24th Annual Conference of the LDS International Society
Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, Brigham Young University
Monday, 8 April 2013

The Church and International Diplomacy

8:30 a.m.          Welcome President Cecil O. Samuelson, President, Brigham Young University

8:45 a.m.          State of the Society – Conference Theme Ted Lyon, Executive Director, LDS International Society

9:00 a.m.          The International Society – The Vision William F. Atkin, Founder

9:10 a.m.           “By Persuasion, Long-suffering, Meekness and Love” Cory W. Leonard, David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies

10:00 a.m.       Networking/mentoring break

10:20 a.m.         Keynote Address Elder Robert S. Wood, Emeritus General Authority

11:30 a.m.         Networking/mentoring break

12:00 p.m.        Luncheon

1:30 p.m.          “LDS Perspectives on Diplomacy” – Panel
Moderator:  Ralph W. Hardy, Jr., Chair, Washington, D.C. International Public Affairs Committee
1. Ryan Akin
2. John Dinkleman
3. Mandi Tuttle

3:00 p.m.          Networking/Mentoring break

3:15 p.m.          “From this School: Toward an LDS Paradigm of Peacebuilding” Chad Ford David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding, BYU, Hawaii

4:00 p.m.         Adjourn    – chatting, good snacks, human ties, big plans