check out these conferences!
Author BYU Studies Staff

It’s Conference Season! We hope you enjoyed general conference last weekend. There are four conferences scheduled for this weekend, October 11-12, that we recommend, so you’ll have to narrow it down to one or two. We include two other important conferences below. 

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.

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. Free and open to the public. Tickets for priority seating for the afternoon session will be provided to those attending the morning session. Questions? Email jerusalem@byu.edu.

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.

BYU Sidney B. Sperry Symposium – “Give Ear to My Words: Text and Context of Alma 36-42”

Friday, October 25, 2019, 6:30-9:30 pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Joseph Smith Building (JSB), BYU.

Keynote address is by Tad R. Callister, Friday at 6:30. Other presenters are professors in BYU Religious Education and other institutions. Free admission, no registration required. Full schedule is here. 

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.