The 18th annual FairMormon Conference will be held on August 4 and 5, 2016 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 will 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!
Pre-registration is now closed, but at-the-door tickets will be available. (Lunches are not available for those who did not pre-register, but there are multiple nearby food options.)
- Two-day: $69.95
- One-day: $44.95
- $5 off each per day for students ($59.95 / $39.95)
- Deep discount for S&I ($10.00/ $5.00)
Streaming will continue to be available for purchase throughout the conference.
Conference streaming is available for your Windows, Android, Apple, and Roku devices. This 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 $29.95 for both days. The streaming will be available live and then archived content will be available for a limited time beginning a few days 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.
NOTE: Streaming remains available for purchase for several months after the conference.
Streaming includes both audio and video. Due to the nature of streaming, some presentation content may be illegible. When you sign up, in the notes section please mention which device or devices you are planning on using (Roku, iPhone, iPad, Android tablet, etc.).
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
Schedule and Speakers
Biographies of confirmed speakers, as well as presentation summaries, 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||Royal Skousen and Stan Carmack||Finishing up the Book of Mormon Critical Text Project: An Introduction to The History of the Text of the Book of Mormon|
|10:00 am||Morgan Deane||Climbing a tree to find a fish: Insurgency in the Book of Mormon|
|11:00 am||Matt Grow||“We, the People of the Kingdom of God”: Insights into the Minutes of the Council of Fifty, 1844-1846|
|1:00 pm||Matt Roper||‘To Inflict the Wounds of Death’: Mesoamerican Swords and Cimeters in the Book of Mormon|
|2:00 pm||Wendy Ulrich||What I hope we will teach our daughters (and sons) about the priesthood|
|3:00 pm||Snack Break|
|3:15 pm||Jill Derr||Quorum Lost and Found: Eliza R. Snow and the 1868 Restoration of Relief Society|
|4:15 pm||Ally Isom||Faith-Centered Dialectics: Talking About Differences Transforms|
|9:00 am||Ben McGuire||The Book of Mormon as a Communicative Act: Translation in Context|
|10:00 am||Kathryn Shirts||“Daughters of Christ”: Finding Language to Talk about Women and Priesthood|
|11:00 am||Grant Hardy||More Effective Apologetics|
|12:50 pm||FairMormon Business|
|1:00 pm||Patrick Mason||The Courage of Our Convictions: Embracing Mormonism in a Secular Age|
|2:00 pm||Ralph Hancock||“Love Wins,” and Charity Loses|
|3:00 pm||Snack Break|
|3:15 pm||Brian Stubbs||Changes in Languages from Nephi to Now|
|4:15 pm||Dan Peterson||The Logic-Tree of Life, or, Why I Can’t Manage to Disbelieve|
The official hotel for the FairMormon Conference is the Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, located across the street from the Convention Center.
We are grateful to the help and support from the following sponsors: