The 16th annual FairMormon Conference will be held on August 7 and 8, 2014 at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah.
The FairMormon Conference is an annual event that brings together scholars, apologists, and interested individuals from a variety of areas. Each comes with a unique perspective on history, science, or theology, and all come with a desire to help defend the gospel and share evidences of its truth.
The FairMormon Conference is a great way to get informed. This year’s conference is geared toward providing the information and answers you need to faithfully deal with the criticisms leveled against the Church and gospel.
Each year we strive to present speakers that address wide-ranging topics. We are in the process of finalizing our speaker lineup, which should be posted here in the near future. We invite you to join us for a frank, thought-provoking, faith-building, and enjoyable experience. Come see what the excitement is all about!
Tickets are no longer available for pre-purchase. Tickets can still be purchased at the door. Tickets for the full conference are $64.95. Tickets for one day of the conference are $39.95.
At-the-door tickets do not include lunch; however, there are multiple restaurants near the conference center.
Conference streaming is also available. More information here.
Streaming will continue to be available for purchase through the conference.
This year’s conference will be held at
Utah Valley Convention Center
220 W Center St #200, Provo, UT 84601
Biographies of confirmed speakers are available on our Speakers page. This page will be updated as speakers and their presentations are confirmed.
Conference sessions begin at 9:00 am each day and end at 5:45 pm. Registration is available before the first session each day. Dress is business casual.
|9:00 am||Kerry Muehlstein||The Book of Abraham and Unnoticed Assumptions|
|10:00 am||Marvin Perkins||Blacks in the Scriptures|
|11:00 am||Barry Bickmore||Joseph Smith Among the Early Christians|
|1:00 pm||Bob Rees||Earl Wunderli’s Imperfect Book|
|2:00 pm||Matt Roper & Paul Fields||Scriptural Style in Early Nineteenth Century American Literature|
|3:00 pm||Snack Break|
|3:15 pm||Ty Mansfield||“Mormons can BE gay, they just can’t DO gay”?: Deconstructing Sexuality and Identity From an LDS Perspective|
|4:15 pm||Ann Cannon||Why, yes! I am a Mormon, thank you very much.|
|9:00 am||Russell Stevenson||Shouldering the Cross, or How to Condemn Racism and Still Call Brigham Young a Prophet|
|10:00 am||Robert F. Smith||The Preposterous Book of Mormon: A Singular Advantage|
|11:00 am||Sharon Eubank||“This is a Woman’s Church”|
|12:50 pm||FairMormon Business|
|1:00 pm||Matt Grow & Matt Godfrey||The Story Behind the Revelations: Using the Joseph Smith Papers to Better Understand the Doctrine and Covenants|
|2:00 pm||Panel Discussion
Dana Kimmell Anderson
One guest TBD
|Family Members Who Left|
|3:00 pm||Snack Break|
|3:15 pm||Hannah Smith||Religious Liberty: What Latter-day Saints Need to Know to Preserve Our First Freedom|
|4:15 pm||Dan Peterson||Some Reflections on That Letter to a CES Director|
The official hotel for the FairMormon Conference is the Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, located across the street from the Convention Center.
Not only is it convenient, but the Marriott is an upscale hotel providing rooms at the unbelievably low discounted rate of $99 per night (plus tax). This special FairMormon Conference room rate is only available through July 15, 2014. Hurry and book your hotel room. Last year, we sold out of our room block.
• Check-in: Wed Aug 6, 2014
• Check-out: Sat Aug 9, 2014
• Special rate available until: Wed Jul 15, 2014
Guest room with 1 King or 2 Double beds $99 per night
Or call 1-800-228-9290 or 1-801-377-4700 and tell them you want a FairMormon room.
Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
101 West 100 North
Provo, Utah 84601 USA
This year we are again providing Conference streaming for your Windows, Android, Apple, and even Roku devices. Here is a way for you to have your own FairMormon Conference in your home or office. The price for streaming the conference into your home or to your phones, computers, or tablets is $25 for both days. We also leave the video on line available for viewing after the conference. Thus those who are in different time zones can take advantage of this opportunity.
What many conference attenders opt to do is go to the conference and purchase the streaming. That way they can attend the conference and interact with the speakers and other attendees, with talks at their fingertips when they get home.
Streaming includes both audio and video. Due to the nature of streaming, some presentation content may be illegible. When you sign up, in the comments section please mention which device or devices you are planning on using (Roku, iphone, ipad, Android tablet, etc.).
FairMormon wishes to thank the following sponsors: